Garland Henry Curry, “Jr” 92, of Lonoke passed away July 13, 2016 at St. Vincent Hospital. He was born July 31, 1923 to the late Garland and Atha Bryan Curry at Dover, Arkansas.
He was a member of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church at Carlisle, serving as caretaker for 30 years. He taught the Men’s Sunday School Class and was a member of the Men’s Brotherhood. He served in the CCC Camp of Arkansas and worked in the California ship yards mounting weapons on ships to serve the war effort.
He was an avid fisherman teaching his grandsons to hunt and fish at an early age. It continues to be their favorite inheritance. He was a very productive and outstanding farmer since 1947. He harvested many, many bountiful crops, and worked always to improve his land with his faithful tractors, always a John Deere.
He never met a stranger and he was never the last to close a conversation.
Preceding in death are his wife of 48 years Dorothy Cole and wife of 14 years Rachel Curry; his sisters, Annese Curry Barber, Ruby Curry Johnson, Betty Curry Parker; brothers Charles K. Curry, Bobby Curry and James Curry. Survivors include two daughters, Barbara Curry Gault (Ron) and Kay Curry Mooney (Fred); two grandsons, Justin Curry Mooney (Beth) and John F. Mooney (Amanda); one great-granddaughter Ally, all of Lonoke; his brother William Curry (Nancy) of Brownsville, Texas; a very close brother-in-law Robert Parker of Carlisle, along with his best companion, his dog Ginger, and his beloved caregiver Linda Hunt.
A family and friends visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m. Friday at Boyd Funeral Home, Lonoke.
Funeral Services will be at 10:00 a.m. Saturday at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church with burial in Hamilton Cemetery. Memorials can be made to Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, 827 Daniels Road, Carlisle, AR 72024. www.boydfuneralhome.net.