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’.