Curry Thomas Jr.

Obituary of Curry Thomas Jr.

His Legacy…Curry Thomas Jr., born July, 18, 1929 in Timpson, Texas to Curry Sr. and Adel Thomas, died September 1, 2017 at the age of 88 in Long Beach, California. He was surrounded by his daughter, son-in-law and grandchildren. Curry Jr. was the eldest son of his parents. He was raised in Timpson, Texas with his seven siblings. He spent over 30 years in construction.  Curry Jr. married Glendell, his wife of 54 years and had nine children. Glendell preceded her husband in death on January 11, 2002.  Curry Jr. resided in Oroville for 50 years where his skills were instrumental in constructing the Oroville Dam. He lived in Long Beach California for the past seven years. He was a member of Oro Vista Baptist Church and the Honorary Able Masonic Lodge in San Francisco. Curry Jr. enjoyed fishing, horseback riding, Sunday afternoon drives, and visiting relatives.


His Family…Curry Jr. is survived by his children: Julia, Ruby, Waana (Ruben), Curry III (Jeana), Victor, Lola (Troy), Stacey (Pamela), Lance, Chris, Samuel and Daniel, Sisters: Dorothy McDaniel, Dolly Graves (Henry),Brother: Farnell Thomas.  And a host of Grandchildren, Great Grandchildren, Nephews, Nieces and Friends.


His Home Going Service… A celebration of Curry Jr’s. life will be Friday, September 15, 2017, 11 a.m. at New Home Missionary Baptist Church, 1380 Lower Wyandotte Rd., Oroville, CA 95966. Curry Jr. will be laid to rest beside his wife, Glendell at Memorial Park Cemetery in Oroville California.  The Wake for Curry Jr. will be Thursday, September 14, 2017, 5-8 pm at Oroville Funeral Home, 1454 Montgomery St., Oroville, CA 95965. Flowers can be sent to Oroville Funeral Home where arrangements are entrusted (530) 533-0323.