Obituary of John Enos Causten Currey
"John Causten Currey, 80, a former editorial writer and columnist for The Oklhoman, The Oklahoma City Times, and the Colorado Springs Sun, died Tuesday in Edmond following a short illness.
Currey was born in Webb City, MO., and graduated from Joplin Junior College, now Missouri Southern State College.In World War II, he served as an officer in the Army Air Forces.He was awarded multiple Bronze Stars for his service in the European and Mediterranean theatres.
After the war, he served in various positions in the Pentagon and the Central Intelligence Group, predecessor to the CIA, in Washington and in Germany.
After his transfer to the active reserve, he returned to Oklahoma City.
In 1961, Currey became an editorial page columnist for The Oklahoman.He also served as a senior editorial writer and editorial pages editor for the Colorado Springs Sun, for which he wrote from 1978 to 1982.
At the height of his journalism career, he wrote three signed columns a week, which appeared regularly in dozens of newspapers.He received numerous awards, including the Best Editorial Page Column from 1978 to 1982.
Currey was a past member of the Downtown Lions Club of Oklahoma City and Colorado Springs.He also served on the boards of the Oklahoma City Symphony and the Lyric Theater.He was a founding member of the board of the Colorado Springs World Affairs Council.
Survivors include his half brother, David Currey, of Houston; three nieces, including Diane Shackford of Edmond; and four nephews.
Memorial services are pending."
Taken from The Oklahoman, August 10th, 2001.
He was born Enos Causten Currey Junior.He grew up in Webb City and Joplin, Missouri.
His parents are Enos Causten Currey and Sallie Currey (maiden name not known).His father and grandfather were lawyers, and his father served as a magistrate in Joplin.