Charles  Selvy


Charles Dennis Selvy (Curly) January 8, 1948 to June 13, 2019. Curley passed away peacefully at the Jewish Hospital in Louisville, KY with his family by his side.
He is survived by his son, Charles Dennis Selvy Jr. (Chuck) and daughter, Meghan Suzanne Selvy (Greg Powers); three beautiful granddaughters, Ali Kay Selvy, Thea Zanne Powers and Aiyla Dell Powers; three brothers, Frank (Barbara), David, and Marvin (Patti) and one sister Sarah Selvy, and his nieces Beverly Jasper (Myrvin Grigsby), Sherry Hoskins, Jamie Selvy, Valerie Miros, Kim Martin, Cynna Plantz, Chaddie Doerr, Shelly Anderson, and Dallas Selvy; his nephews, Mike Selvy, Jeff Martin, and Mervo Grigsby. He is also survived by several other nephews, nieces and cousins and by his special friends James Higgins, Jack Pigg, Ronita Cobb Dunn, and his cousin, Mickey Wilson.
Curly is preceded in death by his wife, Suzanne Selvy, his mother, Iva Selvy, his father, James Robert Selvy, his sister Stella Phillips, and his brothers Howard, James (Bade), Curt, Edd, and Don and his special cousin Doug Wilson.
Curly attended Corbin High School where he is a member of the Corbin High School Hall of Fame. He was an All-State, all-Kentucky All-Star and High School All American Basketball player. He attended Western University where he was OVC Freshman of the Year before transferring to Furman University to play basketball for his brother, Frank Selvy. He graduated with Academic Honors from Furman. He spent most of his working career in the heavy equipment and construction business.
Curly's affectionate smile and his love for his brothers, sisters and family will always be felt and missed. Even though he traveled extensively and played many large arenas he never forgot that he was a Corbin Redhound first. He also had a deep appreciation for the opportunities Corbin provided. We are grieving but not for Curly, because we know he is out of pain and with his loving mother. We are grieving for our loss and know we will miss his smile, laugh, and his texting Corbin's play by play football and basketball games to his brother. Curly lived his life never judging others and always showing love and respect for his family and friends. He will be missed and never forgotten. Good bye Charles we love and will miss you.
Visitation will be from 3 p.m. until the funeral hour on Tuesday, June 18, 2019 at Croley Funeral Home.
The funeral service will be held at 4 p.m. Tuesday, June 18, 2019, at the Croley Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Bobby Joe Eaton officiating. Following the service he will be laid to rest in the Rest Haven in Corbin. Merv Grigsby, Bill Hoover, Vee Rader, Phil Russell, Mervo Grigsby and Jack Messer will serve as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be the 1965 and 1966 CHS Basketball teams.
Condolences may be made to the family at
Croley Funeral Home of Williamsburg, Kentucky in charge of all arrangements, Jerry W. Croley and J. Andrew Croley, directors.
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Pat Wyatt Gers
Jun 21, 2019
David sorry to hear about your brother
Sheila Taylor Cornish
Jun 17, 2019
Curly and I were classmates and graduated together. I hated it so much when I heard he had passed. I send condolences to all his family. I am so sorry.
Arlo Sharp
Jun 15, 2019
So sorry to hear it. We grew up in the same neighborhood.
Mona Dean
Jun 15, 2019
Condolences from a '66 CHS classmate. Rest in peace, Curly.
Jack Messer
Jun 15, 2019
Good friend Great guy Had a lot of good times playing ball kind and considerate man well miss you curley-your friend Jack Messer
Sharon Goldfarb
Jun 15, 2019
Will always cherish our laughing fits together. I’m glad I could share such fun with you. You will be missed but never forgotten. Who said that? That would spur another fit of laughter.