Curtis Alan Cory

Curtis Alan Cory

1950 – 2023

Curtis Alan Cory passed away peacefully on Thursday, July 20, 2023, in Oklahoma City surrounded by family. He was born and raised in Edmond by Eugene (Gene) Cory and Maxine Jung Cory and attended Edmond public schools and OSU.

Curtis married Melissa Preuss on June 18, 1994, in Minnesota. Curtis is survived by his loving wife Melissa Cory; his children Angela Vaughn (Heath) Oklahoma City, OK; Derek Cory, Oklahoma City, OK; Erin Dreyling (Charles Jr.), Oklahoma City, OK; and their child together Carly Cory, Franklin, TN; four grandchildren, Hallie Vaughn, Aidan Vaughn, Eloise Dreyling, Tripp Dreyling; sister Cheryl Cory; sisters-in-law Joy Cory (David) and Robin Preuss; brother-in-law Todd Preuss (Joni); nieces and nephews, Lara Cory, Miles Cory, Katy Cory, Ryan Cory, Allison Preuss, and numerous other family and friends.

Curtis was preceded in death by his parents and brother David.

Growing up, Curtis enjoyed playing baseball and had a deep love for animals but especially his dogs. Curtis worked in radio advertising and the energy industry. His real passion was for music, adventure, travel, nature and fishing. He spent his free time traveling and attending many concerts throughout his life.

Curtis had a great sense of humor whether he was making jokes or sharing stories. He was a natural conversationalist who could easily create connections with anyone. He always stood for the truth and defended his beliefs with determination.

Above all else, Curtis cherished Melissa, his wife and best friend of 34 years, and his family.

Visitation will be held Monday, July 24th, 2023, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Matthews Funeral Home Chapel.

Services will be held Tuesday, July 25, at Matthews Funeral Home Chapel in Edmond at 2:00 p.m. followed by internment at Gracelawn Cemetery in Edmond, OK.

We will be live streaming this service in an effort to accommodate those people that wish to attend but are not able to.  To watch the service CLICK HERE to go to our YouTube page. Click on ‘Videos’, then ‘Live Streams’.

5 thoughts on “Curtis Alan Cory”

  1. To the female Matriarchs of the Cory Family. You have to know that your brother, husband, and in-law loved the women in his family and I’m sure he has taught you all well!! So now, Curtis passes onto each of you all his loves, adventures, stories, sense of humor and his dedication to truth, so that each of you can carry on and keep those memories alive for each family member now and for the families that will follow in the future! I’m so sorry for your loss! My prayers and thoughts are with you all!! Debbie Dalve (friend of Cheryl Cory, thank you for your stories about your brother, for now, I have memories too! Hugs Cheryl)

  2. Joe Ironside

    What a beautiful celebration of Curtis’ life!
    Melissa, Thanks so much for reaching out to me and allowing me to virtually join you today. It was special.

    1. Melissa Cory

      Joe, Thank you so very much for virtually joining us and for your kind words.

  3. Vicki (Tippins) Snow

    My heartfelt condolences to Melissa and family and all friends who loved Curtis!
    I just found out about the loss of your beloved! I watched the service & it was a beautiful tribute to Curtis! I especially loved the last song, “End of the Line” by The Traveling Wilburys!

    I went to school with Curtis from the days at Edmond Junior High (now Boulevard Academy) through Edmond High School (now Central Middle School). Curtis was a ‘wild child’, but always a good friend!!

    After not seeing Curtis for many years, I ran into him at an event at The Jazz Lab a couple of years ago! He sat at our table & we had some friendly competition when the band began to play about which song it was, who sang it & what year it came out! Curtis knew & loved his music!! He also filled us in on his precious wife and family! It was so evident of the love he had for all of you!!

    I am so sorry for your loss, but hope & pray that time, wonderful memories & God’s healing presence will give you comfort and peace…

    Vicki (Tippins) Snow

    1. Melissa Cory

      Vicki, Thank you so very much for joining the service virtually and for taking the time to share your memories and prayers. It means the world to me and my family. Melissa

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