Death of John William “Bill” Curry

John William “Bill” Currey, 85 of Shinnston passed away on Sunday March 31,2013 at his residence following a brief illness. He was born on March 13,1928 at Morgantown, a son of the late William John Currey and Cocoa Mae Vannoy Currey . He was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy Lee Zirkle Currey , who passed away on April 30, 2011. Bill is survived by his children, Marcia Jones and her husband Wayne of Shinnston; Linda Osbourn and her husband Rodney of Shinnston; John Currey II and his wife Cindy of Shinnston; and Melissa Rice of Bridgeport. Also surviving are his Grandchildren Steven Jones and his wife Kristi; Christopher Jones and his fiance Chrissy Zeltner; Lisa Rawlings and her husband Michael; Wesley Osbourn and his fiancé Kaitlin Nuzum; Casey Currey; Nicholas Currey; Alex Rice; Paige Rice; and Two Great grandchildren Brianna Rawlings; and Kyle Jones. In addition to his parents, and his wife Bill was preceded in death by his sisters Mary Rita Vincent; Alice Ruth Sweet; Martha Robustelli, and by his two brothers George and Robert L. Currey. Bill was a graduate of the Mannington High School class of 1946. He formerly worked for Buffalo Tank, in New Jersey and a coal mine at Haywood. He started selling insurance with Farm Bureau and later Nationwide Insurance, retiring on February 28, 1994 with 45 years service to the community. He was a member of First Baptist Church, Shinnston and the Mannington Lodge No. 31, A.F. & A.M. He formerly served in Shinnston City Council and enjoyed golf, Hunting and fishing, and camping with his wife and family. Friends will be received at the Harmer Funeral Home, Shinnston, on Wednesday from 2-8 PM. A funeral service will be held at the funeral home on Thursday, April 4, at 11:00 AM with Pastor Jeff Osbourn and Rev. Aulbert Roberts officiating. Interment will follow at the Shinnston Masonic Cemetery. In Lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to the Peoples Hospice 327 Medical Park Drive, Bridgeport, WV 26330.