Joseph H McCurry

March 16, 1942December 28, 2018

Joseph Hugh McCurry, age 76 of El Dorado, passed away on December 28, 2018 at Life Touch Hospice. He was born March 16, 1942 in El Dorado to Joe Dan and Margie McCurry.

Joe is survived by his wife, Martha McCurry of El Dorado; three daughters, Tina Phillips (Jim) of El Dorado, Rhonda Alphin (Jeff) of El Dorado and Kristi McAuliffe (Kevin) of El Dorado; seven grandchildren, Jennifer Herrera of El Dorado, Hope Tarlton (Taylor) of El Dorado, Danika Stinnett of El Dorado, Annie Phillips of El Dorado, Korbin McAuliffe of El Dorado, Kenlee McAuliffe of El Dorado and Reaux McAuliffe of El Dorado and two great grandchildren, Ryker Herrera and Owen Tarlton.

Joe was preceded in death by his parents, Joe Dan McCurry and Margie McCurry Cross and his brother, Larry McCurry.

After high school he served in the Navy from 1962-1966. He was on the ship, USS Eaton in Norfolk, VA. Joe worked for Cooper for over 20 years and then worked at Parkers Chapel School unto retirement. Joe loved spending time with his family, gardening and fishing. His greatest passion was hunting. He loved to go to Bishop Deer Camp and hunt and spend time with friends and family during the hunting seasons. He was a member of Parkers Chapel First Baptist Church.

A private family graveside service will be held Saturday, December 29, 2018 with Bro. Larry Hudson officiating and under the direction of Young's Funeral Directors.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Life Touch Hospice, 2301 Champagnolle Rd., El Dorado, AR 71730.


  • Graveside Service Saturday, December 29, 2018

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Gretchen McCurry

January 1, 2019

I can't remember meeting Joe. I am sure that is because from the very beginning he made me feel like family. I am so thankful for the love he gave us. From fishing with Jason to hunting with Luke and Ty, he always included us. We will forever tell stories about Cross-Eye/ Crazy Uncle Joe. We love you.

Dennis Tucker

December 31, 2018

Sorry for your loss.

Bettye Fox

December 31, 2018

On behalf of Joe's EHS 1960 class, we offer our deepest sympathy.

Nancy Burley Guthrie

December 29, 2018

So many wonderful memories of conversations with Joe while I taught at Parker’s Chapel 9 years. He was a good friend, full of fun and stories to share.He was my buddy. I am so glad I got to see and visit him at his home this year. I am thankful and feel blessed to have Joe and Martha, who he loved dearly as friends. He was a proud family man. May God comfort his family and give them peace knowing that Joe is no longer in pain and probably telling some of his friends who have gone before him some whopping fishing stories.😢😊❤️

Becky Newton

December 29, 2018

RIP JOE you will be missed

Michelle Bolling

December 29, 2018

R.I.P. I will miss you uncle joe....Love u lots 💕

Stanley & Susie Curl

December 29, 2018

So sorry for your loss. Prayers for family and friends.

Jo Skinner

December 29, 2018

So very sorry for your loss. Words can never express the sorrow you feel. May you find strength and comfort in your strong faith!! Love you each.

Charles Hartsell

December 28, 2018

Joe was a character for sure. I have so many memories of him I wouldn’t know where to start. One problem I always had with him though was that he wouldn’t tell me what he thought about anything. I always had to pry it out of him LOL. WE WILL MISS HIM!

Rhonda Swilley

December 28, 2018

Joe was a hard working fellow who always kept things going..... When we had early morning ball practice, he would come through the gym and get Dianna. They would go around to unlock the buildings and he would bring her back so I could give her a bath in the sink in the dressing room and get her to the daycare. He loved his girls and would be at every ball game to support them. I loved to listen to "Joe Stories". My prayers are to Martha and the girls!!! I love you all!!!!