I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith:
ELIZABETHTON - Herbert H. Curde, age 88, of Elizabethton, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, May 7, 2018 at the Johnson City Medical Center, following an extended illness. Herbert was born in Carter County to the late Alvin and Pearl Feathers Curde. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters, Helen Hall and Ruth DeSilvey; and two brothers, Ted Curde and James C. Curde.
Herbert was a United States Air Force veteran, where he served as a military policeman and he retired from the Elizabethton Electric System after 42 years of service. He was a member of Brick Christian Church, where he was an elder. Herbert loved farming, gardening and never knew a stranger, he was always willing to help others. He was an avid UT sports fan and enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren. But most importantly, was the love of his life, Ardith.
Those left to cherish his memory include the love of his life and his wife of 67 years, Ardith Hyder Curde, of the home; two daughters, Patti Buck and husband Keith, of Johnson City and Mikki Morrell and husband Ned, of Kingsport; four grandchildren, Shannon Banner, of Johnson City, Cody Buck, of Johnson City, Brookney Morrell and Brandi Morrell, both of Kingsport; one great grandson, Brayln Banner; one brother, Frank Curde, of Elizabethton; one sister, Grace Bellott, of Memphis, TN; and a brother-in-law, Bill Hyder. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
A service to honor and celebrate the life of Herbert H. Curde will be conducted at 7:00 PM on Thursday, May 10, 2018 in the Chapel of Peace at Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton with Mr. Ernie Depew, minister, officiating. Music will be under the direction of Ned Morrell, Nathan Morrell, Neal Morrell and Jennifer Trent. The family will receive friends from 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM in the funeral home chapel, prior to the service on Thursday or at the residence of a daughter, Patti Buck, at other times.
The graveside service will be conducted at 11:00 AM on Friday, May 11, 2018 at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be Keith Buck, Ned Morrell, Cody Buck, Gary Hyder, Tommy Bellott and DeJuane Sheffield. Honorary pallbearers will be former co-workers of Elizabethton Electric System and members of Brick Christian Church. Those wishing to attend the service are asked to meet at Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton at 10:15 AM on Friday, to go in procession.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff of Sycamore Springs Assisted Living for the loving care extended to Herbert and his family.
Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers, may make donations to Brick Christian Church, 815 Watauga Road, Watauga, TN 37694.
Online condolences may be shared with the family on our website www.tetrickfuneralhome.
Mr.Curde and his family are in the care of Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton. Office 423-542-2232, service information line, 423-543-4917.