Obituary of John Curry
John Curry was born on August 24, 1961 to Mary Timmons and the late Johnny Curry (who preceded him in death) in Dillon County, South Carolina. He was the eldest of six children. John's mother and step-father Ralph Timmons (who preceded him in death), provided the family a strong religious foundation. At a very early age, John accepted Jesus Christ into his life.
John attended Freeport and Roosevelt public schools where he participated in sports, such as football and basketball. Upon graduating high school, John met his wife Makeba. They married in August 1993. From their union they share three children; Jabari Curry, Bakari Curry, and Zakiya Curry.
In February 1985 John was employed by the New York State Department of Developmental Disabilities, up until his retirement in August 2017. He always had a passion for helping others. He embodied this passion through coaching and mentoring endeavors through the Roosevelt Police Athletic League, Ballers INC., the Freeport Recreation Center, and the Freeport Red Ravens.
John received numerous awards for his coaching and was considered to be one of the most favorable coaches amongst the youth he trained.
John is survived by his wife Makeba, sons Quentin Clark, Jabari Curry, Bakari Curry, daughter Zakiya Curry, granddaughters Kiana Clark, Ciera Clark, and grandson Keon Clark. He is also survived by his mother Mary Timmons, mother-in-law Mrs. Emily Higgs. Sisters Faye Wheeler, Trisha Paige (Victor), Gwendolyn Curry, and Cassandra Mccoy (Donovan). Brothers Frederick Curry (Stephanie) and Pastor Keith Curry (Kisha). John also leaves to cherish his memories a host of aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews, and friends who loves him dearly.