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James Richard "Jimmy" Curran

d. March 22, 2022

James Richard "Jimmy" Curran, age 49, of Asheboro passed away on Tuesday, March 22, 2022 at his home.

Mr. Curran was born in Orange County on May 9, 1972 to James Francis Curran, Jr. and Cathryn Woodbury Curran.  Jimmy was a 1990 graduate of Asheboro High School.  He was an expert tile man for 25 years and was the owner/operator of Curran Custom Tile.  Jimmy was a perfectionist and very detailed individual who had a great relationship with his contractors and homeowners.  In addition to his father, Jimmy was preceded in death by his stepfather, Kenneth L. Walker.  He was a loving husband and father, and his daughter, Josie was his pride and joy and best friend.  Jimmy was a sweet man, great friend, and a wonderful son and brother.  He loved playing golf, was a lover of music and going to concerts, watching movies with his daughter and traveling with his family.  

He is survived by the love of his life, Dana Holt Curran, whom he married in 2000; daughter, Cathryn Josephine "Josie" Curran; mother, Cathryn Woodbury Walker of Asheboro; brothers, Christopher Morris Curran (Heather) of Indian Trail, Matthew Patrick Curran (Meredith) of Weddington, and Michael Collier Curran (Hannah) of Charlotte; step brother, Brian Walker of Asheboro; step sisters, Melody Walker of Raleigh, Alisa Deans (Stacy) of Garner, and Alana Follas (Brian) of Belews Creek; mother-in-law and father-in-law, Dorothy & Frank Holt of Asheboro; brother-in-law, Christopher Franklin Holt of Asheboro; several nieces and nephews; and uncle, Richard Woodbury of Montana.

The family will receive friends on Saturday, March 26, 2022 from 1:00-2:45 pm at Pugh Funeral Home, 437 Sunset Avenue in Asheboro.  A memorial service will follow on Saturday at 3:00 pm at the Pugh Funeral  Home Chapel with Fred Huffstetler and Rev. Jim Grasty officiating.  

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the charity of the donor's choice.

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