Capt Eugene Randolph “Gene” Currier

Capt Eugene Randolph “Gene” Currier

Death 22 Apr 2008 (aged 77)
Tuscaloosa County, Alabama, USA
Burial Tuscaloosa, Tuscaloosa County, Alabama, USA
Memorial ID 62907662 · View Source
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TUSCALOOSA Eugene Randolph Currier, age 77, of Tuscaloosa, died April 22, 2008, in Tuscaloosa County. Services will be 4 p.m. Saturday, April 26, 2008, at Tuscaloosa Memorial Chapel Funeral Home with Pastor John Vaughn and Fr. Gerald Holloway officiating. Burial will follow in Tuscaloosa Memorial Park with Tuscaloosa Memorial Chapel Funeral Home directing. Visitation with the body lying in state will be one hour prior to services at the funeral home.

His parents, Col. Charles R. Currier and Claudia Gratton Currier, preceded him in death.

Survivors include his wife, Lauralee Maveus Currier; daughters, Pam Johnston, Lisa McLeod (Tom), Kris Garrison, and Wendy Troxel (Jerry); sons, Gregg Currier, Scott Currier (Toni), Peter Currier (Jaime) and Jim Gates (Kim); sister, Florence Levesque; and grandchildren, Betsy, Tommy, Billy, Ashton, Scott, Kacey, Jacob, Sidney, Bailey, Davis, Wesley, Matt, Nick and Corey.

Gene attended Lincoln HS in Seattle, WA, and Munich and Frankfurt HS in Germany. He graduated from the United States Military Academy in West Point, NY in 1953. He served in the active military from 1953 to 1967, including one tour in Korea, and two tours in Vietnam. Captain Currier was honorably discharged in 1967 after having been wounded in battle. He was awarded two Purple Hearts, and was actively involved with Chapter 2211 of the Military Order of the Purple Heart. Prior assignments included four years as an Asst. Professor of Military Science at The University of Alabama.

Gene was an avid sports fan, and supported all Crimson Tide sports for many years, including being an officer in the Alabama Quarterback Club. Gene has been involved in many aspects of the Tuscaloosa community. He coached many women's softball teams, delivered Meals on Wheels for Covenant Presbyterian Church, worked out at the Y.M.C.A, and was always quick to help anyone if there was a need.

At 77 years old, Gene still enjoyed working at Hawkeye Oil and Gas every day. He considered every one he worked with as a family member. He owned and operated a sharpening business and was known as Captain Sharp and he is remembered for his motto "dull is bad, sharp is good".

Gene was an adoring husband, father and grandfather. He enjoyed getting together for any occasion. He never met a stranger, always had a story and considered everyone to be his friend. Roll Tide, Gene. . . Happy Trails.

Pallbearers will be the American Legion Honor Guard.

Honorary pallbearers are highly decorated members of Chapter 2211 of the Military Order of the Purple Heart, members of the University of Alabama Quarterback Club, Harry Lee, Dayton Hale, Sr., Dayton Hale, Jr. and employees of Hawkeye Oil and Gas.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be sent to Bob Gray, the Military Order of the Purple Heart, 3010 Freemont Dr., Tuscaloosa, AL 35404..
Published in Tuscaloosa News on April 25, 2008

Much appreciated corrections from Contributor #46880788 Allen Monasmith who also adds "He was an Officer and a Gentleman, and was loved and respected by his classmates"

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