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Ranel Curry, 78, Adair County, KY (1942-2020)

Ranel Curry moved from this life to his home in Heaven on Friday, December 25, 2020. He was born to the late Ester and Bessie Goodin Curry on May 26, 1942 and lived 78 years, 6 months and 29 days.

On August 21, 1961 Ranel married his one and only love, Donna Kathleen Shepherd Curry. She remained lovingly by his side for 59 years and survives him with their four children.

Ranel spent his life in service to God, his family and anyone who needed his help, prayer or just a smile. He was a deacon at Millerfield Brethren in Christ Church for 47 years and attended faithfully. He was devoted to living a life that was pleasing to Jesus and that devotion was clear to everyone who met him. He loved to farm and garden after his retirement as a School Bus Driver for 20 years. His humble manner kept him from seeing the true and lasting impact he had on all those who met him. This world has lost his wonderful bright smile and is darker and colder without him, but Heaven has gained a true champion.

In addition to his wife Donna Kathleen Curry he is survived by four children Rhonda Burton (Dale), Randy Curry (Deborah), Roxanne Roberts (Jimmy) and Keith Curry (Ashley) all of Columbia; eight grandchildren Nick Curry (Cassy), Sarah Burton (Eric Chumbley), Tyler Curry, Jordan Burton (Trista), Rachel Thomas (Isaac), Justin Roberts, Brandon Roberts and Myla Curry; six great grandchildren Cason, Audrey and Noah Burton, River and Jonah Curry and Teagan Chumbley; three brothers Donald Curry (Judy), Jimmy Curry (Wilma) and Dale Curry (Delores); a sister Margaret Antle (Melvin) and a host of nieces, nephews, church family and friends.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a granddaughter Jamie Gayle Rodgers.

Funeral services will be 11am Monday, December 28, 2020 at the Millerfield Brethren in Christ Church Fellowship Hall 1891 Millerfield Rd. Columbia, KY, with burial in the Bear Wallow Cemetery. A walk thru-visitation will be on Sunday from 5-8pm at the Millerfield Brethren in Christ Church Fellowship Hall and will continue on Monday morning after 9.

Bro. Troy Grider, Bro. Jordan Burton and Bro. Darrell Karnes will be officiating and pallbearers will be Nick Curry, Tyler Curry, Brandon Roberts, Justin Roberts, Eric Chumbley and Isaac Thomas.

The funeral service will be livestreamed on Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home Facebook page at 11amCT Monday.

For the health and respect of the family, please follow all rules for social distancing and everyone attending will be required to wear a mask or face covering. Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

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Ranel Curry, Adair County, KY

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