James M. Curry, II is a licensed funeral director/embalmer in the state
He was born in
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His interest in funeral service was sparked early in high school when James traveled with his family to
James is married to Shannon M. Curry, who is also a licensed funeral director/embalmer, and has six children.
Shannon M. Curry is a licensed funeral director/embalmer in
the state of
She grew up in Live Oak,
Her interest in funeral service started when she was a senior in high school.
She is blessed to help her husband James achieve his dream of owning his own funeral home and honored to serve the people of Baker and surrounding counties.
Jack A. Blackburn is a licensed funeral director/embalmer in the state of Florida and has been in the funeral business for the last 31 years. A native of Maxville, Florida, he graduated high school in Baldwin. Jack graduated from Gupton-Jones College of Funeral Service in Atlanta, Georgia in 1987, and has devoted his life to helping families in their time of need.
He began serving the people of Baker County as Managing Director of Fraser Funeral Home in Macclenny in 1994 until 2004. Jack left Baker County and built his own funeral home out on the north side of Jacksonville in 2005 near the Jacksonville National Cemetery. For the past 13 years he has been the owner/operator of Cedar Bay Funeral Home in Jacksonville, Florida.
Jack’s nephew, James M. Curry, II followed his footsteps in the funeral industry. James worked with Jack at Fraser Funeral Home from fall of 1996 until August of 1999. James left to enroll at John A. Gupton Mortuary College to pursue his career as a funeral director/embalmer. He graduated in 2000 and has been serving families in their time of need ever since.
The opportunity arose for James to open a funeral home back home, and with Jack’s help, Blackburn-Curry Funeral & Cremation is now in Macclenny to serve Baker and surrounding counties.
James and his wife, Shannon own and operate Blackburn-Curry Funeral & Cremation here in Macclenny, while Jack still owns and operates Cedar Bay Funeral Home in Jacksonville.
But at any time your family would like to meet with Jack, he is available to make funeral arrangements.
With over 60 years of combined experience, Blackburn-Curry Funeral & Cremation is ready to serve our neighbors in their time of need.
God called Allen to preach the Gospel 10 years ago and with that calling, God gave him a compassionate servant’s heart. He is currently pursuing his Doctorate Degree in Theology at Luther Rice Seminary with a minor in Grief Counseling.
Allen has been employed with the Florida Department of Corrections for the last two years and has been assisting in the funeral business for the last two and a half years.
Stepping back into the funeral industry and assisting Blackburn-Curry Funeral and Cremation, Allen is honored to serve the folks of his hometown during their darkest hour.
Allen has known James for many, many years, having grown up together in Glen St. Mary. James and Shannon are excited to have Allen working with them, knowing that the families who trust our funeral home to take care of their loved ones will be taken care of, as if they are one of our own.
Timothy L. Curry is the son of James Curry and stepson of Shannon Curry. He has lived in Baker County his entire life and graduated from Baker County High School in 2017. Timothy is currently attending Florida Gateway College and is pursuing his Associate Degree in Criminal Justice.
When Timothy isn't in class, he plays an intricate role in the behind the scenes daily operations of the funeral home.
In his spare time, he enjoys playing video games and hanging out with his friends.
Timothy has been a tremendous asset to our family business since it opened on June 1, 2017.