Carl Curtis Curfman, Sr., 94, of Morganton, NC, died Thursday, February 1, 2024.

Born in Huntingdon, PA on January 8, 1930, he was the son of the late Raymond Jesse Curfman and Lulu Marie Kerling Curfman.

Carl’s life was about agriculture, architecture, and theology. In Huntingdon he was a dairy farmer, then owned a construction company, and then became a minister. Beginning in 1986 he taught at a Bible college in Freeport, PA, and he obtained his Master’s in Theology in 1990. He continued teaching at the Bible School and ministering at Mount Hope Church of Conneration until 2001. Carl moved to Morganton, NC in 2001 and assist his son, Dean, with his business. He also volunteered his time to friends and neighbors, helping with anything from construction projects to gardening.

Carl is survived by his wife, Delores Jean Young Curfman; children, Patricia Ballas (Denny), Carl Curfman, Jr., Ruth Curfman, Dean Curfman (Lynn), Dennis Curfman (Kathy), Pete Curfman (Chris), and Donna Fleeger (Donald); grandchildren, Jessica Forrey, Julia Ballas, Jennifer Curfman, Billy Howel, Sam Curfman, Shane Curfman, Daniel Curfman, and Donnie Fleeger; great-grandchildren, Elizabeth, Audrey, and Addison Thuemmler, Yory Davis, Ava and Ty Forrey, Katherine and Sophia Bowen, Cole Smith, Harper Curfman, and Mia, Chance, and Scout Curfman.; brother, George Curfman (Martha); and numerous nieces, nephews, and extended family.

In addition to his parents, Carl was preceded in death by eight siblings, Lovell Curfman, John Curfman, Sr, Patrick Curfman, Harvey Curfman, Mary Rulka, Marian Glunt, Ruth Lane, and Margaret Curfman.

Services for Carl will be private.

Sossoman Funeral Home and Crematory Center is assisting the family with the arrangements.

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I met Carl in 2001 when I attended Oak Hill UMC. Carl was an help to me as I prepared to enter seminary in 2002. I will never forget how much I enjoyed our informal classes together. I will always remember him as one of my favorite mentors. I went on to seminary and then was in pastoral ministry for over 15 years earning by doctor of ministry in 2012.I send my condolences and sympathy to Delores and Carl family and pray that God’s comfort will sustain you in your grief.

—Rev Dr Judy Eurey

Carl was a blessing to me and many others at the Walgreens. He gave me some green bean seeds one time and gave me gardening tips as well . He always brightened my day when he visited the store. He will be missed, many prayers for his sweet wife and caretaker daughter.

—Karla wise

I am so sorry for your loss. Carl was a wonderful Godly man and an excellent Bible teacher. My prayers are with you all.

—Penny Helton
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Aunt Cookie, Ruth and Dean, so very sorry for your loss. Uncle Carl was such good man. I remember how hard he worked and also how much he loved his family. The days of my childhood spending time with Trish will never be forgotten. My heart and love goes out to to you all.

—Katherine (Young) Marxen

I had the honor of knowing Carl as a teacher of God’s word. My life was changed and greatly enriched from having crossed paths with him and his wonderful wife and family ❤️❤️❤️🙏🙏🙏

—Terry Smith

Dean and the entire Curfman family, So sorry for your loss. Please accept my sincere condolences.

—Bruce Carpenter
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So very sorry for your loss.