Charles Curless, 76

Charles Edward "Ed" Curless, 76, rural Lagro, died at 6 a.m., Thursday, Dec. 18, at his home. He was born Dec. 10, 1938 in Wabash, to Willis and Alice (Putnam) Curless.

Ed was a 1957 graduate of Noble High School and was a U.S. Marine Corp veteran.  He married Nancy Glendenning in Huntington, on July 29, 1962. He retired from White's Residential and Family Services after 25 years. He was a member of the LaFontaine United Methodist Church and was a lay speaker with the Huntington District of the United Methodist several years. Ed portrayed a circuit rider at Salamonie Reservoir. He enjoyed camping, wood-carving, and attending his grandkids sporting events. He was an avid Indianapolis Colts fan and Indiana University Basketball fan and loved his dog, Wrigley.   

He is survived by his wife, Nancy Curless, Lagro; three children, Tammy (Mike) Rife and Tracy (Dan) Sheets, both of Wabash, and Kyle (Stacy) Curless, LaFontaine; six grandchildren, Kirk (Tasha Monroe) Hamilton and Tara Hamilton, both of Wabash, Dustin Curless and Keshia Curless, both of LaFontaine, Alicyn Sheets of Wabash, and Danielle (Nate) Williams of Biloxi, Miss.; six great-grandchildren, Blayne Hamilton, Hunter Hamilton, Deegan Hamilton, Mason Gibson, and Delaney Hamilton, all of Wabash, and Jensen Williams of Biloxi; and two brothers, Don (Barbara Jean) Curless and Jim Curless, both of Lagro.  He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, David Curless.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 23, at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Avenue, Wabash, with Pastor Crystal Jacobson and Pastor Doug Barton officiating. Burial will be in Center Grove Cemetery, Lincolnville.  Friends may call from 3-7 p.m. Monday, at the funeral home.

Preferred memorials are to White's Residential and Family Service or LaFontaine United Methodist Church.

The memorial guest book for Ed may be signed at

Posted on 2014 Dec 19