March 20, 1927 – August 27, 2014
Floyd Emmett “F.E.” Curry, 87 of Orrick, passed away Wednesday, August 27, 2014 at the NorthCare Hospice House in North Kansas City, Mo.
F.E. as he was known in Orrick, was born on March 20, 1927 in Centralia, Mo., to Champ Clark Curry and Iva Estella (Mathis) Curry. He had lived in Orrick for over 50 plus years. He attended school in Centralia. He served his country in the U.S. Navy during W.W.II. He was united in marriage on November 6, 1953 to Muriel M. Stansberry who survives him at the home in Orrick.
F.E. worked as a signal maintainer for the Wabash Railroad, which later became the Norfolk & Southern Railroad for 42 years. The railroad named a siding track near Orrick in his honor, and is known as the Curry Siding. He retired from the railroad in 1989. Following his retirement, he worked for six years at the Indian Hills Country Club.
F.E. liked to travel, play golf, and do yard work. He was a big Chiefs fan and had a big collection of sports memorabilia. His favorite past time was being with his family and enjoying his grandchildren and great grandchildren. He was a very sociable person and loved his many friends and visiting with them.
F.E. was a member of the Henrietta Baptist Church, Ada Lodge #444 and the Orrick Quarterback Club.
He is survived by his wife of nearly 61 years, Muriel M. Curry of the home in Orrick; a son and daughter-in-law, Ty Curry and Robin of Excelsior Springs, Mo.; a daughter, Tonya Lynn Graves of Orrick, Mo.; and a sister, Louise Hebert of Texas City, Texas.
Masonic services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, August 30, 2014 at the Henrietta Baptist Church, followed by visitation from 10:15 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., also at the church. Funeral services will be at the church at 1:00 p.m. Burial will follow with full military honors at Richmond Memory Gardens.
The family suggest memorials be given to the Orrick Quarterback Club in his memory.
Please accept our deepest sympathy. We remember F.E. from his railroading days when we lived in Moberly. Lynn enjoyed working with him. We hope these words convey our heartfelt sympathy at this time of your loss. Take care…
Lynn & Alta Himstedt
I am grateful for the life of Mr. Curry. Thanks to his service and to the service of others in our armed forces, my family and I have been able to lead our lives in freedom and peace.
A grateful stranger