Former county executive Wayne Curry lying in state

UPPER MARLBORO, Md. (WUSA9) -- The body of former Prince George's County Executive Wayne Curry is lying in state at the Prince George's County Administration Building.

Curry died last week at age 63 after a battle with lung cancer. He will lie in state on Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

The following road closures are in place:

  • 7 a.m. - 10 p.m. - Governor Oden Bowie Drive will be closed from Elm Street to the traffic light at Route 725
  • 7 a.m. - 11 a.m. - Main Street will be closed from Pratt Street to Water Street

The celebration of Curry's service to Prince George's County began with remarks from current County Executive Rushern L. Baker, III and other local political figures.

Public visitation is scheduled from 9:20 a.m. to 7 p.m. in the Prince George's County Administration Building's (CAB) First Floor Lobby. The address is 14741 Governor Oden Bowie Drive, Upper Marlboro, Maryland.

Attendees are encouraged to park at Show Place Arena, located at 14900 Pennsylvania Avenue in Upper Marlboro. Curry, who was Prince George's County's first African American county executive, is credited with bringing major development to the county and its reforming police department.

His funeral is scheduled for Thursday, July 10, at the First Baptist Church of Glenarden. The address is 600 Watkins Park Drive, Upper Marlboro, Maryland. Public viewing will start at 9:30 a.m. and the service will begin at 11 a.m.

Questions about the funeral can be directed to the First Baptist Church of Glenarden by phone at (301) 773-3600 or by email to


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