Sp5 CHARLES CLINTON CURRY
FDC, "A" BATTERY; FO PARTY
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Curry was preceded in death by his two fathers, Hap Curry and Gardner Norrid,
and one brother, Anthony Norrid.
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.
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.