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McCurley Smith

October 7, 1943 April 30, 2019
McCurley Smith
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McCurley Smith made his arrival on this side of heaven on Thursday, October 7, 1943 to the union of Marie and Joseph Smith in Chicago, Illinois. McCurley was the 6th child of nine siblings. McCurley accepted Christ as his savior was baptized at the age of 10 under the leadership of Pastor W.W. Taylor at Shiloah Baptist Church. McCurley has worshipped at Shiloah Baptist Church since 1953. In 1966 on June 11th, McCurley married Claudia Orange at Shiloah Baptist Church and to this union two sons were born, Maurice and Alex.
McCurley attended Smith Grammar School, then attended Crane High School where he graduated in 1963. He furthered his education by attending Chicago State University where he earned a dual degree in Accounting and Education. He graduated from Chicago State University in 1975. McCurley worked as Assistant Comptroller at Cook County Hospital for 1982 to 1991. He also worked as Educator at the Chicago Board of Education and retired in the year 2007. One of McCurley's passions was baseball. He was an exceptional baseball player and he won several awards playing on teams at the Chicago Park District. He was a huge fan of the Chicago Cubs. Another one of his hobbies was he was a great photographer; he took many pictures of his family and friends. McCurley was also affectionately known as Mac.
McCurley was preceded in death by his parents: two brothers: Joseph and Eugene Smith: and four sisters: Ernestine M. Bozeman, Olivia Blackburn, Vernice Davis and Gloria Browning.
He leaves to cherish his memories: his wife Claudia Smith, his two sons Maurice Smith and Alex Smith, two brothers Robert (Beverly) Smith, and Thomas Boyd. His sister-in-law Clarissa Smith, one brother-in-law Aaron Browning, nieces, cousins, and his Shiloah Church Family.


Thursday, May 9, 2019
Time: 3:00 - 6:00pm
Brookins Funeral Home

Friday, May 10, 2019
Time: 10:00 - 11:00am

Friday, May 10, 2019
Time: 11:00 - 12:00pm

Shiloah Baptist Church
9201-9211 S. Justine
Chicago, IL 60620

Interment Immediately Following Services:
Cedar Park Cemetery
12540 S. Halsted Street
Calumet Park IL 60827

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