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Curtis Lee Styron

September 20, 1951 ~ October 14, 2020 (age 69)


Curtis Lee Styron, 69, of Atlantic, passed away Wednesday, October 14, 2020, at Carteret Health Care.

His funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, October 17, 2020, at Munden Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Nelson Bay Cemetery in Sea Level. Friends are welcome to attend the service. For those unable to attend, the family invites you to view the webcasting of the service through his obituary page on Munden Funeral Home’s website. In keeping with the CDC guidelines pertaining to the Coronavirus, those who are ill or at-risk (elderly, immune-compromised) are encouraged to stay home. Additionally, there will be a limit to the number of people in the building at one time, as well, those who attend will be asked to bring and wear a protective mask. Help us honor the family while practicing safe measures. Friends are also encouraged to leave words of comfort to the family through the website.

Curtis was born on September 20, 1951, in Sea Level, to the late Curtis and Ruth Styron. He grew up on the Crystal Coast where he spent many happy hours on the water. He worked faithfully as a commercial fisherman with Clayton Fulcher Seafood and later as an Engineer with Norfolk Dredging. When he wasn’t on the water, he enjoyed building and creating, and he was always thrilled to watch anything NASCAR. Most of all, Curtis was a family man who valued spending time with his loved ones.

He is survived by his wife, Becky Lou Styron of the home; daughters, Michelle Sumrall and husband Jeff of Leland, NC, Dora Lee Styron of Morehead City, Rénee Bateman of Baltimore, MD, and Skylar Elizabeth Styron of Atlantic; son, James Lee Thompson and wife Jennifer of Harkers Island; brothers, Jeff Styron of Atlantic, and Rex Allen Styron and wife Reva of Cedar Island; grandchildren, Brooklyn Rénee Sumrall, Koven Sumrall, Brittany Nicole Bateman, Kayla Rae Bateman, T.J. Bateman, and Salena Bateman, Jordan Bateman, Kara Thompson, and Emily Thompson; special nephews, Jacob, Danny and Taylor Rodriguez and their mom, Sara Rodriguez Block.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son, Little Curt Styron; sister, Dora Jean Stark; brother, Sammy Styron; and nephew, Pepe Rodriguez.

The family will receive friends from 12 p.m. until 1 p.m. on Saturday, October 17, 2020, at Munden Funeral Home. The same safety guidelines will apply.

Flowers are welcome, or memorials can be sent to the Atlantic United Methodist Church for the Senior Lunch Program at P.O. Box 145 Atlantic, NC 28511 or the Lighthouse Community Church Food Pantry at 2015 Highway 70 Stacy, NC 28581.

Family and friends are welcome to submit online condolences at

Arrangements by Munden Funeral Home and Crematory in Morehead City, NC. 

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Curtis Lee Styron, please visit our floral store.


October 17, 2020

12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Munden Funeral Home & Crematory, Inc.
2112 Arendell Street
Morehead City, NC 28557

Funeral Service
October 17, 2020

1:00 PM
Munden Funeral Home & Crematory, Inc.
2112 Arendell Street
Morehead City, NC 28557

Video is available for this event

Interment Following Funeral Service
October 17, 2020

Nelson Bay Cemetery

Sea Level, NC 28577


Atlantic United Methodist Church, Senior Lunch Program
P.O. Box 145, Atlantic NC 28511
Tel: 1-252-225-7701

Lighthouse Community Church Food Pantry
2015 Highway 70 Stacy, NC 28581, Stacy NC 28581

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