Celebrating The Life Of Willie James Curry, II
Willie James “Tate” Curry, II, 65, of Marion, Ark., passed away Mon., Oct. 2, 2017.
Family and friends came together on Sat., Oct. 7, 2017 for a funeral at Lake Grove Missionary Baptist Church to celebrate his life.
Curry was born Sept. 12, 1952, in Crawfordsville, Ark., to the late Mac Ella and James Curry. He accepted Jesus Christ as his personal Savior while attending Lake Grove. Curry, when his family moved to Memphis, was a member of Mt. Paran Baptist Church.
After graduating at Carver High School, Curry attended the University of Memphis (then Memphis State University). Along with being a known photographer in the Mid-South, he worked as an engraver at Pepperite Printing for 10 years. He was a reporter photographer for the Memphis Silver Star News, covering many events like the Memphis Grizzlies games, Memphis Tigers athletic events, and other banquets, weddings, and other galas throughout the Memphis metropolitan community.
Left to cherish Curry’s life is his wife of 35 years Sandra Curry (Marion, Ark.); two sons Carlos McAfee (Mona) (Memphis, Tenn.), and Willie Curry III (Sachi) (Burlington, Vt.); two daughters Adama “Nini” McAfee, and Shalondra Pickford (Keon) (Memphis, Tenn.); father James “Beau” Curry (Marion, Ark.); two sisters Vera Robinson (West Memphis, Ark.), and Debbie Curry (Inglewood, Ca.); a brother Michael Curry (Los Angeles, Ca.); 11 grandchildren; one great grandchild; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.