Thomas Curry

Obituary of Thomas Jackson Curry

Thomas "Jackie" Curry, age 87 of Alva died Wednesday evening November 16, 2022 at his home surrounded by his family. Thomas was born in Labelle, Florida on December 11, 1934. He graduated from Labelle High School in 1952. After high school he was employed by Atlantic Land and Development Co. till 1957, doing land clearing and agricultural improvements. A wholesale ornamental nursery claimed his attention in a management capacity until 1960. He moved from Labelle to Fort Myers after that to enter retail hardware business becoming the vice president of the hardware department at Al's in North Fort Myers. He moved to Alva in the early 80's to operate the Alva Motel which he had purchased while also managing a herd of cattle. He was at home in the outdoors, whether fishing, hunting or just enjoying the wildlife and scenery.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Virginia and Edward Curry. He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Michele {Shelly} Hitzing; their son, Justin Shane Curry of Alva, Fl.; daughter Lisa Diane, of his first marriage to Lena Williams{Deceased} of Fort Myers; sister Edna Fayne Reynolds of Lake City, FL. He leaves behind many cousins, nieces and nephews and extended family.

Funeral Service will be held Friday, December 2,2022 at 11:00 AM at Akin Davis Funeral Home in Labelle, Fl. with Father Murchadh O'Madagain and Pastor Seth Howard officiating. Burial will follow at Fort Denaud Cemetery. Reception following at St. Vincent De Paul Catholic Church, 13031 Palm Beach Blvd, Fort Myers, Fl.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home Friday morning prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hope Hospice, 9470 Health Park Circle, Fort Myers, Fl. 33908.

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