James 'Bud' Curry
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SPRINGFIELD -- James A. "Bud" Curry,
79, of Springfield, formerly of Lincoln, died Wednesday, March 18,
2009, at 9:55 p.m. at St. John's Hospital.
Visitation will be 5-8 p.m. Friday at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader
Funeral Home in Lincoln. His funeral will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at the
funeral home, with Dustin Fulton officiating.
Burial will be in New Union Cemetery, Lincoln.
Mr. Curry retired from PPG Industries in Lincoln
in 1991 after 38 years.
He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.
He was born April 9, 1929, in Sterling to James
Albert and Althea Irene Bull Curry Sr.
He is survived by three sons, Greg (and Lisa)
Curry of Lincoln, Jeff (and Jackie) Curry of Lincoln
and Rob Curry of Lincoln; one daughter, Suzi (and
Roger) Alsup of Lincoln; a daughter-in-law, Ann
Curry of Elkhart; one sister, Lelia-Belle Curry of
Bowling Green, Mo.; his companion, Loine Coe of
Springfield; 17 grandchildren; 11
great-grandchildren and one step-great-grandchild; a
niece, Rosalind Pellikaan of Missouri; and many
other nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; three
sons, Jim, David and Michael Curry; one sister; four
stepbrothers; and three stepsisters.
He attended Westside Christian Church in Springfield
and was a former member of Lincoln Christian Church.
Bud was raised from childhood at the Lincoln Odd
He had a love for dancing and auto racing.
Memorials may be made to Ronald McDonald House or
the donor's choice.
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