Palmetto Community-Charles Guinn Curry, 83, died Thursday morning at 4 am at the Hospice Unit of North Miss. Medical Center in Tupelo, surrounded by his family. Born August 9, 1934 in the Arbor Grove Community of Chickasaw County to the late Thomas Dallas and Lizzie Jane Clement Curry, Charles grew up there, attended the public schools, graduated from Plantersville High School and attended Itawamba Community College. A man with a strong sense of patriotism, Charles served for 4 years in the U. S. Navy in the post-Korean era. He honorably discharged and joined the Mississippi National Guard retiring with the rank of Staff Sergeant after 29 years military service. He saw combat during Operation Desert Storm. Her married Katie McCullough and to this marriage was born 4 children. Katie died on Nov. 26, 2006. He married Betty Bennett in 2010 and she survives. Charles was not afraid of work and spent 39 years with Rockwell/Delta International retiring as a Machinist. Charles was a longtime faithful member of the Oak Valley Christian Church. He lived most of his adult life in Palmetto where he was a friend to many and a stellar community supporter. Charles enjoyed crappie fishing, deer hunting, raising a garden, watching TV and listening to Country music.
A service celebrating his life will be held at 1 PM Sunday, May 13, 2018 at the Tupelo Chapel of Holland Funeral Directors with Bro. Danny Horton officiating. Burial, with military honors, will follow in the Old Union Cemetery west of Shannon. Visitation will be from 4 PM-7 PM Saturday, May 12, 2018 and from Noon-service time on Sunday. The service may be viewed via www.hollandfuneraldirectors.com/Livestreaming at 1 PM Sunday and 60 days thereafter.
Survivors include his wife, Betty B. Curry of Palmetto; 3 sons, Rusty Curry and Perry Curry both of Palmetto and Aubrey Curry (Sherri) of Shannon. 1 daughter, Carla Curry Potts (David) of Kenton, Tenn. A step son, Greg Lyles (Tracy) of Tupelo. 9 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren who affectionately called him PaPa. Numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents, the mother of his children, Katie McCullough Curry, a grandson, Michael Sudduth and by 4 brothers and 4 sisters.
Memorials may be made to the Oak Valley Christian Church, c/o Cecelia Horton, 410 E. Main St., Baldwyn, MS. 38824.
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