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Raymond E. (Pete) Curry, 93, Columbia, KY (1928-2021)

Raymond E. "Pete" Curry of Columbia passed away on Wednesday, August 25, 2021 at McKendree Village Nursing Home in Hermitage, TN. He was 93 years old.

Funeral services will be held at 1pmCT on Sunday, August 29, 2021 at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home, 210 Greensburg St., Columbia, KY. Burial will follow in the Haven Hill Cemetery, with Military Honors provided by VFW Post 6097.

Visitation will be on Saturday from 5pmCT to 8pmCT, and will continue on Sunday morning until time for the service at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home.

The family request everyone attending wear a mask or face covering.

He was born in Adair County, KY on June 17, 1928 to the late Avert and Fannie Corbin Curry. He was preceded in death by his wife Doretta Streeval Curry.

Mr. Curry was a member of the Bearwallow United Methodist Church and a veteran of the U. S. Army serving in the Korean War. Mr. Curry received the Bronze Star, United Nations Service Medal, Korean Service Medal, National Defense Service Medal and Good Conduct Medal for his bravery and time served during the Korean War.

He is survived by five children Steve L. Curry (Mary) of Brentwood, TN, Karen Bell (James) of Murfreesboro, TN, Pam Acey of Columbia, KY, Doug Curry of Murfreesboro, TN and Cynthia Page (Glen) of Smyrna, TN; six grandchildren Spence Curry (Lauren), Sam Curry (Savannah), Scott Bell (Annette), Carrie Bell (Cameron Hieronymus), Sarah Page and Jacob Page; six great-grandchildren Abbi Grace Curry, Hunter Curry, Maxwell Raymond Curry, Alec Curry, June Bell Hieronymus and Charlotte Bell; four siblings Kenneth Curry (Jean) of LaGrange, KY, Lewis Curry (JoAnn), Beulah Carter (Stanley) and Eula Helm all of Columbia, KY; several nieces, nephews, friends and other relatives.

In addition to his parents and wife he was preceded in death by a son-in-law Danny Acey and two brothers Gilbert and Marshall Curry.

In lieu of flowers the family request donations be made to the Bearwallow Cemetery Fund or the New Hope Cemetery Fund and these donations can be left at the funeral home.

Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences at

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Raymond E. (Pete) Curry, 93, Columbia, KY (1928-2021)

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