Peter Harwood Curry, Jr.

Born in Nashville, Tennessee on June 3, 1979

Departed on October 7, 2016 and resided in Nashville, Tennessee

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Peter Harwood Curry, Jr. 37, departed peacefully in the company of his family and friends on October 7, 2016. He was born June 3rd, 1979 in Nashville, Tennessee. He graduated from  Montgomery Bell Academy in 1998.  A graduate of Davidson College, he was a member of the Kappa Sigma fraternity, and majored in his life’s passion-philosophy.  Following his graduation from Davidson College, he taught English in Qingdao, China and then returned home to Nashville to begin a small business career.

A unique individual in every sense of the word, he had an endless wealth of humor, intellectual curiosity, imagination, and generosity. He embraced all the opportunities that life afforded to him. He fought cancer for seven years with all his heart and spirit, giving his family and friends more time than anyone thought possible. Through it all, he never lost his sense of optimism or his wit. His concern at all times was the well-being and comfort of others, especially those he loved the most.

He is survived by his husband of five years Zachary Adams Mayo (Zac);  parents, Patsy and Peter Curry; sister, Page and brother-in-law Kipp Kranbuhl; parents-in-law, Lisa and Mark Mayo;  sisters-in-law, Carmen Smith (Drew) and Rachel Ellen (Hunter); and many nieces, nephews and godchildren.    The family would like to thank Dr. Emily Chan and the Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to support the Peter Harwood Curry Jr. Colon Cancer Research Fund at the University of Illinois College of Medicine.  Checks can be made out to the University of Illinois Foundation, add “Curry” in memo line, and send to: University of Illinois College of Medicine, 1747 W. Roosevelt Road, Suite 302, Chicago IL, 60608. Attn. Stephanie Carani.

Visitation with the family will be held 4:00-6:00 PM Friday October 14, 2016 at St. George's Episcopal Church, 4715 Harding Pike Nashville, Tennessee, 37205.  Funeral services will be held at 1:00 PM Saturday, October 15, 2016 at St. George’s Episcopal Church.

7 Comments to Peter Harwood Curry, Jr.

  1. Chris Callister
    October 11, 2016 1:16 pm

    This just hurts. He was such a kind and fun person, always a joy to be around. I’m so sorry I didn’t keep in touch with him after MBA. What a great life it sounds like he had since then. Sending love and prayers towards the family… I am missing him with you.

  2. William Fortune
    October 11, 2016 2:09 pm

    Harwood was truly a remarkable person and a great fraternity brother. His smile and subtle but witty humor will be missed.

  3. Christina and William Kahn
    October 11, 2016 3:44 pm

    We are so sorry that we can’t attend the funeral for our sweet and funny friend. He was so courageous and strong. Our hearts and love go out to Zac and the rest of Peter’s loved ones. We will miss him so much.

  4. James Rynearson
    October 11, 2016 4:39 pm

    Junior was one of the greatest bosses I’ve ever had the pleasure to work for! Always a smile on his face, and easygoing manner, who truly cared for everyone he knew. He is and always will be missed and loved, my condolences to all his family members and prayers during your mourning! May his memory always be a blessing! Rest well my friend ! You will be greatly missed!

  5. David Young Parker, Attorney
    October 13, 2016 2:05 pm


    I was very sorry to read of the death of your son. There is no loss as great as the loss of a child.

  6. Lydia Grubb, Therese Mclean, Peggy Daniel
    October 15, 2016 10:56 am

    Zac, Therese Mclean , and Peggy Daniel and I send you our love and arms around you …of course , we knew of his health while you were at Aquinas , but he got to celebrate your wonderful accomplishment
    Love to you
    Lydia Grubb , Therese Mclean , Peggy Daniel

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