By Andralena Miller
Killeen Daily Herald
Kenneth Curb valued being in a large, close-knit family. As a fourth generation Central Texan, he was able to be near his family all his life.
His family taught him the importance of being strong in faith and love. His caring nature touched the lives of all who knew him.
Funeral services for Kenneth Louis Curb, 44, of Killeen, were Feb. 4 at Memorial Baptist Church in Killeen. Burial followed at Cedar Knob Cemetery.
Curb died Jan. 31, 2009, at his residence. He was born July 24, 1964, in Temple, to Louis and Patsy Curb, and was raised in Killeen.
Since Kenneth Curb was a child, he was involved with animals and livestock shows. At 9, he was involved in 4-H and FFA. By the time he graduated from Ellison High School in 1982, he had participated in livestock shows for 10 years.
Financial support from the shows helped him attend Texas State Technical College in Waco to pursue his welding certification. He started a welding business in 1983 and continued to be active in Killeen and Bell County livestock shows.
"Kenneth knew that the responsibility and respect learned from being involved in the shows was important to pass along to future generations," said his brother, Keith Curb.
In 1998, he became a board member for the Killeen and Bell County shows. For the past three years, he was president of the Killeen Junior Livestock Show.
In 2001, Curb met Karrie and her two daughters, Krystle and Lindley. Two years later, he married Karrie.
"Kenneth always lived a happy life, but his life was made complete eight years ago when he met his wife, Karrie, and her girls," said his younger sister, Kimberley Bridenstine.
In 2004, Curb's name was placed in the Bell County Expo Center Plaza of Honor.
Curb loved the outdoors. He enjoyed being at the lake, hunting and snow skiing.
Curb also kept a strong faith in God, which helped him be a loving husband, stepfather, son, brother, cousin, uncle and friend.
Curb was preceded in death by his grandparents, G.R. and Stella Gautier and Dock and Ruby Mae Curb.
He is survived by his wife of six years, Karrie; his stepdaughters, Krystle and Lindley Wallace; his parents, Louis and Patsy Curb; his in-laws, Mickey and Woody Holder; his brother and sister-in-law, Keith and Michelle Curb; his sister and brother-in-law, Kimberley and John Bridenstine; his sister and brother-in-law, Kelley and Raymond Harris, all of Killeen; his sister-in-law, Jamie Harding of Pensacola, Fla.; his brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Mark and Stephanie Holder of Harker Heights; his sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Tammie and Dewayne Lile of Alvarado; seven nephews; and four nieces.