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James Freeman (Jim) Curry, Taylor Co., KY (1931-2014)

He was a very special, extraordinary man, who, with his gracious wife, who survives, Sara Blevins Curry, set high standards for food and hospitality in their very memorable restaurants, including Columbia Palace in Columbia and the unforgettable Cumberland House in Campbellsville. He was a native of Green County, KY, and a resident of Taylor County, KY and Bellevue, Washington at the time of his death. He professed faith in Christ and was a member of the South Campbellsville Baptist Church. He was a Green Beret who served honorably in the U.S. Army in two wars, the Korean War and the Vietnam War and will be accorded full military honors at his burial in Brookside Cemetery. He professed faith in Christ and was a member of the South Campbellsville Baptist Church. He was the son of the late Noah Marvin Curry and Mandy Bird Young Curry. He leaves 25 direct living descendants, including an unborn grandson.
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James Freeman "Jim" Curry, age 83, of Campbellsville, KY and Bellevue, Washington, died at 10:39amPT, Sunday, August 3, 2014 in Bellevue, Washington.

The funeral service will be at 1pmCT/2pmET, Sunday, August 10, 2014, at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home, 418 Lebanon Avenue, Campbellsville, KY.by Dr. James Jones and General Ed Loy. Visitation will be after 8amCT/9amET, Sunday, August 10, 2014 at the Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home. Burial will be in Brookside Cemetery, West Main Street, Campbellsville, KY, with full military honors by the United States Army Honor Guard.


James Freeman "Jim" Curry, Taylor County, KY (1931 - 2014)

James Freeman "Jim" Curry, was the son of the late Noah Marvin Curry and Mandy Bird Young Curry. He was born Tuesday, April 7, 1931 in Green County, Kentucky. He died at Sunday, August 3, 2014 in Bellevue, King County, Washington, a the age of 83 years, three months, and 26 days.

He professed faith in Christ and was a member of the South Campbellsville Baptist Church.

He served his country honorably in the United States Army, was a veteran of the Korean Conflict and the Vietnam War, and was retired from the United States Army Special Forces (Green Beret) and a retired restaurant owner.

He united in marriage to Sara Blevins March 24, 1979.

Besides his wife, Sara Blevins Curry of Campbellsville, KY, he is survived by the following:
  • Two sons and one daughter: Jimmy Curry and wife, Carlene and David Curry and wife, Loretta of Somerset, KY, and Leigh Anne Clark and husband, David of Bellevue, Washington

  • Eight grandchildren: Jason Bright and Michael Bright of Campbellsville, KY; Chad Curry, Candace Curry, Jasper Curry and Jacob Curry of Somerset, KY; Hudson John Clark and an unborn grandson of Bellevue, Washington

  • Fourteen great-grandchildren

  • One sister: Betty Brandon of North Carolina

  • Three sisters-in-law: Clara Curry and Shirley Curry of Elizabethtown, KY; and Beckie Curry of Greensburg, KY

  • Several nieces and nephews and many other relatives and friends
He was also preceded in death by a daughter, Kimberly Diane Curry August 24, 2011 and five brothers and four sisters: Vernon Clay Curry, Garvis Curry, Gorman Curry, Wendell Curry, Milton Curry, Gracie Burns, Veotra Warf, Jeanette Fleitz and Virginia Curry.

The family requests expressions of sympathy be donations to Patriot Guard Riders of Kentucky or Wounded Warrior Project, and may be made at the Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home.

Send a condolence to the family of James Freeman "Jim" Curry

The Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home, 418 Lebanon Avenue, Campbellsville, KY.



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