Funeral services for Curry James Dupas of Moreauville will be held at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church of Moreauville on Saturday, September 22nd, 2018 beginning at 11:00am with Fr. Rev. Jose Pallipurath officiating. Visitation will be held at the Escude Funeral Home of Moreauville that morning from 8:00am until time 11pm. Burial will commence at the Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Escude Funeral Home.
Curry Dupas, age 95, passed away at the Colonial Nursing Home of Marksville on Wednesday, September 12th, 2018.He was preceded in death by his parents, Thomas, Sr. & Octavia (Johnson) Dupas; his brothers, John, Louis, Harold, Charles, Freeman, & Thomas, Jr.; sisters, Florence Lucille, Mildred, & Mary Elise.
He is survived by his wife of 69 years, Marine Hampton Dupas of Moreauville; daughters, Sandra Dupas Lawrence of Sumter, South Carolina and Sallie Rose Dupas of Moreauville; son, James Curry Dupas Jr. of Afghanistan; brother, Roosevelt Dupas of Donaldsonville; one grandchild, Jennifer L. Jones of Myrtle Beach, SC; and four great-grandchildren, Caitlyn Jones, Isaiah Jones, Shawn (CJ) Bellamy, and Trinity Jones.
Curry was a life long member of Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church and participated in the building along with other parishioners. Curry & Marine were the first couple to be married in Our Lady of Sorrows. He was a WWII Veteran serving his country in the South Pacific for 2 years, 3 months, and 20 days. His continental service was 10 months, 9 days. He often said of his foreign service in the South Pacific, “There were three things we had to fight, the mosquitoes, the heat, and the Japanese.” He was awarded the Asiatic-Pacific campaign medal along with a Bronze Star, Good Conduct Medal, Philippine Libertation Ribbon, and WWII Victory Medal. He had been a member of The Knights of Peter Claver, Court 202 of 40 years. He was employed by the Avoyelles Parish School System, working as a bus driver for 30 plus years. He also worked at the Moreauville Cotton Gin along with his brother, John. He worked for the town’s only doctor, Leon Beridon. He was employed by Herman & Emily Juneau. He worked for Monsignor Timmerman, often times they had heated discussions. I guess you could say they got along because the Monsignor didn’t give him his walking papers. He was a friend to all often using his humor as a way of winning the hearts of many. He was known as Mr. Curry to the students who rode his bus. Many of those students went on to become teachers, lawyers, doctors, nurses, & business owners. Everyone knew Mr. Curry and would love to ride his bus. He also loved to hunt. Curry will be missed dearly by family and friends.
We love you all, stay strong family
Landryia & Landry HamptonMoreno Valley, CA
Uncle Curry , you truly will be missed. I will alway cherish my visits with you when I came back home to Moreauville and your military stories. Aunt Marine and family God bless you. Leatha Dupas-Brown
Kennth and Leatha BrownLawton, OK
To the family of Mr. Curry James Dupas, I am so sorry for your loss! You have another Angel in Heaven to guide and protect you. Much love and prayers!
Diane BarringerPasadena, TX
Uncle, I will always be your (Knuckle Head). My condolence to the Family. Love you'll forever.
MELVIN WOODSBaton Rouge, LA
My prayers to the family. The Mr Curry I knew was mild mannered and soft spoken. He knew what work was. May he rest in peace.
StanVero Beach, FL
James just like my dad Mr. Dupes has passed on but never forgotten may he Rest In Peace and leave these troubles behind. God Bless and thanks for his service to keep this nation Free.
James CagleEros, LA
Love you Mr. Curry, RIH. Take your rest.
yvonne bontonMarksville, LA
In loving memory of Uncle Curry. Rest easy UNC! Thank you for all my fond memories and steering me in the right path. I love you and you will be missed by everyone as you have touched so many lives. My favorite quote was, "a a, sit down & let me have all that noise" followed by the slamming of the brakes. Now, "get off my bus"! 💖
Carlus & Scarlet LarryDouglasville, GA
To Mrs. Marine and children I send my deepest sympathy in the lost of Mr. Curry. May God ease your pain and keep you close in his love.
Lyman HayesEvergreen, LA
Mr. Curry was a very nice person and a hilarious bus driver. He will be greatly missed. RIP
Tina Hill AndersonMansura, LA
Our deepest sympathy to your family. My dad(James Lemoine) and Mr. Curry drove school buses and worked at the cotton gin together. Everyone who knew Mr. Curry loved him. He was such a kind person. God Bless you and your family. Mr. Curry, Rest in Peace.
Jana Lemoine BordelonMoreauville, LA
Thought & prayers your way. May God grant you peace in this difficult time.
Barbara Washington CoxFresno, CA
A kind man, they don’t have bus drivers like Mr Curry anymore. R I P
Gloria AndrewsMarksville, LA
With our prayers and sympathy to the family of Curry James Dupas. He brought so much love, joy and laughter to all who knew him. We will always cherish his memories.
Felix and Rose Mary BenjaminMoreauville, LA