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Ernald “Bud” McCurry, 81, of 135 Luttrell Street, Erwin, died Tuesday, March 29, 2011, at the Johnson City Medical Center.
He was born Nov. 25, 1929 in Erwin to the late Frank and Lona Duncan McCurry.
He attended Evergreen Free Will Baptist Church and was a veteran of the Korean Conflict.
Mr. McCurry was a retired pipe fitter and welder for the Plumbers and Steamfitters Local Union #538.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Ralph McCurry.
Mr. McCurry is survived by his loving and devoted wife of almost 60 years, Sarah Briggs McCurry; one daughter, Carol Sue Ramsey and husband James W., of Jonesborough; one son, Jeffrey Lee McCurry and wife, Abby Jill, of Smithfield, Virginia; two granddaughters, Kimberly Hutchison and husband, Jacob of Kingsport and Dr. Melissa Snyder and husband Jeffrey, of Johnson City; one grandson, Justin Luke McCurry, of Smithfield, Va.; one brother, R.C. McCurry and wife Pat, of Georgia; several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were conducted at 7 p.m., Thursday, March 31, from the Ledford Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Billy Bevan officiating. Mr. McCurry’s granddaughter, Kimberly Hutchison provided the eulogy. Soloist was Jeffrey Snyder.
Active pallbearers were Larry Anders, David Eunson, Greg Banks, James Ramsey, Jeffrey Snyder, and Jacob Hutchison. Honorary pallbearers were fellow members of the Plumbers and Steamfitters Local Union # 538.
Interment was at Mountain Home National Cemetery. The Tennessee Honor Guard consisting of VFW Post # 4933 and the Tennessee Army National Guard conveyed military rites.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Attn.: Memorial Department, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, Tenn., 38105-1942.
Robert Ledford Funeral Home was in charge