Thomas Davis Currie

November 12, 1932December 20, 2022
Obituary of Thomas Davis Currie
Thomas Davis Currie, age 90, of Southport, North Carolina passed away on Tuesday, December 20, 2022. Tom was born in Hoke County, NC on November 12, 1932 the next to youngest of seven children, to the late Albert Roland Currie and Kate Davis Currie. Growing up during the Great Depression, his early years were spent on the family farm living off the land, learning to cultivate and harvest cash crops like cotton and tobacco and developing an appreciation for the value of education. Upon graduation from Hoke County High School, Tom enlisted in the United States Coast Guard, putting his electrical skills to work. After four years, he was honorably discharged and enrolled at NC State University. He graduated in four years as an electrical engineer, took a job with General Electric in their management training program for 13 years in Virginia, New York, and Pennsylvania. He was active in the Presbyterian Church in Salem, Virginia. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Carolyn McKenzie; a son, John D. Currie; and his six siblings, Irving Currie, Frank Currie, Eugene Currie, Jean Odom, Sarah Currie, and Robert Neil Currie. Mr. Currie is survived by his wife, Nancy Currie, a daughter, Nancy Currie, a son, Neil Currie and wife Beth; a grandson Graham Currie; a step-daughter, Vicki Dorman and husband Neal; a step-son, John Martin; and four step-grandchildren, Clay Dorman, Tanner Dorman, Lance Dorman, and Ryan Martin. Tom was recruited to start a plant in Chatham, VA for Times Wire and Cable, now known as Times Fiber Communications. He was active raising his children and Chatham Presbyterian Church. Before he retired, he did a joint venture with China where he successfully built and started a plant there. He traveled all over the world before Parkinson's disease took over his life. He will be missed by his family and friends. The funeral service will be held at 10:00 am on Friday, December 23, 2022 at Oak Island Evangelical Presbyterian Church. A graveside service will be held at 2:30 pm the same day at Antioch Presbyterian Church in Red Springs, NC. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at for the Currie family. Peacock - Newnam & White Funeral and Cremation Service, Southport, North Carolina.

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