Henry Paul (Pee Wee) Curry
- October 10, 1923 - January 29, 2013
- Rising Sun, Indiana
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Henry Paul (Pee Wee) Curry, 89, of Rising Sun, IN, passed away at 8:35 PM, Tuesday, January 29th, peacefully, at Dearborn County Hospital, Lawrenceburg, IN. Henry was born in Switzerland County, IN on October 10, 1923, a son of the late Susie (Brett) and Paul Curry. Pee Wee was raised in Switzerland County and attended Vevay High School. He served his country in the U.S. Army Air Corps as a Sgt. in WW II. Henry served in England, France, Germany and Belgium. While in service he received a Meritorious Unit Award, American Theater Ribbon, EAME Theater Ribbon w/3 Bronze Stars, Good Conduct Medal, Victory Medal World War II and Army of Occupation (Germany). On December 28, 1946 at the Methodist Parsonage in Rising Sun, IN he married Dortha Mae (Brown) Curry who survives him. Pee Wee and Dot were married for over 66 years. He worked at Seagrams Distillery in Lawrenceburg, IN for 33 years, retiring in 1986. Henry was also a farmer. He was a member and trustee of the Rising Sun First Baptist Church. Pee Wee was also a member of the Rising Sun American Legion Post #59, Aurora VFW #5312, DAV Chapter 75, Lawrenceburg American Legion Riders and Rising Sun Lions Club. He was also former Ohio County Treasurer, Ohio County Democratic Party Chairman, Union Local 13 President, member of Ohio County Port Authority and Board of Directors for Rising Sun/Ohio County Senior Housing Inc. Pee Wee also used to coach baseball, softball and basketball youth teams. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, faithful Christian and proud American.
In addition to his loving wife Dortha, Henry is survived by two daughters, Paula K. Gentrup (P.G.) of Rising Sun, IN; Jodi Kendrick (Bryce) of Rising Sun, IN; by daughter in law Margaret Curry of Columbus, IN; by grandson, Steve Curry (Patty) of Seymour, IN; by granddaughter, Melanie Klakamp (Jeff) of Seymour, IN; by grandson Jonathan Curry of Columbus, IN; by grandson Brian Gentrup (Annette) of Brownsburg, IN; by granddaughter Kelli Gentrup-Pettit (Richard) of Moores Hill, IN; by grandson Ryan Kendrick of Rising Sun, IN; by granddaughters Jenna and Emily Kendrick of Rising Sun, IN; by great grandchildren, Matthew Curry, Ericia Milliken, Kati Curry, Conner and Cameron Klakamp, Kaden and Alexandra Gentrup, Grady and Carli Walter, Coleton Pettit; and by great great grandchild, Alex Milliken. Henry is also survived by sisters in law Tanya Curry of Quercus Grove, IN, Mary "Libby" Markland of Rising Sun, IN, Marjorie Brown of Bennington, IN and Ethel Althoff of Bear Branch, IN
Henry was preceded in death by his parents Paul and Susie Curry, by his father & mother in law Elmer and Lucy Brown,by his son Michael Wayne "Mickey" Curry in 2001, by his great granddaughters Sara Lyn & Mary Jo Walter, by his brothers Clinton, James and Dale Curry, by his sisters Catherine Martin and Ina Mae Caplinger, by brothers in law James and Wayne Brown, Ed Caplinger, Carl Martin, Herschel Tyler and Sam Markland, by sisters in law Jean Tyler, Loretta Curry and Judy Brown.
Funeral Service at Markland Funeral Home, Rising Sun, IN, at 1:00 PM on Monday, February 4th, with Rev. Jim Jenkins officiating. Friends are invited to call Sunday 5-8 PM. at Markland Funeral Home. Military graveside services by the Rising Sun American Legion Post 59 and Southeastern Indiana Korean War Veterans Ass. Chapter #4 Color Guard. Interment at Rising Sun New Cemetery Rising Sun, IN. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Rising Sun First Baptist Church. marklandfuneralhome.com