https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BnWCePPXLyYCURRY, TIMOTHY (1951–2015) born in Midland, TX and graduated from Midland Lee High School in 1970. Curry moved to Austin to attend Huston-Tillotson College where he graduated in May 1982. Tim Curry was recognized as one of Austin’s most beloved singers… Extraordinaire!
Although he worked for 20 years as a guard at the federal prison in Bastrop, TX to pay the bills and raise a family, his chosen occupation was as a church singer. In 1982, he was the first Austin gospel performer to appear on the Bobby Jones show on BET, says his best friend of 40 years, Barry Franklin.
Curry had a paid position as a soloist at Tarrytown United Methodist, but he was a member of Wesley United Methodist Church in East Austin. He was a renowned actor, musician, singer, and recording artist. Tim’s wonderful singing talent was showcased as he performed lead singing and acting roles in many Zachary Scott Theater and Austin’s Paramount Theater productions as well as performing in many other churches and clubs including the Victory Grill & Saxon Pub and concerts throughout the Austin area.
Tim won numerous awards for both his singing and acting ability. Tim's awards include: The 2004 Austin Critic’s Table Award by the Austin American Statesman, for an outstanding performance of a supporting actor in a musical. He also won the 2005 Austin Circle of Theaters Prestigious B. Iden Payne Award, for an outstanding featured Actor of Music Theater. Tim also appeared in several local movies and in performances with Austin’s Ray Benson and Asleep at the Wheel. Tim performed for many years with his beloved group, “The Tim Curry Trio” Consisting of: Timothy Curry (Vocals, Flute, Chromatic Harmonica, and Piano), Will Dunlap (Vocals, Baritone Guitar), Melvin Wilborn (Tenor Sax) and Jorge DeArmas (Cajon Congas and Percussion). The group played soul, pop, gospel and jazz.
“Tim saw the good in everyone,” says Kidd, who took Curry on a tour of Germany in 2011 and proudly watched his powerful voice steal the show night after night. “He was the kindest, most gentle man, but he never hesitated to stand up for what he felt was right. He was an advocate for people who needed him in their corner.”