Fred B. Curry, Jr., 78Published 4:09pm Wednesday, June 12, 2013
Born: April 23, 1935
Died: June 3, 2013
Fred B. Curry, Jr., 78, of Cassopolis, died peacefully Monday evening, June 3, 2013 in The Timbers of Dowagiac in the presence of his family.
Fred was born April 23, 1935, in Chicago. He married Frieda Rose Jones. She preceded him in death in 1998. He was also preceded by his parents; two sisters, Margaret Frances Bialas, Norma Washington; one brother, James Payne; and one step-son, Dale Harris.
Fred served in the Air Force. He retired from the Postal Service. He helped in the development of the Cassopolis community for over forty years and served in various capacities, including sitting on the Village Council.
Fred was very creative as a novice writer, a painter, and an inventor, and was the holder of several patents. Fred was a man of great determination and strong will. He was a fighter his whole life. His family describes him as the “handsomest cowboy ever.”
Fred will be greatly missed by family and friends. He is survived by one son, Michael Curry of Dowagiac; two grandsons, Lawrence Curry of Chicago, Sean Harris of Elkhart, Ind.; one granddaughter, Stacy (Nagomba) White of South Bend; and one sister, Martha (A.J.) Stovall of Holly Springs, Miss.; two local nephews, Norman Pompey of Mishawaka, Tony Pompey of Cassopolis; and a host of other nieces, nephews and cousins.
Family and friends will gather at 1 p.m. Friday in Riverside Cemetery, Dowagiac for a graveside service, where Mr. Curry’s remains will be laid to rest with his family.
The family prefers memorial contributions to the Fred B. Curry Memorial Fund, in care of A.J. and Martha Stovall special account, Bank of America, 1903 S. 11th St., Niles, MI 49120.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Connelly Chapel Wagner Family Funerals, Cassopolis. Please share a memory or a message online: wagnercares.com.