Smith Funeral Home

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Joel David Curby

February 3, 1963February 26, 2019

Joel David Curby, 56 years old, passed away February 26, 2019 in Shiner, Texas.

He was born February 3, 1963 to John Ray and Carolyn Mae (Johnson) Curby in Houston, Texas.

He is survived by his parents John Ray and Carolyn Mae Curby.

He is preceded in death by his brother Lane Prescott Curby and sister Karen Denise (Curby) Curtis.


  • John Ray Curby, Father
  • Carolyn Mae (Johnson) Curby, Mother
  • Lane Prescott Curby, Brother (deceased)
  • Karen Denise (Curby) Curtis, Sister (deceased)


  • Memorial Service Saturday, March 9, 2019


Joel David Curby

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Molly Smith (Wells)

March 8, 2019

My God hold close Joel’s family as I do in my heart. Rest In Peace my friend.

Cheri Guyn

March 8, 2019

I just thought so much of Joel, he was my friend!! I enjoyed seeing him, he always had a smile on his face, even when I was giving him a shot!! I miss him , still can not believe I will not see him again!! His parents are the best. Praying for comfort for his Parents!!!

Mike Williamson

March 8, 2019

There was a time when Joel, Clint and I were inseparable brothers searching for all that life had to offer. I will always cherish those times. There were so many songs we sang and air guitar'd our way through together.
My heart pours out for John and Carolyn in this difficult time. I pray that you are able to find strength in some way through this.

Rest in Peace my friend.

Mike Bischof

March 6, 2019

Joel and I were in the same homeroom and on the basketball team together at Dobie High School. I remember Joel as a loyal friend and a tough competitor on the basketball court. His determination and competitiveness was contagious and made us a much better team. I owe Joel a debt of gratitude for the times he was a good friend to me as well as the good times we shared.

Rest in peace, my friend.

Brandee Krpec

March 6, 2019

I am very saddened by this news. I cannot give enough condolences to John and Carolyn. Joel was such a wonderful person and i have never seen anyone that loved their dog as much as he loved Token. I’m very sad to hear this news and i wish only the best for his family and Token.

Terre Teasdale Manning

March 5, 2019

Mr. & Mrs. Curby,
I was so sorry to hear about Joel's passing. Joel was a good friend growing up and even though I hadn't seen him in years, I thought of him often. He will be missed. I am praying for y'all during this difficult time and will keep you in my prayers.

Nina Blaschke

March 4, 2019

Joel was my friend, I always enjoy our talks when he came in my salon.... He adored both his parents and spoke of y’all often.... I will miss his smile and charming personality... he was one of a kind🙏🏻May he Rest In Peace 🙏🏻

Pam Rogers (Hummel)

March 3, 2019

My condolences to Mr. and Mrs. Curby. Knowing your family since elementary school has been a pleasure. Growing up with all three of your children was fun and they were very blessed to have you as parents.