Born: Saturday Dec 13, 1930

Died: Tuesday Jan 5, 2021


Richard Arlen Curry, Sr.

December 13, 1930 - January 5, 2021

Richard Arlen Curry, Sr., 90, of Ridgeway, VA, passed away Tuesday afternoon, January 5, 2021, at Sovah Health – Martinsville.

A graveside service will be held at 12 Noon on Saturday, January 9, at Overlook Cemetery. He will lie in repose on Friday from 12 Noon to 6 PM at Fair Funeral Home, Eden, NC, for those wishing to come by to pay their respects.

Born December 13, 1930 in Draper, NC, Richard was the son of the late Walker Martin Curry and Rosa Griffin Curry.  He was a US Army veteran and served in the 82nd Airborne.  Richard was a graduate of Elon College and taught for Henry County School System for 30 years as a Math and Physics teacher, from which he retired.  Richard attended Morgan Ford Christian Church until his health became an obstacle.  He was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed camping, fishing and golf.

He is survived by his children, Richard “Rick” Curry, Jr. and Donna Curry LaPrad, both of Martinsville, VA; mother of his children, Frances H. Bledsoe of Martinsville, VA; six grandchildren, John LaPrad (Amber West), David Curry (April), Lyndsay Amato (John), Lisa Butler (Kevin), Anna Clifford (Mark), and Melissa Curry (Joey Cook); eight great-granddaughters, Lillian LaPrad, Olivia LaPrad, Abigail Butler, Gemma Amato, Evelyn Curry, Zoey Curry, Serafina Adkins, and Josephina Cook; two step-children, Pamela Farmer and Arthur Powell; step-grandchild, Jason Farmer; a step-great-granddaughter; and brother, Talmadge E. “Corky” Curry (Brenda).

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Betty Ann Shropshire Curry and grandson, Jeffrey Arlen Curry.

Online condolences may be offered to the family at www.fairfuneralhome.com

 



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I am so sorry for your loss. Praying for your families! I used to be a neighbor in Marrowbone Heights and I also had Mr. Curry for Study Hall at Drewry Mason.
Sylvia Dance Handy

My condolences to the family
J. Stephen Smith

We are so sorry for your loss. To Ricky and Donna and your family you are in our thoughts and prayers!
Rocky and Darlene Hagood

I’m very sorry to hear of the passing of Richard. I came to him when he became a customer of the pharmacy I work at. He was a nice man and always had a good sense of humor. GOD BLESS the family, Lee Ann Artis❤️
Lee Ann Artis

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