William Lionel Currey Jr. of Charleston, W.Va. born Feb. 14, 1919, to William Lionel Currey Sr. and Doris Beulah (Kalt) Currey, Jackson County, W.Va., went home to Jesus, Oct. 27, 2013.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Wynona "Nonie" Regina (Powell) Currey of 49 years; a brother, Rex Currey; and two sisters, Ina Rose (Currey) Skidmore and Lois (Currey) McKinney. He is survived by his son, William Lionel Currey III; two granddaughters, Sarah Elizabeth Currey and Hannah Rose Currey; and a great-grandson, Colton Tyler Craig, born Sept. 11, 2013.
He served as an Army Sgt. during WWII under various campaigns from northern Africa to Germany receiving the following medals: Good Conduct Medal, American Defense Service Medal, American Campaign Medal, European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal with one bronze service star and one silver service star, WWII Victory Medal, Honorable Service lapel button WWII, and a certificate for serving during the Cold War.
After the war, he worked at FMC, South Charleston, W.Va. for 34 years. He was a founding member of Aldersgate United Methodist Church, Sissonville, W.Va., serving as Treasurer for over 20 years. He was an active member of the Lions Club. He received a 25 year membership pin in the Studebaker Club. Mr. Currey was a self-taught musician enjoying country music. He had great artistic ability which he used in various civic duties throughout the years, and even created a cartoon series for a local paper for a period of time.
He will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him.
Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2, at the Waybright Funeral Home, Ripley, with Rev. James Kittle and Rev. Lawrence Conger Jr. officiating. Burial will follow at the Independence Cemetery, Sandyville. Friends may call two hours prior to the service at 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.
Memorial donations may be made to the Aldersgate United Methodist Church, 6823 Sissonville Dr., Charleston, WV 25320.
Memories and condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.waybrightfuneralhome.com