Paul Williams Curlee, Sr., 71, of Greenville, S.C., passed away on February 16, 2020 in Greenville.
Paul was born in Greenville to Thomas Oscar Curlee and Elizabeth Williams Curlee on May 8, 1948. He graduated from The Citadel, Class of 1971, where he received his degree in business. He was formerly married to Jessica Riddle Curlee for many years. He began his lifelong career in sales with United Chemical in Greenville with his partner Alan Foster, eventually becoming the principal owner and CEO. He was involved with his Alma Mater, The Citadel, a life member of The Citadel Alumni Association, and his love for his church.
Paul is preceded in death by his parents Thomas Oscar Curlee and Elizabeth Williams Curlee, and his stepson Albert Glenn Howle.
Paul is survived by his former wife Jessica Riddle Curlee, son Paul “Will” Williams Curlee, Jr. and his wife Katrina Wells Curlee, stepson Graham Riddle Howle and his wife Marci Perrin Howle, brother Thomas Oscar Curlee, III of Poughkeepsie, NY, sister Mary Curlee Arnett and her husband Marion Lee Arnett, Jr. MD of Spartanburg, SC, granddaughters Collyn Anne Curlee and Eliane “Lainey” Leventis Curlee, stepgrandchildren Graham Riddle Howle, Jr., and Perrin MacKinley Howle, niece Elizabeth Arnett Murdaugh of Okatie,SC and her children Mary Marvin Murdaugh, Eliza Grace Murdaugh, Randolph Murdaugh V, niece Katie Curlee Cresswell of Saratoga Springs, NY, niece Caroline Curlee Greenfield of Pleasant Valley, NY and her children Mable Greenfield and Celia Greenfield, and dear friend and companion Kathy Nixon Puntch.
Paul’s life was full of grace, kindness, unconditional love, loyalty, and lasting friendship. He had a profound impact on all that knew him and we in turn were most honored to have known him, leaving us with happy and unforgettable memories.
A visitation will be held at 3:00 PM on February 20th 2020 in the Orders Parlor Room adjacent to the lobby of the main sanctuary of Buncombe Street United Methodist Church, 200 Buncombe Street, Greenville, SC 29601. The funeral service is at 4:30 PM in the main sanctuary conducted by Dr. Bob Howell.
Memorials may be made to: Buncombe Street United Methodist Church, 200 Buncombe Street, Greenville, SC 29601, or The Citadel Brigadier Foundation in memory of Paul Williams Curlee, Sr., 69 Hagood Avenue, Charleston, SC 29403.
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Posted on: 2020-02-18
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