Butch was born in upstate New York in 1943. In 1961 he joined the Army where he served in active duty for 8.5 years, then 14.5 years in the National Guard.
Butch and his family moved to Thompson Falls in 1970. He worked for the Burlington Northern Railroad for 15 years and was a volunteer with the Thompson Falls Rural Fire Department for 23 years.
Butch is survived by his loving wife of 50 years, Annamaria Curry; daughters, Marion Grantham (Brad) and Diana Fischer (Shane) and sons, Dean Curry (Katrina) and Edward Curry (Crystal). Butch was preceded in death by his son, Frank Curry.