Services were held Oct. 12, in the First Christian Church in Clarendon. Burial was in Citizens Cemetery in Clarendon with arrangements are by Robertson Funeral Directors of Clarendon.
Curly was born May 30, 1931, in Melrose, N.M., to Roy and Nellie Pierce Monroe. He married Hazel Hanegan 63 years ago on May 13, 1950, in Clovis, N.M. Curly served 12 years in the Navy Seabee Reserves. He lived 43 years in Clarendon, where he was an engineer for Texas Department of Transportation.
After his retirement from TxDOT, he and his three sons formed a partnership, Monroe and Sons, where they contracted with the state of Texas to build bridges, overpasses and culverts for 12 years. He finished his highway career working for Slaco Inc., Gilvin-Terrill Inc., Amarillo Roads and J. Lee Milligan Inc. He loved to sum up his career by saying that he built roads all across Texas.
He enjoyed traveling, reading and going to casinos. He was a loving husband and father. He was known as Papa Curly to his grandkids and great-grandkids.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers; a sister; and a son, Danny Lynn Monroe, in 1999.
Survivors include his wife, Hazel of Amarillo; two sons, Everett Monroe Jr. and wife Tonya of Lubbock and Roy Monroe of Clarendon; a daughter-in-law, Shauna Herbert and husband Tim of Amarillo; three grandchildren, Dana Ford and husband Mitch of Panhandle, Jennifer Kuehn and husband Mike of Lubbock and Dustin Monroe and wife Courtney of Hedley; and four great-grandchildren, Keslea and Kinlea Ford of Panhandle and Dylan and Ashley Kuehn of Lubbock.
The family wishes to thank Texas Oncology, Baptist St. Anthony’s Hospital and Craig Rehab Unit. A special note of gratitude goes to Dr. Salil Trehan for his care, concern and compassion shown to Curly and his family.
The family suggests memorials be to American Cancer Society, 3915 S. Bell St., Amarillo, TX 79109; or First Christian Church in Clarendon.
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