Tarrant County DA’s Services Set for Wednesday

by Joy Donovan on April 24, 2009

Tarrant County district attorney Tim Curry, who was elected at the age of 33, died Friday from lung cancer.

Curry, who had served as Tarrant County’s district attorney for 36 years, was 70.

Born in Tulia, he was graduated from Texas Christian University and Baylor Law School. He worked with his father and brother in the law firm of Curry and Curry, before running for public office. He took over the district attorney’s office in 1972, and his most high profile case was the murder trial of Cullen Davis in 1977.

Survivors include his wife, Jan; his daughter, Beth; his son, Cullen; and his mother, Rae.

A memorial service is planned for 2 p.m. Wednesday at First United Methodist Church, Fort Woth.

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