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.
To share a memory or leave a condolence for the family, visit www.snyderfuneralhomes.com