Kenneth F. Curry 73, of Decatur, passed away at 9:21 p.m., Friday, May 9, 2014, in Decatur Memorial Hospital.
Kenneth was born August 23, 1940, in Decatur, IL the son of Floyd I. and Viola L. (Davis) Curry. He graduated from Mt. Zion High School in 1958 and attended Millikin University prior to serving in the US Army from 1961-1964. He was an outstanding baseball pitcher in high school, college, and the Army. This led to his devotion to the St. Louis Cardinals throughout his life. Kenneth retired after 30 years as an inspector for Caterpillar Tractor Company. He married Mari Rollo on July 14, 1973. He enjoyed watching Mt. Zion baseball with his buddy Earl. He looked forward to his morning walks with friends Jim, Paul, and Denny. They would then proceed to the D.Q. to meet with their breakfast group to “Solve all the pressing issues” of the day.
Surviving is his wife: Mari of Decatur; sisters: Nancy Neathery and her husband Carl of Mt. Zion and Connie Moss and her husband Norman of Colorado Springs, CO; brother: Dennis Curry and his wife Sharon of Mattoon; sister-in-law: Paula Carmody and her husband Tom of Palatine, IL; nieces and nephews: Angela Barber and her husband Mike of Golden, CO, David Curry and his wife Laura of Highland Ranch, CO, Darin Moss and his fiancé Bridget Clarkson of Montrose, CO, Katie Carmody of Palatine, IL, Kristin Helle and her husband Greg of Graham, WA, Kimberly Carmody of Chicago, and T.J. Carmody of Nashville, TN.
He was preceded in death by his parents.