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“I am sorry to hear of Dinald's. I am praying for your family during this season of sorrow. ”
1 of 6 | Posted by: Joesph Jividen - Pflugerville, TX

“With love and prayers, such a wonderful person that we got to know in our life, he was a blessing. ”
2 of 6 | Posted by: michael an christina koons - IN

“I'm so sorry for you loss. Keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers. Love Tab ”
3 of 6 | Posted by: Tabatha Montgomery - Piketon, OH

“Donalds son, Donald Lynn always spoke highly of his father and how he admired him when we spoke of our respective families at work. I never met the...Read More »
4 of 6 | Posted by: Steve Schmucker - Hilliard, OH

“Donald I were first cousins. Our fathers were brothers.my Mother Mable Armstrong Curry was widowed at 32 with 6 children in 1925. I was the youngest...Read More »
5 of 6 | Posted by: Jo Curry Westmeyer - Versailles, IN

“So dorry for your loss. Donald was a very nice man. Loved his stories and jokes. ”
6 of 6 | Posted by: Tamara Baker - Cleves, OH


Donald Lee Curry, 83, of Rising Sun, IN, passed away at 4:20 PM, Thursday, November 9th, 2017 at his residence. Donald was born in Center Square, IN on May 11, 1934, a son of the late Ora (Jividen) and Orlando Curry. Donald's family moved to Ohio County when he was 12 years old. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Marines. He was the husband of Rose Marie (Bovard) Curry. On July 25, 1958, they were married in Rising Sun, IN. Donald and Rose were married over 59 years. Donald retired from the Monsanto Chemical Company where he was Fire Chief and Safety Engineer, after 28 years of service. He attended the Rising Sun Church of the Nazarene and also attended the Rising Sun Church of Christ for several years. Donald was a lifetime member of the NRA, a member of the Rising Sun New Cemetery Board, a former member of the Ohio County Zoning Board, Ohio County Rescue and Rising Sun Fire Department. Donald appreciated vintage cars, trucks and motorcycles and had a pulling truck at one time. He was also a collector of guns, coins and antiques. Donald was an outdoorsman and enjoyed hunting and picking blackberries. He had a great affection for animals, especially his dogs.

Donald is survived by his loving wife, Rose Marie Curry, of Rising Sun, IN; by a daughter, Tamara Brett (Dayle), of Rising Sun, IN; by four sons, Mark Curry, of Rising Sun, IN; Donald Lynn Curry (Marian), of Batavia, OH; Chris Curry (Danielle), of Rising Sun, IN and Shawn Curry, of Rising Sun, IN; by grandchildren: Angel Leiland, Misty Weiss, Nena Curry, Joshua Curry, Lora Curry, Johnny Hensley, Lucas Brett, Tia Doolittle, Kelli Curry, Ian Curry, Wesley Curry, Shyanne Rugg, Braxton Eaglin, Elysia Curry, Megan Kincart; by great grandchildren: Sawyer, Willow, Canaan, Nazreth, Zion, Julian, Elijah, Adrianna, Maddox, Liam, Laila, Briana, Decklynn, Ella, Brogan, Braclyn, Shelvess, Jaquess, Torress, Marguess and Kamryn. He was preceded in death by his parents, by his grandson Noah Curry, by his brother Gerald Curry, by sisters Patsy Turner, Etheleen Brett, Norma Reed and infant sister Wilma Curry.

Funeral services will be 11 AM, Tuesday, November 14th at the Markland Funeral Home in Rising Sun, IN with Brother Greg Matthew and Pastor Darwin Presler officiating. Friends are invited to call Monday 5-8 PM at Markland Funeral Home. Burial with military graveside honors will be at New Liberty Cemetery in East Enterprise, IN. Memorial donations may be made to Cass Union Scholarship Fund or Dearborn County P.A.W.S. Cards are available at the funeral home. marklandfuneralhome.com

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