Kenneth D. Winslow, also known as Texas Curley, died March 14, 2010, in South Daytona, Fla.

Kenneth was born July 25, 1919, to Inez and Dana Winslow in Nobleboro. He was better known as Texas Curley, one of Maine’s early country music pioneers. He was the first country performer to perform at the Maine Lobster Festival. And he was a regular on WRKD in the 1950s, working alongside “Little Joe,” “Otto Proctor Sr.,” “Fred Tommy Thompson,” “Biscuit Olson” and many others. He also had shows on Maine TV. For years he along with “Happy Jack Thurlow” performed throughout Maine. He worked in the construction field as a heavy equipment operator, and also worked on fishing vessels in Maine and Virginia. He was always ready to entertain with his fiddle.

He was predeceased by his son, Larry Winslow of Warren.

He is survived by his four children, Dane C. Winslow and his companion Doreen Wooster of Union, Gail Trusty and her companion Roger Townsend of Ormond Beach, Fla., Dixie Burnham and her husband, Tom, of Inverness, Fla., and Terry Winslow of Rockland; two grandchildren, Marie Finnegan and her husband, Don, of Rockland and Dane C. Winslow Jr. and his wife, Tammy, of Camden; six great-grandchildren, Logan Finnegan, Kendra Finnegan, Brittiani Winslow, Madison Winslow, Victoria Winslow and Reginald Robinson.

In lieu of flowers, donations in his name can be made to The Maine Academy of Country Music, 452 Cony Road, Chelsea, ME 04330.