Condolences to Dana Clayton, vice president for student affairs and dean of students, whose father, Odie B. Curlee, age 75, of Newland, NC passed away Thursday, March 7 in Evansville.
Friends may visit with the family from 10:00 A.M. until 1:00 P.M. on Monday, March 11 at the Church of the Harvest, 7825 Oak Hill Road, Evansville, IN 47725. In keeping things "Odie" style, there will be a short and informal celebration of his life at 1:00 P.M.
Mr. Curlee was born in Louisville, KY and after retiring from General Electric, he and his wife, lived in Vero Beach, FL before finally moving to the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina. He was a member of Zion Community Church, a Kentucky Colonel and veteran of the United States Navy. Odie enjoyed playing the guitar, woodworking, boating, fishing and hearing the laughter of his family.
Surviving are his wife of 53 years, Ruth (Bryant) Curlee; daughter and son-in-law, Dana and Randy Clayton of Evansville; grandchildren, Nick Clayton of Indianapolis and Lindsey Clayton of Evansville. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews, who fondly referred to Odie as "Unc".
Preceding him in death were his parents, Hurley and Annzella (Cox) Curlee; brother, Allen Curlee of Louisville and his special furry friend, Midnight.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Vista Care Hospice, 323 Metro Ave, Evansville, IN 47715.
Pierre Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.