Kurt Krider passed away peacefully at his home on Monday, May 6, 2013 with his wife Terry Coy Krider at his side.
Born in Tulsa, Oklahoma, January 7,1950, Kurt found his way to Denton where he has made his home on Pearl Street since 2000. He was a master carpenter who could make or fix almost anything. Known to work for chocolate chip cookies, you would have to chase him down to get a bill for services rendered. Kurt helped to create, preserve and protect many little bits of Denton. You can see examples of his work at Sweetwater and The Abby and if you live on the "P Streets," Pearl and Parkway, chances are that Kurt has left his mark on your home.
When he was hit with the rapid onset of a virulent form of esophageal cancer, Kurt, like so many, did not have health insurance. Ever the optimist and despite his troubles, Kurt kept his easy smile and a big heart. His concern was for others and most especially his beloved Terry.
Anyone lucky enough to have been touched by him benefitted from Kurt's love of people, politics, philosophy and his general gifts of humanity and giving. His life made this world a better place.
In addition to Terry, Kurt is survived by his Mother, Pat Krider, of Houston, his sister, Kay Krider Leonard of Dallas, his granddaughter Jaden Dupree and her parents Lacey Travis and Shea DuPree of Burleson.
A Celebration of Kurt's Life, hosted by his long time friends Becky Kroll and Jimmy and Karen Meredith, will be held in Denton at Sweetwater between 2:00 and 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, May 26, 2013.
Condolences may be sent to:
606 Pearl Street
Denton, TX 76201