Vernon Ray McCurdy


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Saturday September 15, 2018

2:00 PM

Maxwell Cemetery

northwest of Ada, Oklahoma

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Graveside services for Vernon Ray McCurdy, 84, of Ada are at 2 p.m. Saturday at Maxwell Cemetery. The Rev. Earl Hood will officiate. The Chickasaw Nation Honor Guard will conduct military honors at the cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 6:30-8 p.m. Friday at Criswell Funeral Home.
Mr. McCurdy passed away Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018, at the Norman Veterans Center.
He was born Nov. 4, 1933, at Carnegie to Manuel Emmitt and Ethel Jewel Brecheen McCurdy. He attended Galey schools.
He married Beulah Mae Mixon on Dec. 29, 1954. She preceded him in death Aug. 17, 1999.
Mr. McCurdy was a self-employed mechanic and welder in the oilfield industry and also a longtime Ford mechanic.
He was a longtime member of Evangelistic Temple and had served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean conflict with the 307 Periodic Maintenance Squadron. He served as a mechanic from 1952-1956 and was awarded the National Defense Service Medal and a Good Conduct Medal.
Mr. McCurdy was honored with a trip to Washington, D.C., with the Oklahoma Honor Flight in April 2018.
Survivors include two daughters, Carol Ann Madden and husband, Dwain, and Brenda Sue Schultz and husband, Tommy, all of Ada; a brother, Gene McCurdy, Ada; sister, Joyce Hughs, Galey; his grandchildren, Stacy Schultz and wife, Natalie, Ryan Schultz, Amanda Madden Lawrence and husband, Chase, and Angela Madden Gurley and husband, Braden; and three great-grandchildren, Catie Lawrence, Kennedy Willingham and Kourtney Willingham.
He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Herman and Earl.
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