CHARLES CLINTON CURRY
Charles Clinton Curry, 70, passed away Monday, April 23, 2018, in Charleston, S.C. He was born March 3, 1948, in Blytheville, Ark., to Charlotte and Hap Curry. His dad died in a vehicle accident in 1951. A few years later, his mother married Gardner Norrid from Holland, Mo. Again, he had a dad.
Clint’s schooling began at the Holland Schools. When Holland and Steele schools consolidated, he completed his schooling at South Pemiscot Schools and was a proud member of the South Pemiscot High School Class of 1966.
Clint was drafted into the United States Army in April 1968. He was a combat veteran of the Vietnam War and was awarded the Army Commendation Medal and the Bronze Star with a “V”, the fourth highest military decoration, for valor.
After completing his military obligation in November 1969, he married Donna German of Steele, Mo., on Jan. 3, 1970. They moved to Tulsa, Okla., where he took a job as an open-heart surgeon’s assistant. Over the years, he was a farmer and a convenience store owner in Holland. He was operating a trucking business in South Carolina at the time of his passing.
Clint was widely known for his barbecuing and story-telling skills. He would often cook for his friends and family in Missouri and for his drivers in South Carolina, where they shared many laughs and memories.
He was a former member of the South Pemiscot Board of Education. He also served as the South Pemiscot High School Bulldog’s official clock keeper during high school basketball games. He was also a current member of Pemiscot County American Legion Post 88.
Mr. Curry was preceded in death by his two fathers, Hap Curry and Gardner Norrid, and one brother, Anthony Norrid.
Survivors of Mr. Curry include his mother, Charlotte Norrid; two sons, Chad Curry (Michelle) and Cam Curry (Amanda); four grandchildren, Malcom Curry, Sloan Curry, Isla Curry and Wren Curry, and many, many friends and relatives.
Memorial services for Mr. Curry were held Saturday, May 5 at the John W. German Funeral Home in Steele. His dear friend, Randy McDaniel, led the standing room only memorial service where many memories, stories and laughs were shared as he was remembered. Following the services, he received full military honors provided by the United States Army.
John W. German Funeral Home of Steele was in charge of arrangements.