John Melvin Currie, 65, of Peachtree City


John Melvin Currie, 65, of Peachtree City passed away July 9, 2014.

Mr. Currie graduated from Murrah High School of Jackson, Miss. class of 1966; he then went on to graduate from the University of Mississippi class of 1971. He was retired from Medtronic, a medical device sales company, and also as a realtor with Metro Brokers in Peachtree City. Mr. Currie had also served as a scout master for troop 181, and he also enjoyed his time with friends at Mimi’s Restaurant. Mr. Currie was a member of Pleasant Valley Church in Thomaston, Ga. His most important role was as “poppy” to his 4 grandchildren.

Survivors include his wife Nancy Currie; son Bryan (Jennifer) Currie; daughter Julie (Sean) Blonk; grandchildren Alexander and Gavin Currie & Vivien and Asher Blonk; brother Jim (Janis) Currie; sister Marion (Gary) Silber; nephew Matt Currie; nieces Wyeth Silber, Deb Thomas and Susan Thomas.

Funeral services were held 2 p.m., Saturday, July 12, 2014 at Carl J. Mowell & Son Peachtree City Chapel with Pastor Scott Harper officiating. The interment was at Westminster Memorial Gardens in Peachtree City, Ga. The family received friends Saturday 12 to 2 p.m. at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Duke University, Dr. Scott Palmer Lung Research, care of Elizabeth Hopkins, Duke of Medicine Development, 710 West Main St. Suite 200, Durham, N.C. 27701. Those desiring may also use or 919-385-3156.

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