Earl E. Curry, 74, of Greenville, Ohio passed away on Saturday, July 20, 2019, at Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton.
He was born on November 3, 1944, in Winchester, Indiana to the late Clarence and Eva (Campbell) Curry.
In addition to his parents, Earl was preceded in death by his brothers, Ronald and Clayton Curry; his sister, Asazalia Curry; and his brother-in-law, Jack Barnes.
It was not uncommon to find Earl playing bingo or betting at the casino. He had a deep appreciation for all genres of music. From old country to rock and roll, Earl enjoyed it all. Along with his passion for music, he enjoyed watching sports. Earl was a dedicated fan of the Cincinnati Reds and Bengals to the Dayton Dragons. His interest in sports drove him to coach the Greenville girls’ softball team for 14 years.
He dedicated 27 years to Shrader Tire in Greenville. His love for working with his hands continued after retirement through his enjoyment of woodworking. His family described his talent as unique. He would build tables, swings, frames and just about anything else. He was a member of the Greenville Eagles and Moose Lodge. To many at PCS, he was known as "Big Earl". Above all, Earl loved to spend time with his family and friends.
Earl is survived by his wife of 53 years, Linda (Barnes) Curry, whom he married on August 8, 1965; his children and their spouses, Penny and Gary Chinault of Punta Gorda, Florida, Melinda Segura of Greenville, and Neshell and Bo Schneider of Greenville; his grandchildren, Keisha Wert and her fiancé, Austin White, Cody Schneider, Jake Schneider, Skylar Segura, Alejandra Segura and her boyfriend, Parker Grill, and Jaliyah Segura, all of Greenville; his great granddaughter, Adelina Segura; his brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Bette Curry, Shirley Curry, Jan Barnes, Doug and Bev Barnes, and Brenda Barnes; and his numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.
A celebration of Earl’s life will take place at Tribute Funeral Homes, Greenville Campus on Thursday, July 25, 2019 at 7:00 PM with Rev. Eric Fee officiating.
Guests may visit with Earl’s family on Thursday from 4:00PM until the time of service at the funeral home.
The Curry family request that everyone wear casual attire.
Memorial contributions may be given in memory of Earl to the Darke County Cancer Society, P.O. Box 781, Greenville, Ohio 45331.
Online condolences may be shared with the family by visiting www.tributefuneralhomes.com