The Commercial-News, Danville, IL

Obituaries

January 25, 2007

Gerald W. 'Jerry' 'Shorty' Curry

Gerald W. “Jerry” “Shorty” Curry, 68, of Danville, died at 7:50 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2007, at his home.

He was born June 11, 1938, in Muncie, Ill., the son of Preston M. and Julia E. (Camer) Curry. He married Clara R. Barrett on Aug. 19, 1967, in Danville. She preceded him in death on Aug. 4, 2006. Jerry is survived by three sons: Tommy Curry of Danville, Jeff (Lynn) Young of Arlington Heights, Ill., and Terry (Darenda) Curry of Danville; one daughter: Tanya Curry of Danville; one brother: Robert (Delores) Curry of Belgium, Ill.; one sister-in-law: Connie Curry of Danville; 12 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and a special friend: Don Wood of Danville. He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother: Ronnie Curry, and one sister: Eleanor Shelefontiuk.

Jerry worked as a truck driver and mechanic for 39 years. He worked for McVey Trucking in Oakwood and recently with Mel Price Trucking in Danville. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, especially coon hunting, and trapping. He restored old trucks and loved spending time with his grandchildren and great grandchildren. Jerry was a member of the Illinois Trappers Association.

A celebration of the life of Gerald W. Curry will be at 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 26, 2007, at the Sunset Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Danville with the Pastor Patti Wise officiating. Burial will follow services at Newtown Cemetery. Visitation will be from 1-2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 26, 2007, at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made in Gerald’s name to the American Kidney Foundation.

E-mail condolences may be sent to Gerald’s family at: www.sunsetfuneralhome.com.

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