Curtis Horral | Obituaries | Enid News and Eagle


A Celebration of Life service for Curtis L. Horrall, 92, will be held at 1:00 p.m. Friday, August 12, 2022, noon reception, at Central Christian Church, with the Rev. Don Johnson officiating. Military honors will be led by the US Army, along with the Sigma Chi White Rose Ceremony. Services are under the direction of Brown-Cummings Funeral Home, with a private family interment at Memorial Park Cemetery.
Curtis Lee Horrall was born on his family’s farm on Lahoma Road, Enid, on a scorching summer day, August 4, 1930, to Bert and Lorene (Davis) Horrall. He died of this life, surrounded by his family on the afternoon of August 9, 2022.
At first, his life was marred by tragedy with the loss of his father to leukemia when he was 9 years old. He was raised lovingly by his mother and two older sisters, June Frances and Betty Jeanne. Curt grew up working on the farm, milking the cows, harvesting the wheat and, once the chores were done, enjoyed the freedom of his childhood roaming Turkey Creek, hunting and swimming.
He attended Glenwood School, Emerson Junior High and Enid High School, Class of 1948.
Tall and lanky, he left farm life to study history at OSU for two years, promising the Sigma Chi fraternity, making many lifelong friends. Curt joined the army, serving in the 325th Hospital Training Unit with several other Enid boys under Dr. George T. Ross. He was assigned as an orderly at the Presidio in San Francisco during the Korean War.
Upon returning from military service after an honorable discharge, he studied at Edmond at Central State and went to law school, graduating from Oklahoma City University.
While working on his JD, he was employed at First National Bank in Oklahoma City where he met his wife Thelma Van Buren Peterson. They were married at First Christian Church in Oklahoma City on June 28, 1958. The family moved with Thelma’s daughter, Susan, to Enid, and Curt continued his career by founding the trust department of Central National Bank where he worked until 1977. He served as a member of the CNB Board of Directors for many years.
Two other daughters joined the family in the 1960s, Mary Beth and Patricia Ann.
Curt became the owner of the Bank of Drummond in 1977 and, together with Thelma, provided rural banking and insurance services until his retirement in 1995.
He was an early supporter of the YMCA, the Enid Symphony and the Gaslight Theatre. He was also involved in many civic organizations including the Lion’s Club. Curt greatly valued his Rotary friendships later in life. He was a life member of Central Christian Church and worked on the finance committee; many roast beef dinners followed Sunday services. He enjoyed golfing at Oakwood Country Club as well as having family fun at the pool, snacking on Fridays and enjoying brandy ice cream. Curt and Thelma could often be found at their favorite booth. Burgers at Flamingo and Wee Too, breakfasts with friends and the occasional grandson were truly special days.
Curt was recognized for his 50 years of membership as a Life Loyal Sig and held various positions within the Enid Alumni chapter. He was a 60-year member of the Oklahoma Bankers Association and the Oklahoma Bar Association.
Curt was a kind man of his generation, leading the business and religious communities of his beloved Garfield County. He lived a life of duty and responsibility to his family and community.
He is survived by his sister B.Jeanne Horrall Luther; three daughters, Susan Peterson Massey (George Massey) of Oklahoma City, Mary Horrall (Greg Miller), of Portland, Oregon, and Patricia Horrall (Andre Wiley), of Silver Spring, Maryland. Grandsons include Dr. Brenton Massey (Emma Schuering Massey), Kansas City, Missouri, and Robert Miller, Portland, Oregon. Curt also has a great-grandson, George Daniel Massey, as well as several nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his parents, his sister June and his precious wife, Thelma.
A heartfelt note of gratitude is given to her carers at The Commons and more recently at Brookdale and Elara Hospice for the loving care and peaceful end to a long and productive life. Additional thanks to Tary and Don Johnson for their loving support.
Memorial contributions may be made to OMRF, CCC or Foster Feet.
Condolences and special memories can be shared with the family online at

Published on August 10, 2022

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