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Nathan Evans Curry
1924-2017
Nathan Evans Curry died in his home in Deer Park, Monday, October 16, 2017 at age 93. He was born July 20, 1924 in Lexington, Missouri to Guy and Edna (Eaves) Curry. He was the last survivor of 11 children.
Besides his parents and his siblings, he was preceded in death by his wife, Pauline.
Nathan was a highly decorated US Navy fighter pilot. During the Korean War he was shot down twice flying a F4U-4 Corsair fighter. For that conflict, he was awarded a Purple Heart. Both times he was miraculously rescued from the North Korea Sea amid heavy enemy fire. He was also awarded the Distinguished flying cross as a pilot . Nathan participated in numerous strike missions over enemy territory and was awarded other medals. During WWII, Nathan flew a TBF/TBM Avenger torpedo bomber.
The Curry family had 6 sons in WWII. One brother, William, went down on the Arizona at Pearl Harbor, December 7, 1941. Another brother, Robert, was captured on Wake Island and spent almost 4 years in captivity – tortured and starved and forced to work in Japanese coal mines until liberated at the end of the war. Yet another brother, Charles, crash landed in Italy and suffered severe head injuries which later caused his death.
Nathan was surrounded by family and friends, who have been caring for him along with Hospice and Home health care team during extended severe kidney malfunction. Nathan is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews, and cousins reunited in the Eaves-Family-National-Association of which Pauline and Nathan have enjoyed in their later years.
A Memorial Service will be held at Broadway Baptist Church at 7300 Lawndale, Houston, TX 77012 on Saturday, October 21, 2017 at 10:30AM.
Interment will be at Houston Veterans Memorial Cemetery at a later date.
Memorials may be sent to the Eaves Scholarship Fund, 5303 Marshfield Ct. Arlington, TX 76016
Published in Houston Chronicle on Oct. 20, 2017
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