Parris Fawndean “Dean” Curry

In Obituaries by Reporter News

Parris Fawndean “Dean” Curry, born February 26, 1921, peacefully passed away at home on Tuesday, September 16, 2014.

He was born and raised in Rotan, Texas.

He is preceded in death by his parents William Polk Curry, Kitty Smith Curry and Dollie Smith Curry; wife, Mildred Wilson Curry; brother, William P. Curry, Jr.; and sister, Kathleen C. Reinhart.

Dean is survived by his loving wife of 50 years, Marion W. Curry. His children, Michael Curry and wife, Gail; Nancy Curry Todd and husband, Sam; Patrick Curry and wife, Linda; Mark Curry and wife, Tina; Melissa Curry Merrill and husband, Brady; and Mary S. Curry. His sisters, Lois C. Rushing; Mattie Lou (Pat) Weckerly and husband, Norman; Sue C. Vaughan and husband, Frank. His nine grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren. Dean was eagerly awaiting the arrival of his sixth great-grandchild later this year. He was honored to be called Uncle Dean by numerous nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Dean’s honor to First United Methodist Church Pearland, specifically to the Men In Action Organization or to the charity of your choice.

A visitation for Dean was held on Thursday, September 18, 2014 from 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm at Clayton Funeral Home, 5530 W. Broadway, Pearland, Texas 77581. A graveside service with military honors took place on Friday, September 19, 2014 at 10:30 am at Houston National Cemetery, 10410 Veterans Memorial Dr. Houston, Texas 77038.

Following the graveside service a Celebration of Life service was held at 1:30 pm at First United Methodist Church, 2314 N. Grand Blvd., Pearland, Texas 77581, with Rev. Dr. Bob Joiner officiating.

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