Thomas Franklin Curry

January 8, 1942 ~ September 23, 2021 (age 79)


Thomas Franklin Curry, 79, of Clay passed away Thursday, September 23, 2021 at his home after a short battle with cancer.

Tom was born on January 8, 1942 in Sturgis to the late Jesse and Jewell Curry.

He worked for Hendrix Electric and McGill Farms, he also worked for Derrick Shelton doing dozer and trackhoe work, Kelley Railroad, Webster County Landfill and was a coal miner at Hamilton and Ohio 11, Providence Plastic factory and Wright Trucking.

He loved hunting, fishing, raising pigs, small engine repair and especially enjoyed UK basketball.  His favorite thing of all was loving and spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Along with his parents he is preceded in death by his wife Shelia Curry, a son-in-law Richard Smith, 3 brothers Jesse Moore Curry, Rodney A. Curry and Larry Curry, a niece Crystal L. Curry and 3 honorary sons B.J. Hastings, Joey Lee McDowell.

Survivors include 7 daughters Alesia Smith, Nancy Gibson (Jerry), Beverly Belt, Kelly Connor (Anthony), Peggy Nally (Johnny) Katy Conner (Dustin) and Trisha Timmons, 1 honorary son John Robertson (Jane), 4 sister-in-laws Cheryl Harris, Peggy Penrod, Marilyn Gentry and Kathy Curry, 24 grandchildren Justin Smith, Amanda Stone (Glen), Michaelia Latham (Zach), Jesse Belt (Hailey), Cody Belt, Tyler Belt, Jenny Nally, Mikey Nally, Payton Nally, Alex Nally, Kaydence Nally (Tubby), Alexis Parker, Kathrin Parker, James Parker, Landon Curry, Lane Curry, Dawson Parker, Jacob Hastings, Josh Hastings, Justin Hastings, Jacob Kurtz and Torri Timmons, Emily Shuecraft (Logan) Cooper Robertson,  9 great-grandchildren Conner Smith, Sophia Smith, Alton Gibson, Tinley Belt, Betty Nally, Isaac Nally, Elizabeth Dotson, Alyssa Baker and David Oswalt, nieces and nephews Sandra Harris, Debra Bruce, Susan Myers, Richard Penrod, Nicki Curry, Ray Curry, Tina Curry and Cassie Moore.

Funeral services will be Wednesday, September 29, 2021 at 1:00 PM at Vanover Funeral Home in Clay with Brother James “Jake” Brantley and Brother Ned Whittaker.  Burial will be in Curry Cemetery in Clay.  Visitation will be Tuesday, September 28, 2021 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM at the funeral home and from 9:00 AM til service time on Wednesday.


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September 28, 2021

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Vanover Funeral Home
9000 St. Rt. 132 West
Clay, Kentucky 42404

Funeral Service
September 29, 2021

1:00 PM
Vanover Funeral Home
9000 St. Rt. 132 West
Clay, Kentucky 42404

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