James E. Currie Jr.

August 23, 1952April 8, 2018

James Edward Currie Jr., 65, of Monroe passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on April 8, 2018.

He was born in Richmond County, NC on August 23, 1952 to the late James and Mary Currie. Ed was a mechanic for 25 years then started a second career as “The Tool Man.” He was a dedicated Mason for many years with Masonic Lodge 244 and Truth Lodge 749 and served as Past Master and also a faithful member for 37 years at Mt. Moriah UMC. He is survived by his loving wife of 47 years, Janet McCracken Currie; daughters, Andi Starnes and Amy (Jerry) Williams; son, James “Banjo” (Lissell) Currie, 7 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; sister, Kathy Currie Cutler and brothers, Rodney Currie, Wesley Currie, Keith Currie and David Currie. In lieu of flowers, donations may be given in Ed’s memory to Mt. Moriah UMC, 6722 Hwy 218 E., Marshville, NC 28103 or Truth Lodge 749, PO Box 1791, Monroe, NC 28111. Online condolences may be left at Services will be private.


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Lisa Millen Oakley

April 16, 2018

To the Currie family,

I'm so sorry for your loss or your husband, daddy, granddaddy, uncle and friend. May you find peace and comfort in the Lord. Prayers to your family.

David Hahn

April 11, 2018

Ed was one of my oldest friends,we worked together many years ago in the 70's.He could always make
me laugh, even when I was having a bad day. I used to go by the shop when he worked in Monroe and later I would stop him and visit when ever I saw him in his tool truck, when I was working in Monroe. He always acted like we had never been apart and that we had just be together even though years had passed.Although we drifted apart over the years I always considered him a good friend.I never heard him say a bad thing about one person,he will truly be missed.I will miss you my friend.

DeLane Clay

April 11, 2018

I am so sorry for your loss. Ed truly was a good man. Loved it when he would come to my husband's shop (Gene's Garage) and talk. I'm sure there will be some stories to tell now that both of them are up in heaven. May the Lord comfort you during this difficult time. Remember the good things they will sustain you in the coming days.


April 10, 2018

Ed was and is one of my true Masonic heroes. We met when he was the tool man that came by Metro Honda. I had a lot of questions about Masonry and we talked quite a lot. Ed was my Secretary in 2012 when I was Master and I was so honored. That was the last year he sat in an Officers chair. I love you and I am going to miss you Worshipful Brother. I will always remember your Irish prayer for the closing charge. RIP my Brother.