Tommy Curry

Tommy Curry

January 27, 1948 - August 24, 2020
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Thomas Clark “Tommy” Curry, left to be with his Lord on Monday, August 24, 2020.

Born January 27, 1948 at Pine Bluff, he was the son of the late Clark Woodrow “Pinky” Curry and Jean Dooley Curry. He graduated from Pine Bluff High School in 1966 and attended the University of Arkansas at Monticello where he was a member of Phi Lambda Chi Fraternity.

Alongside his father, he owned and operated Pinky and Tommy’s Burt’s Store for Men in downtown Pine Bluff for 43 years. After his retirement, he worked for five years as a salesman for the Arkansas Department of Corrections selling products produced in the corrections system.

Tommy was a past-president of the Arkansas Grocers and Retail Merchants Association and was named Pine Bluff’s Retailer of the Year.

For the past 20 years, he became a devoted sporting clay enthusiast. He won many awards and was a qualifier in the 2006 World Cup held in Minneapolis, MN. He was currently serving as vice-president of the Jefferson County Gun Club. Tommy was also a proud member of the National Rifle Association.

In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by a son, Aaron Thomas Curry; and a sister, Phoebe Curry Spharler.

Survivors include his wife, Tammy Blair Curry, whom he married on September 20, 1991; a son, John Curry; a stepdaughter, Elizabeth Carraway; his sister, Claire Curry Campbell (Clyde); and two grandchildren, Brodie and Alina Curry.

Because of inclement weather, Tommy's service will be relocated indoors Wednesday, September 2, 2020, 10:00 a.m. at Fuller Hale-South Funeral Chapel. Rev. Carlton Cross will officiate. Private Burial will be in Graceland Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Wounded Warrior Project, Post Office Box 758516, Topeka, KS 66675-8516 or online at

Masks are required and social distancing will be observed for the protection of all who are attending the service.
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Service Details

  • Service

    Wednesday, September 2, 2020 | 10:00am
    Wednesday, September 2, 2020 10:00am
    Graceland Cemetery
    2493 West Pullen Street
    Pine Bluff, AR 71601
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    The service will be held at the graveside.
  • Interment

    Graceland Cemetery
    2493 West Pullen Street
    Pine Bluff, AR 71601
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email


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Gail Bubbus Spadoni

Posted at 03:21pm
Kindest rememberances to a great guy. Gail Bubbus Spadoni


Posted at 12:06am
My thoughts and prayers are with the family during this sad and tough time
God bless you all.
Ramona Green

Jean Carraway, Mike Carraway,Debbie & Steve Cox

Posted at 11:44am
We are thinking of you all during this difficult time. Jean, Mike, Debbie & Steve
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Dexter K. Lee

Posted at 04:31pm
I met Mr. Curry shortly before he closed his business. I had gone in to purchase a Stetson hat. That may not seem relevant to most, but he and his business represented a past greatness, no a former glory that rested upon Pine Bluff. Conversing with him was refreshing. As when I heard that Pinky and Tommy's was closing, I feel a sadness at the passing of Mr. Curry. As I look with excitement at the renovations occurring on Pine Bluff's Main street, I am reminded that Mr. Curry has ascended to the City with streets of Gold. He and his family's impact on our city will never be forgotten. I thank him for Zealously Embracing Brilliance, Resilience, and Achievement. Please know that the Zebra family mourns with you.

Joe Freyer

Posted at 10:23am
Tommy was a great friend of mine and spent many good times with this man. I remember one time when staying the night at Deer Camp with the normal group of friends. I was there with Son to be able to bag a Doe the next morning and while setting around the camp fire the night before the hunt I received a call from my Wife. She was singing happy birthday to herself for me to suddenly realize that I and my Son have become so engrossed with the hunt that we omitted my Wife's birthday with all the thoughts of the hunt. Tommy heard this and boy did he have fun with this for years and years. The hunt with Son did take place the next morning with a successful bagged Doe. This hunt also has carried memories started by Tommy after the 1st round actually causing the disconnect of the Deer Tail and it flying through the woods like a Frisbee. Tommy gave my Son the Nickname of "Whirly-Bird" and still answers to that Nickname to this date. Tommy was a great friend, fun to be in his presence, and will miss him tremendously.

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