Francis Eugene Curd, 86 of Thaxton, passed away Saturday, November 20, 2021 at Centra Lynchburg General Hospital. He was born on Friday, April 19, 1935 in Monroe, VA, a son of the late Haywood Lee Curd and Sadie Katherine Hume Curd. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Marion Webb Curd and his sister, Shirley K. Powell. He was retired from Yokahoma Tire, was a veteran of the U. S. Air Force having served during the Korean Conflict, a member of Epworth United Methodist Church as well as a member of the Liberty Masonic Lodge #95 where he served as Worshipful Master in 2001 & 2008 and as treasurer 2012-19. He was also a member of the American Legion Post #54. He is survived by his son, Michael E. Curd; his daughters, Debra A. Anderson & husband, Mack, Rebecca C. Austin & husband, Greg; his brother-in-law, David L. Webb; his grandchildren, Christopher Curd, Sarah Curd, Jason Wessel, Jena Bright, Stacie Anderson, Cody Reynolds, Kristin Reynolds, nine great grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews and special friend, Bess Burruss as well as many others dear to his heart. The family requests those wishing to make memorials to consider Epworth United Methodist Church, 1145 Penicks Mill Road, Thaxton, VA 24174 or the National D-Day Memorial, P. O. Box 77, Bedford, VA 24523. The family will receive friends beginning at 12:30 pm on Wednesday, November 24, 2021 at Updike Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Bedford and a funeral service will follow at 2:00 pm in the chapel with Rev. Jack Davis and Rev. Danny Holdren officiating. Interment, with military honors and masonic rites will follow in Greenwood Cemetery. Arrangements are being handled by Updike Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Bedford.