Kenneth Allen Curry

December 14, 1954 - December 9, 2013
Kenneth Allen Curry

Kenneth Allen Curry, age 58, of Wilmington passed on Monday, December 9, 2013.
He was born on December 14, 1954 in Colorado Springs, Colorado to the late Howard and Martha Curry.
Kenneth was an avid surfer. He was a former member of the Eastern Surfing Association.

He loved to compete and won the top judge award at the Eastern Surfing Championships in Cape Hatteras two years in a row. Kenneth graduated from the William Carter College in Goldsboro where he received his diploma in Biblical Studies

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother Mike.

Kenneth is survived by his daughters, Erica and Amanda Curry and sons Jared Curry and Brandon Bartels . one grandson Lorenzo Curry and his brother Bill and wife Georgia Curry

A memorial and paddle out will be announced at a later date.

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  • December 16, 2013
    Mark and Mary Ann Marino says:
    It was very sad to know that Kenny passed. We had many fond and fun memories of good times with Kenny. He had a good heart and soul. Our condolences to Erica, Amanda and Lorenzo. May Kenny rest in peace.

  • December 15, 2013
    John & Betty Ann Marino says:
    It was with great sadness that we learned of the death of our former son-in-law. Kenny was a generous and fun-loving person and we have many fond memories of happy times. Kenny left this world too soon but now he is at peace. Our hearts go out to our granddaughters, Erica and Amanda. We know that they loved their Dad and will miss him.

  • December 12, 2013
    J. Skipper Funderburg says:
    May the Funderburg - Fergus family of Wilmington, NC express our deepest sympathy for the loss of Kenneth Allen Curry. His passing is a sad event for all those who have loved and respected him over the years. He protected those in whose love he lived and those that are dear to us. We had the good fortune to know him and love him. Kenny had a kinship with water early on, he loved to fishing, boating and surfing with his family. He was he was one of the first surfers in North Carolina and instrumental in shaping our local surfing community into what it is today. He was a member of the Wrightsville Originals and the recipient of the Winged O in 2013. The fire that stoked him as a surfer fueled & tended his passion as a Christian. We are deeply saddened to hear of his passing. Joseph Skipper Funderburg and Family

  • December 12, 2013
    Eckie says:
    Rest in Peace, Kenneth Allen Curry. My hope for you is for eternal joy and happiness. We only spent a brief period of our lives together, and many things you did hurt me beyond measure. Still you gave me the best thing ever and I will always be thankful for our son who grew up to serve his country in the Marine Corps, become a devoted husband and father to three wonderful Curry boys, and helps many people in his profession as a therapist. Enter into your eternal rest knowing this. May God bless and keep you now and always.

  • December 14, 2013
    Janice Curry says:
    Today, December 14 2013, Kenny would have been 59 years old but unfortunately his life was cut too short. Kenny is the father of my two beautiful daughters, Erica and Amanda Curry, now 29 & 25. And the grandfather of Lorenzo, turning 7 this month. We were married for 14 years and the girls and I have many fond memories that we will cherish forever. Kenny will be missed by many people... Kenneth Allen Curry- You hold a special place in my heart and I will never forget all the good times we've shared. May you now have peace with God. Janice