Our beloved father, John Wesley “J.W.” Currie, 82, of Tomball, formerly long time resident of Galveston, Texas, was born on December 22, 1930 in Locker, Texas. J.W. passed away into our heavenly Father’s loving arms on January 16, 2013. His faith, ever strong and never ending…we delight knowing he is with Jesus.
He will be remembered for his big, kind heart, for never meeting a stranger, and filling every room he entered with laughter, warmth and music, most especially harmonica music. He believed in God, Family and Country, serving 22 years in the United States Air Force, deploying all over the world, from Germany to Grand Forks, Amarillo to Ellington, Bermuda to Gwang Ju, South Korea. After his retirement from the Air Force, J.W. made careers in the Galveston County Tax Department and in the Galveston Independent School District.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 51 years, Mary Bell Devotie Currie, his parents James Lee and Myrtle Currie, his six sisters, Lorene, Annie Lee, Ida Mae, Minnie Pearl, Hattie and Janie and his five brothers, J.T., William Ellis, Job, Clell and Gilbert.
He leaves behind his three loving daughters, Emma Johnson and husband, Frank; Mary Ann Jackson and husband, Robert and Carol Sue Currie. He has nine adoring grandchildren, Julie and Arlie; Kevin and Danielle; Lisa, Amanda, Renni, Trenton and Amy. He also has two amazing great grandchildren, Devin and Marissa.
Special thanks to the kind and attentive nursing staff at The Heritage Retirement Community in Tomball, Texas and Sunset Hospice.
Visitation will be from 3:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, January 20, 2013, at Malloy & Son Funeral Home in Galveston.
Funeral services will begin at 10:00 a.m. at Malloy & Son, with Senior Pastor Tim Niekerk from Salem Lutheran Church in Tomball, Texas officiating. Interment will be at Grace Memorial Park in Hitchcock, Texas.
Pallbearers will be Frank Johnson, Robert Jackson, Kevin Bailey, Rocky Sealy, Jaton Allen, Carl Currie and Phil Currie.
Due to his decades of support and dedication to schools and school activities of his children and grandchildren and his steadfast value and importance of education, in lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Salem Lutheran School Tuition Assistance Fund. Please make checks payable to and place note in comment line for Salem Lutheran School Tuition Assistance Fund and mail to: 22601 Lutheran Church Road, Tomball, Texas 77377 or visit their website at www.salem4u.com and click the link Giving Made Easy.
“Let not your hearts be troubled. Believe in God; believe also in me. In my Father’s home, there are many rooms. I go to prepare a place for you. I will come again. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am.” John 14: 1-3