Winslow Curry

February 10, 1928 ‒ October 14, 2015

Mount Vernon, Ohio

Winslow Curry, age 87, of Highland Drive, Mount Vernon, passed away on Wednesday, October 14, 2015 at Knox Community Hospital surrounded by his loving family. He was born on February 10, 1928 in Athens, Alabama the son of Chester and Bessie (Brown) Curry. Winslow was a 1947 graduate of Mount Vernon High School where he excelled as an All-Conference and State Finisher in basketball and golf. In 1950, Winslow joined the United States Army and served in the 24th Infantry Division in Korea, returning home in early 1951 awarded with a Bronze Star.

After 42 years in the banking industry, he retired in 1993 as Area President and District Executive for National City Bank in Mount Vernon. He was a pillar to the community and had served as president or board member of many organizations in the area. Winslow served as past president of the Mount Vernon Athletic Boosters, Mount Vernon Chamber of Commerce, Mount Vernon Area Development Foundation, Knox County United Way, Salvation Army, Ambassadors Club and Board of Soldiers and Sailors Relief Commission.

Winslow was also active with the Distribution Board of the Community Trust, Veterans Service Commission, Advisory Board for the Mount Vernon Nazarene College, Mount Vernon Lions Club, Knox County Golfer’s Association, Foundation President of Knox Community Hospital and the Mount Vernon Country Club.

He is a current member or past member of the Rotary Club, Fraternal Order of Elks #140, Mount Vernon Country Club, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #4027, American Legion Post #136 and the Homestead Club all of Mount Vernon. Winslow was an accomplished golfer not only in Mount Vernon, but throughout the State of Ohio and in 1978 he was inducted into the Ohio Public Golf Association Hall of Fame.

Listed above is just a sample of the things Winslow has done to help the City of Mount Vernon and it’s residents, but more important than any of these is that he was a loving husband, father and grandfather.

He is survived by his loving wife of 63 years, Phyllis (Park) Curry, his children, Aaralyn Oakley Wheeler, Kimberly (Dan) Curry Frye and Phillip Win (Helena) Curry, four grandsons, Aaron James Oakley, Alec Winchester Curry, Colin Thomas Curry and Connor Phillip Curry, two sisters, Roberta (Edwin) Hofman and Robby (Fred) Erlanger and a sister-in-law, Margie Curry.

Besides his parents he was preceded in death by a brother, Donald Curry and a sister, Marjorie Dayton.

A Celebration of Life service will be held at later date and will be announced in the Mount Vernon News. The Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home of Mount Vernon is honored to serve the family of Winslow Curry.

Memorial contributions in Winslow’s name may be made to Community Foundation of Mount Vernon and Knox County.

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  • I, like so many others, have known Winslow for many, many years. He was always such a fine gentleman. I’m sure he will be missed by all.

  • So sorry to hear of Win’s passing. Good friend and advisor for past 34 years. Dedicated to his family , the bank and the community. A true leader in every aspect of his life! He will be missed by many!
    Dennis Snyder

  • Deepest sympathy and condolences to the entire family. What a great man. Many years ago, through Kim, we had the pleasure of meeting her family and it was a joy for us that left a lasting impression. His values and community spirit definitely live on in his wonderful family which is an indication of a life well lived and a good man. God Bless !

  • Curry family I am so sorry to hear of your dads passing remember the good times. He was a great man and well liked in this town God be with all of you

  • Our deepest sympathy to you and your family. Although we never got to meet your dad, we felt we knew him and I think we did through Kim’s attitude and the life she lives. You are constantly in our thoughts and prayers.

  • I am so very sorry for the family’s loss. Although I never had the opportunity to meet Mr. Curry, I know Kim, and such a wonderful, caring and compassionate person as she had to have learned it somewhere… You Kim, are one of the beautiful lasting marks he leaves behind! My thoughts and prayers to all.

  • I never met Mr. Curry, but he must have been a really nice man to have a daughter like Kim. Our prayers are with you all.

  • Mr. Curry was the chairman of the board of the chamber of commerce in 1972. His name will always be remembered as a community leader and mentor. Our condolences to his family and friends.

  • Dear Family and Friends,

    I’m sorry for your loss. I just wanted to leave you with an encouraging scripture that has helped me deal with the loss of a loved one. It is found in the Bible Book of Palm 34:18 here God assures us that He is near to those broken at heart and crushed in spirit.

  • I always enjoyed watching Win play golf at the Country Club along side my dad. The two were a pair to watch! Win always had a great smile and kind word to say to me. He would always wave and smile when I would be in his bank on business. He did MANY great things for the community and will greatly missed. Condolences to the family.

  • My prayers are offered for the entire Curry Family. Win was a good friend and neighbor of our family and now that he is with God, he can watch over and be a great neighbor for all that knew him. His physical presence will be missed by many on Mt. Vernon but his soul will touch all that he has been a part of. Rest in Peace Winslow.

  • I will always remember the time I got to spend with Mr. Curry and the advice he would give both Aaron and I growing up. He was a truly great man and I am lucky to have known him. All of his family are in my thoughts and prayers.

  • To Wins family, I am so sure your grief is immense, but, I think Win would wipe your tears, he was a larger than life man, I met him a few times going to the bank with my Dad.. He was so nice.
    Dad and he were friends like it seemed everyone was. He may have been busy but he always had time to talk to Dad. He would smile shake Dad’s hand, “Well, hello Speedy what can we do for you? How have you been? Sit down and we will talk. It is good to see you.”
    We were not upper class, my Dad worked at PPG for 25 years. Win didn’t care about social status. He was a good man, I know your heart is broke, please let God comfort you.
    My Dad if he was here would be so unhappy, but, I am sure as I can be, they have met again where there is no sorrow, there is no pain. Where you can wander without aches and pains, and you know God’s eternal love.
    Aaralyn may you be comforted knowing you were loved. Then, Now, and forever he will always be Dad.
    A note to Win, thank you sir for your service to our country.

  • Always respected Win. He was on several boards and community leadership groups with my father. What an impressive man, in so many ways. His size could be intimidating, but not after 10 seconds…as he had an infectious smile that made you feel at ease and welcomed you into his “circle”. He was one who really cared about community and family. He was also a good listener…a rare trait. A role model for all of us. And he loved playing golf with my dad and the rest of “The Burglars” at the MVCC. It’s not time to grieve…but a time to celebrate Win’s promotion. Hugs to my high school classmate, Kim and to Aaralyn & Flip. Blessings, Dave.

  • My condolence to Mr. Curry’s family and friends. A great man and institution. I feel lucky to have known him and was enriched with his friendship. Rest in peace. Job well done!

  • My thoughts, prayers and healing for Kim and family.. I salute a fellow veteran, and a pillar in the community that I grew up and lived..

    ~John and Shelley Guiseppi

  • To the Entire Curry Family:

    Our most sincere condolences on the passing of Win. He was a man of integrity and honesty and was a valued friend to my family. My father considered Win a close friend and I am sure they are swapping stories in Heaven as I write this. The great dedication he showed to this community and it’s growth was second to none but still fell short of the unending devotion he bestowed on his entire family. This community and everyone in it were blessed because of the efforts of this fine man. May the Lord Bless you all.

  • Dear Curry family, so sorry for you loss. Heaven has gained a good man. What I remember most is your Dads smile and good nature, even when we all rode our horses up on you front yard while we were cruising Mt Vernon the old fashioned way. Hugs to you all.

  • He will be missed by all of us who knew and respected him as the wonderful man he was. I am proud to have thought of him as my friend. My thoughts, prayers and love go out to all the Curry family.

  • Kim,
    I’m so sorry for your loss. I have many great memories of your dad. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and all of your family. He will be missed.

  • Our deepest sympathy on the passing of Win! Always a smiling face and very
    friendly. Lived neighbors for year. Upon our retirement, moved to Sunbury, and had not seen him for sometime. He will be missed and remembered in Mount Vernon!
    Lord bless all of you in this sad time!
    Ralph and Betty Linkous