1924 Curtis 2011

Curtis Terry

June 9, 1924 — February 3, 2011

Curtis Howard Terry, 86, of Staunton, and formerly of Monterey, passed away, Thursday, Feb. 3, 2011 at his home. He was born June 9, 1924 at Mustoe, a son of the late J. Frank and Mary T. Gumm Terry.

Mr. Terry served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and was wounded in the D-Day Invasion. He was a member of Monterey United Methodist Church, Elks Club and the Veterans of Foreign Wars, and for 38 years, he was a salesman for Benjamin Moore and Pittsburgh Paint companies.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 47 years, Elsie Browne Hiner Terry; and a sister, Helen T. Watson.

He is survived by a sister, Louise Slovensky of Staunton; a step-son, Douglas Herold and wife Ivonne of Gaco, Costa Rica; three step-grandchildren, Travis Herold of Gaco, Costa Rica, Marc Herold of Christiansburg and Jessie Herold of Florida; and caregiver, Kathy Knight of Staunton.

A funeral service was conducted 2 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 6, at Obaugh Funeral Home in McDowell with the Rev. Clayton Payne officiating. Burial was in Monterey Cemetery. Active pallbearers were Tom Gibson, Henry Booth, Larry Hartsook, Jerry Rexrode, Bill Bratton and Bradley Gumm.

At Mr. Terry’s request, the casket was closed.

Memorial contributions may be made to Monterey United Methodist Church, c/o Martha Hutchison, treasurer, P.O. 382, Monterey, Va. 24465.


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