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James Sterling Curd, Sr.
Apr 8, 1927 - Jan 26, 2017
Posted by: Ann Weber

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Mr. James Sterling Curd Sr., 89, of Bartlesville, died at 6:24 A.M. on Thursday, January 26, 2017 at the Jane Phillips Medical Center.

Graveside funeral services for Mr. Curd will be held at 1:00 P.M., Monday, January 30, 2017 at the Memorial Park Cemetery with Father T. Lee Stephens of the St. Lukeís Episcopal Church officiating. Services and interment are under the direction of the Stumpff Funeral Home & Crematory.

In lieu of flowers the Curd family suggests that memorial donations be made to the charity of the donorís choice.

Mr. Curd was born on April 8, 1927 in Tulsa, Oklahoma the son of Oscar Lawrence Curd and Mary Esther Crook. He grew up and received his education in Tulsa and graduated from Tulsa Central High School. He served in the United States Coast Guard and following his Honorable Discharge he returned to Tulsa where he married the love of his life, Donna Mae Young on December 27, 1948. They made their home in Denver, Colorado where Mr. Curd received his Bachelorís degree from Denver University. They continued their home in Denver, with Mr. Curd working as an account advertising executive for Denverís leading ad agency and then eventually starting his own agency. They moved to Bartlesville in 1974 where Mr. Curdís agency oversaw the marketing and advertising for the H. C. Price Company . Mr. and Mrs. Curd then later purchased Recognition Specialties in Bartlesville which they operated until their retirement.

Mrs. Curd preceded him in death on April 6, 2011 and Mr. Curd has continued his home in Bartlesville since that time. Mr. Curd enjoyed hunting, was a longtime avid golfer and he loved playing cards with his friends at Hillcrest Country Club where he was a longtime member. He loved his wife, children and grand children with all his heart. He spoke with great pride of all their many accomplishments and was especially proud of his relationship with his nephew Larry Curd.

Mr. Curd is survived by one son, James Sterling ďJimĒ Curd Jr. and wife Kacy of Bartlesville, one daughter, Deborah Lynn Martin and husband Charles of Colorado Springs, Colorado, five grandchildren, Austin Sterling Curd and wife Stephanie, Landon James Curd and wife Kristin, Holli Lynn Bloise and husband Ben, Jonathan Martin and Tyler James Martin and wife Kalie, and eleven great grandchildren.

In addition to his wife he was preceded in death by his parents, one brother, Oscar Lawrence Curd and one sister, Jean McMahon.


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