Dale E. McCurry, 88

Dale McCurry

Dale McCurry

BROWNFIELD — Dale Eugene McCurry, 88, of Brownfield, died early Monday morning, May 2, 2016 at his son’s home in Brownfield, where he had been living for the last few years.

He was born on April 10, 1928, in Wichita, Kansas, the son of James Weaver and Josephine Gertrude (Kuntz) McCurry.
 On Aug. 29, 1950, he was united in marriage to Marjorie Howerton of Wichita. During this marriage, two sons were born, George Allen and James Dean.
 He remarried on Nov. 12, 1989 to Lena Ruth Cheek.

Dale was saved on Jan. 9, 1972 in a Freewill Baptist Church in Milan, Kansas. In 1980, he was ordained in Festus, Mo. as a deacon and served in many offices of the church and God’s work until his death.
 For many years, he worked as a heavy equipment operator and on the railroad in Wichita, from where he retired, but the most important work of his life was at the Missouri State Freewill Baptist Youth Camp. 
He volunteered for the Springfield Blind Center, St. John’s Hospital, and the Hospice of SW Missouri.

Dale enjoyed his church work, hunting, fishing, and keeping a good home for his wife, Lena.

He is survived by his son, George McCurry of Brownfield; a brother, Robert McCurry of Wichita, Kansas; sisters, Geraldine McIntire of Casleveille, Mo. and Mary Louise Miller of Wichita, Kansas; two grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

He was predeceased by his parents; his wives, Marjorie and Lena; and a son, James.
 He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

A memorial service will be held on Sunday, May 15, 2016 at 3 p.m. with a time of visitation one-hour prior at the Wood Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 9 Warren Street, Fryeburg. Interment will be held in the fall at the Richland Cemetery in Douglas, Kansas.

His family asks that donations in lieu of flowers be considered to the local hospice of one’s choice. Words of condolence and tribute may be shared with his family and friends at www.woodfuneralhome.org

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