Funeral service for John Leon Curbello, Sr., 79 of Lawton, Oklahoma will be at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, July 30, 2018 at the Bethel Assembly of God Church 12th and D Ave., with Rev. Randy Shorter, pastor officiating.
Mr. Curbello passed away on Tuesday, July 24, 2018 at his home.
Burial will be at Letitia Cemetery under the direction of Lawton Ritter Gray Funeral Home.
There will be a special viewing and visitation for family and friends on Sunday, July 29, 2018 from 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. at the funeral home.
John was born on May 30, 1939 in Mesa Rica, New Mexico to Joseph L. and Kathryn (Clements) Curbello. He grew up in Portales, New Mexico where he attended school. He joined the Army Reserves in January of 1957 and later joined the United States Army in September of 1962 and served his country until his honorable discharge in 1968. He was stationed in many locations including Texas, New Mexico, California, and Oklahoma. He also served in Vietnam. John received many awards and medals including the National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, and the Good Conduct Medal. He married Laura Frances Guss December 22, 1959 in Portales, New Mexico. He worked for many years as a radiator repairman. He was a member of the Bethel Assembly of God Church. His main mission, goal, and desire in life was to share his faith. He often taught by example. You could always find him with a Bible close at hand. He will be missed by all who knew him.
He is survived by his wife, Laura Frances Curbello, of the home; his daughters and son in law, Frances Kay Curbello, of Lawton and Patricia Ann and James E. Taylor, of Lawton; his son and daughter in law, John Leon Curbello, Jr. and Jennifer Curbello, of Walters, OK; his brother, Howard Myers, of Arkansas; his sister, Christine Myers, of Arlington, TX; and seven grandchildren, Joshua Taylor, Jeremy Taylor, Chandler Claypool, Jaden Curbello, Logan Curbello, Hunter Curbello, and Brady Curbello.
He was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters, Naomi Armstrong and Marie Dickinson; and his brother, William P. Mills.