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 Richard Lee Curry

Richard Lee Curry

Birth
Winchester, Clark County, Kentucky, USA
Death 27 Oct 2003 (aged 81)
Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee, USA
Burial Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee, USA
Memorial ID 68278984 · View Source
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Gospel preacher listed in Preachers of Today, Vol. 2, 1959, 101.

On Monday, October 27, 2003, the angels carried the immortal, precious soul of brother Richard Curry into the bosom of Abraham; however, he is truly missed at the Memphis School of Preaching and Forest Hill. He was cherished by me as a deeply beloved, genuine friend and as a great, supportive co-worker. Brother Curry was one of the most genuine, sterling Christian characters I have ever known. Christ, who knew what was in man, stated of Nathaniel, "Behold, an Israelite indeed, in whom is no guile" (John 1:47). When I think of brother Curry, that description comes to mind. He was a man who possessed deep conviction and impeccable integrity. For some thirty years, brother Curry was an instructor in the Memphis School of Preaching. He had studied at the feet of such greats as N. B. Hardeman, L. L. Brigance, and W. Claude Hall while in Freed-Hardeman College. He preached in Indiana and Mississippi before beginning his work as a preacher and/or elder for three decades at the Oak Acres church in Memphis. In the School, he taught Restoration History, Bible Geography, Bible Archaeology, Prophets, and other Old and New Testament books. He was truly a scholar. He led numerous study trips to the restoration sites, a real highlight to the students. He also preached in many gospel meetings in eighteen states; his preaching covered some fifty-five years, and it was distinctively Biblical and unswervingly loyal to the old Jerusalem gospel. Richard L. Curry left a tremendous heritage. He had a profound influence in declaring the truth to his generation. Except for brother Garland Elkins and me, he had a large influence in teaching and training the other seven administrators and teachers in the MSOP. These men are carrying on the great heritage, as did he; "And the things which thou hast heard from me among many witnesses, the same commit thou to faithful men, who shall be able to teach others also" (II Tim. 2:2). The writer was truly blessed to have gotten to work with brother Curry for more than fifteen years; he was a joy and an inspiration. We express sincere sympathy to sister Curry and the family and join with them and with his other co-workers and countless students and friends as we "rise up, and call [him] blessed" (Prov. 31:28). -- Curtis A. Cates

Richard Curry was baptized by T. Q. Martin in 1933.


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  • Created by: Tom Childers
  • Added: 12 Apr 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 68278984
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Richard Lee Curry (26 Oct 1922–27 Oct 2003), Find A Grave Memorial no. 68278984, citing Forest Hill Cemetery-South, Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee, USA ; Maintained by Tom Childers (contributor 46515204) .