Edward “Lee” McCurry left this Earth to be with his Heavenly Father on July 14, 2020. He was born July 29, 1982 and was raised in Savannah, Georgia – “the greatest place on Earth.” He graduated from Benedictine Military School as a proud Cadet, attended Georgia Southern University as a proud Eagle, and graduated with his BBA from South University. At the time of his passing, Lee had become a successful Insurance Broker for Palmetto Benefits Solutions. He was a member of the Kappa Alpha Order, College Republicans, Savannah Jaycees, was an Ambassador for the Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce, and a Deacon at Wilmington Island Presbyterian Church.
Lee is survived by his wife Melissa Redding McCurry, his children Cannon Hill & Landry Lee McCurry, his parents Mr. & Mrs. James Clifford McCurry, his brother and sister-in-law Mr. & Mrs. James Clifford McCurry Jr, his mother-in-law Julie Kathleen Redding, his brother-in-law Bobby Erle Redding III, and his nieces and nephews James Clifford McCurry III, Eleanor Kendall McCurry, Brinkley Kathryn McCurry, and Bobby Erle Redding IV all of Savannah, Georgia.
Besides spending time with his family and friends, Lee had a passion for the Lord, boxing, politics, basketball, dogs, hunting, boating and fishing, and an unwavering love (obsession) for the Georgia Southern Eagles and Dallas Cowboys. His personality was huge, and his voice was loud, but his heart was larger than both. Lee had enough jokes and pranks to keep anyone on their toes and would be there to help anyone in a moment’s notice when they were down. He was warm and sentimental, the most loyal man one could ever meet, an endearing and loving husband, the gentlest of fathers, a thoughtful uncle, and kindest and most caring son, brother, and son-in-law. In his all too short time here, he touched many lives and gave a great example for what it means to truly stand for one’s convictions. To directly quote the great Lee McCurry – “GATA Eagles!” and “How ‘Bout Them COWBOYS!”
Close friends and family are invited to attend an intimate graveside ceremony held at Wilmington Island Presbyterian Church on Wednesday, July 22, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. The church address is 450 N. Cromwell Rd, Savannah, GA 31410. To view a live stream of the service, please go to vimeo.com/439533574 and use the password, Family.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to: Wilmington Island Presbyterian Church, 450 N. Cromwell Road, Savannah, GA 31410, Georgia Southern Athletic Foundation, P.O. Box 8115, Statesboro, GA 30460, and/or Benedictine Military School Advancement Office, 6502 Seawright Drive, Savannah GA 31406.
May God bless and comfort all of you in this most difficult of times. You all will be in our thoughts and prayers.
- Jeff Fitzpatrick, Athens , Ga
I am so very sorry for your loss and sending my deepest condolences to all of the McCurry’s and extended family. I have many great memories of Lee watching UGA games, as well as the “Best of Herschel” videos, listening to Jimmy Buffett and trading baseball cards when we were kids. Lee was a great friend and he will be missed dearly.
- Rick Crawford, Charleston , SC
My heart is broken for your family. I wish you peace, healing and comfort in the coming days as you remember all the happy times you had together. Remember that Lee and Tommy will forever be watching over you all.
- Jan Mock, Tybee Island, Georgia
- Deena Brabham, Savannah, GA
I am beyond heartbroken for each one of you in the McCurry family, and for Lee’s many close friends. I have so many memories of Lee with his friends and all of the good times that they had together. Lee will remain in our hearts always, and we will miss him dearly. My prayer for all of you is that your Faith in God and your cherished, happy memories will comfort and sustain you forever more. Please give Kathy and Cliff a big hug for me. I wish I could be there to give you all my love.
- Jan Daniel Crawford, Virginia Beach, Virginia
I met Lee in the 7th grade when I was the new kid at Savannah Christian. Lee was one of the first guys to take me in and introduce me to everyone. I will never for get that. I remember listening to Jimmy Hendrix in his bedroom while he talked about GA football nonstop! Esp. HW. He kept us in good spirits when we were down always laughing and telling jokes with his crazy humor. Lee was so lucky to have such a great family and group of friends. Condolences go out to his family. We will all miss him dearly.
- Brent Watts, Savannah, GA
Cliff, my thoughts and prayers are with your family. I pray that the peace that surpasses all understanding will surround all of you.
- Vicki Carter, Guyton, GA
One of the greatest men I have ever known. I had the HONOR to be loved by him and to love him in return. Lee was one of my very best friends, who I was blessed to call my cousin. We shared a bond that few will ever have the benefit of knowing. I will miss everything about him, his laugh, our talks and hugs, but espcially him calling me his Little Sister...... Until I see your sweet smiling face, Edward Lee McCurry....watch over me! You KNOW how much Iove you....Cuz!
- Tammy Cannon Gragg, Clayton, Ga
Melissa I am so sorry to hear about your husband. You, your children, and all of your family are in my prayers.
- Bonnie McIver, Rincon, Georgia
Cliff and Cathy, we were so saddened to learn the news of Lee's passing. We are sending our love and deepest sympathy to you both and the entire family. May the Lord continue to be with you during this difficult time.
- Art & Happi Gallaher, Savannah, Ga
My deepest sympathy to you and your family.
- Harry Harley, Savannah, Ga.
From the day I meet you I knew we would be friends for life. We lost touch through the years. You called about a year ago and we talked about high school, college and our general situation. We shared jokes that only made us laugh. We talked about the time my dad drove our jet boat 20’ into the marsh by your house - that story made us laugh out loud independently for minutes. We talked about HHI island and summer. We reminded each other of a reality that existed in savannah that only youth can tap. You Memorialized our yourh, for that i am forever grateful. Your parents were unnecessarily kind to me. I’m going to miss you brother. Your burial is on my birthday for which i think you meant to do. To your family - i am forever thoughtful. Truthfully, Tommy Davis
- Tommy Davis, Metairie, Louisiana
Cliff and Cathy, I am so sorry to hear about Lee. You and all your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
- Janis Hollingsworth, Savannah, Georgia
No words can express our deep sympathy. May God grant you peace and healing. Always love because HE first loved us!! Sandi & Alan
- Sandi & Alan Beals, Savannah, GA
My heartfelt condolences to the McCurry family. May God bless and comfort you during this difficult time.
- Ann Lott, Jacksonville , Florida
My heartfelt condolences to the McCurry family. May God bless and comfort you during this difficult time.
- Ann Lott, Jacksonville , Florida
There are no words- I am so very sorry for your loss. You all are in my thoughts and prayers during the grieving process. May you find comfort through God’s healing hand. Love to you all....
- Elizabeth Perrie Varas, Thomasville, GA
Karen and I are so profoundly sorry. All of you are in our thoughts and prayers.
- Paul and Karen Cranman, Savannah, Georgia
To the McCurry family, The horrible pain you’re feeling is being shared by all who know and love you. We have memories of Lee throughout his school years at Hancock, he and Lauren were in the same class. Such a great kid. He will be missed by all. Our hearts ache with you.
- Teri Grayson, Savannah, GA
We are so saddened by the loss of your son. Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire McCurry family.
- Lisa and Fred Bloch, Roswell, GA
Cliff, Kathy, Melissa & family, We are heartbroken for you all and pray the Lord will surround you with peace, love and comfort during this difficult time. Much love and many prayers for you all.
- Lisa & Drew Dyson, Savannah, GA
Kathy , Cliff and Jaimie Danny and I are so heartbroken over the loss of your precious son. We never met or new Lee ,but always heard great things about him. May your faith and our God pull you through this horrific time! Love, Dan and Debbie
- Deborah Hattrich , Midway, Ga
May the Lord keep you surrounded in love and healing grace. Our hearts ache for your family.
- Adelle Burnsed-Geffen & Ted Geffen, Savannah, United States
My heart aches for you in this enormous loss. There are no human words to still your grief, but my prayer is that you will be comforted by the Presence of our loving Father. He gave up His Son, too, so understands your pain.
- Judi Blake (Patti Davis' sister), Savannah, GA
Cliff and Cathy Lori And I are so saddened to hear of the passing of your son Lee. We are honored that he will be buried at the memorial garden at Wilmington Island Presbyterian Church which my family organized in 1990 when my mom passed away. The garden is the Joanne H Roberts memorial garden
- Rob Roberts, Savannah, GA
Dear Cousins, My heart goes out to you all at this time of great loss. You are in my prayers.
- Mary Louisa (Ouida) Simpson, Americus, GA
I am so sorry for your loss. My heart felt prayers are with you. I know our Lord will bless you and keep you during this time of unspeakable sorrow.
- Barbara Nafis Bormes, Savannah , GA
I had the pleasure of working with Lee the last few months of his life. He was honestly the most passionate, loyal, and loving individual I have ever worked with. To say it was a blessing knowing him is simply an understatement. He always thanked me for bringing him onboard with PBS; however, he forever changed my life and taught me to love others a little deeper. I will continue praying for your family.
- Tiffany Johnson, Bluffton, SC
Sending love to you all at this sad time and praying that your faith and memories will bring you peace.
- Dede Daves, Wilmette , Illinois
Cliff, blessings to you Kathy and family!
- Bob White , Greensboro , Ga
Cliff, So sorry to hear about your son. Knew you from Savannah Area Chamber.
- Barbara Deal, Savannah, GA
Melissa....we are here for you and the kids and we will miss Lee so much! May God bless you all and keep you in the palm of his hand!
- , Savannah, Georgia
Cliff, Kathy and family I am heartbroken for your loss. Please know you are in my prayers daily and may the peace of God surround you during this very difficult time. Much love, Patti
- Patti Nafis Entrekin, Savannah , Ga
Kathy and Cliff, my heart breaks for you all. I am so sorry to hear about your son. My deepest sympathies to your family.
- Patricia (Brumfield) Martin, Leesburg, Ga
Lee McCurry, so many great memories with this man. I became friends with him in elementary school and from there on out he was definitely one of my most loyal and best friends. One of our best times that we had together was my first trip to the lake with his family when we were in middle school. I knew he was going to be a good friend when he tried to cover up the fact that I wrecked his mom’s brand new jet ski that she got at the lake for her birthday. Obviously that didn’t work but it was the thought that counted. I have so many great memories with this guy from summer trips to Hilton Head to just hanging out on the weekends. Lee, I know you already have one of the new Broncos in Heaven! I will always love you Buddy. My deepest thoughts and prayers go out to your family.
- Shane Wright, Cumming, Georgia
I am so very sorry. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. May he rest in peace until you meet again.
- Susan Hines, Paducah, Kentucky
“In my Father’s house are many mansions.” Nevertheless, it still hurts. Praying for, and aching with our cousins.
- James Story, Spartanburg, S C
Mary and I hope your family can find peace and comfort in the knowledge Lee is in our Lord's hands now, and all your friends are to help you with anything you need.
- Kavin Smith, Savannah, GA
Barbara and I are heartbroken over your loss. Please accept our deepest sympathy and know that you are in our prayers.
- Carter and Barbara Hubbard, Savannah, Georgia
Lee always had a warm smile and friendly hello any time we’d see him out and about in our neighborhood. So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
- Donna Scott and Glenn Hohnerlein , Savannah, Ga
- Anna B Highsmith, Savannah, GA
I am so very sorry for the loss of such a great person. I remember growing up in church with Lee. Such a funny guy with a sweet soul. Keeping you all in my prayers during this difficult time. All my love
- Rachel Bolton, Savannah, GA
My sincerest condolences to you and your family, Cliff, on your tragic loss.
- John Telgener, Savannah, GA
May The Lord wrap you in his loving arms and give you comfort during this difficult time. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
- Nancy Woodall Dougherty , Spring , Texas
Jamie, Sending sympathy to you and your family. Susan Durden
- Susan Durden, Statesboro, GA
Lee was such a wonderful person. I feel like I have lost one of my “other” sons. He’s been a part of our family’s life for over 20 years. My son calls him”brother” and my grandchildren call him “uncle”. I have fed Lee many a meal and laughed at his “hi jinx” many, many times. He was loyal, loving, fun, and I will surely miss him. RIP Lee, now you are soaring with the Eagles.
- Barbara Brown Forbes , Statesboro , GA
Sorry for your loss y’all are in our prayers,The crew at Island Outboards’s
- Brian and Dee Fritts , Savannah, Ga
I am so sorry for your loss. Words can not explain how sorry I am for the entire family. Lee was such an amazing person and cared so much about his family, friends, and community. I am very blessed to have known him. He was an instrumental part of restarting the Savannah Jaycees several years ago, and I am truly grateful for everything he did for the organization. He brought so much joy and motivation to us all. My thoughts and prayers will continuously be with your family.
- Sarah Martin, Savannah, GA
I am so sorry to hear about this. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with your family.
- William Roger Holden, Savannah, 20
Our thoughts are with the entire McCurry family at this time. Our deepest sympathy.
- HM and Michael Fleming, Savannah, GA
I know Lee because he was an Ambassador with the Savannah Area Chamber where I work. He was an amazing guy. I am heartbroken over his passing. I will keep your family in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
- Tina Mock, Savannah, GA
Lee was doing the right things and has an had an amazing family. I can’t wait to reconnect with you again in heaven. You will be missed
- Nardis Walker Family, Dallas , TX
- Daniel T Powers, Savannah, GA
The loss of such a young promising life is so heartbreaking. The pieces of my broken heart mourn with you all.
- Devon Donaldson, Newport, NC - North Carolina
Kathy and Cliff, I am so heartbroken to hear of Lee's passing. Such an untimely loss for your family. Please know that my prayers are with you and may God grant you his peace.
- Carol Ray, SAVANNAH, GA
My thoughts and prayers are with the entire McCurry family. Lee and I were good friends in college at Georgia Southern. (We both loved coming up with fun ideas for dressing up for whatever the next social event's theme might be.) Everyone was sure to have a good time with Lee and his infectious personality and big smile/laugh. I know he will be missed and remembered always.
- Kristi (Smith) Williams, Atlanta, Georgia
There are no adequate words to properly express our deepest sympathy for your loss. We pray God will embrace you with his loving arms, and Shower you with joyful memories. May the blessings of God’s love and peace be with you.
- Pat & Rick Latimer, Jacksonville , FL
My deepest sympathy to you and your family, you are in my prayers.
- Valerie King, Atlanta, georgia
I am saddened by Lee's death and send my sincerest condolences. Losing a loved one who is so young is tragic, and I know the pain in the McCurry family's hearts must seem unbearable. I loved Lee as a fourth grader at SCPS and have fond memories of him. I pray that God will continue to be with you to comfort you and fill your hearts with peace as only He can.
- Ann M Frech, Savannah, GA
Cliff ,Cathy, and Jamie There are no adequate words to express our level of deepest sympathy Paul and I feel for your precious family. You are each the epitome of Christian love and although we don’t know what tomorrow will bring we know our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ will give you strength in knowing the love that surrounded your home will forever surround you in the pain that fills your hearts. Although we didn’t know Melissa and Lee’s children please express our heartfelt sympathy to them. We will continue to keep you in our prayers and ask The Lord to keep you in His loving arms.
- Pat and Paul Ewaldsen , Savannah, Georgia
- Jan Crawford, Va. Beach, Va.
Cliff and Family, We are so very sorry for your loss of Lee. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers during this very difficult, sad time. We know that someday you will be reunited and rejoice with Lee. May God bless, you, Kathy, and your entire extended family, Mike and Donna Hughes Bethesda Academy
- Mike and Donna Hughes, Savannah, GA
- Diane Woods, Savannah, GA
Cliff, I cannot imagine the loss of a child. Please know how much I grieve with you and your wife and your family. May God give you strength and grace to heal over time and eventually find peace
- Barry Stacey, Savannah, GA
Kathy and Cliff, our very deepest condolences go out to you. We cannot imagine the pain you must be feeling as parents. Prayers and heartfelt thoughts are being raised up for your entire family at this time. The wonderful memories people have of Lee speaks volumes of the kind of parents you are. Richard and Jeralyn
- Richard and Jeralyn Wilson, Bluffton, S C
Cliff, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family after reading this tragic news. I hope that you have many good memories that will help you thru this time of grief.
- Heard Slade, Commerce Charter Township, MI
To all of the wonderful McCurry family, I am so sorry for the loss of your beloved Lee. Keeping you I’m my thoughts and prayers, Aileen Bel
- Aileen Bel, Savannah, GA