Obituary of F. Cedric McCurley


F. Cedric McCurley, 88, a beloved husband, father, and friend, passed away on June 28, 2023, in Springfield, MO. Cedric, known affectionately as Ced, was born in Chanute, KS to Hubert and Louise Anderson McCurley. Ced spent his formative years in Fort Scott, KS. In 1961, Cedric married Elizabeth Jane Higgins, daughter of Ed and Margaret Gorman Higgins, in a ceremony held in Mound City, Kansas.

Ced is survived by his devoted spouse and their loving children: Eric (Karen), Scott; Kent (Linda), Mason, Chloe; Greg (Patti), Catherine, Michael, Daniel; Heather Trinca (Peter), Olivia, Spencer, Caroline. He also leaves behind his sisters: Bernie Simmons, Ann Johnston (Charles); sister-in-law, Kathy McCurley (Doug); and brother-in-law, Doug Ropp (Patty), as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and sisters, Lucille Langdon and Elaine Ropp, his brother Doug McCurley, and brothers-in-law Joe Langdon and Ronnie Simmons.

A private inurnment will be held at the Fort Scott National Cemetery to honor Cedric’s memory. The family kindly requests no memorials or gifts, but appreciates the support and condolences received during this difficult period.

2 thoughts on “Obituary of F. Cedric McCurley”

  1. I am so sorry for your loss! He was a really good man, as I’m sure you know. Your family will be in my prayers.

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