William “Bill” Ellis Curry, Jr., age 70, went home to be with Jesus Thursday, April 19, 2018.

Born April 5, 1948, at Durbin, he was the oldest son of the late William and Edith Mick Curry.

Bill graduated from Green Bank High School in 1966 and West Virginia University in 1970. Following college graduation, he was employed as a Civil Engineer for the Division of Highways in Charleston until his retirement. He then made Durbin his home.

Bill enjoyed his family and friends. Because of his huge heart he would do anything he could to help. Bill was an avid hunter and loved the outdoors. He loved to tell his hunting stories and we would chuckle at his famous saying “one shot, one kill.”

Bill also enjoyed playing music with family and friends, and in his younger years was a guitarist for the “The Daybreaks.” During his time in Charleston, he played for many bands, but after giving his life to the Lord, his focus was to use his talents for the Lord. He played for “The Prayer Warriors” and “Christian Friends.” He was a member of the Durbin Church of the Brethren where he played in the Praise Team.

Bill leaves behind a son, Cody Curry, of Clendenin; sisters, Donna Curry and Brenda Davis Boothe, both of Durbin; brother, Donnie Curry, of Durbin; nieces, Rachel Davis, Michelle Arbogast, Angela Vandevender, all of Durbin; nephew, Steven Curry, of Durbin; great-niece, Olivia Vandevender, of Durbin; and great-nephew, Dalton Curry, of Durbin.

Although Bill took a piece of our hearts with him when he left us, we can rejoice in knowing that he is Home surrounded by his loved ones and no longer in pain and that one day we will be reunited.

Funeral service was held April 22 at the Durbin Church of the Brethren with Pastor David Collins officiating. Burial was in the Bethel Methodist Church Cemetery on Back Mountain in Durbin under the direction of Lantz Funeral Home.

Online condolences may be made at www.Lantzfuneralhome.com