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Eldon C. (Radar) Currey, Jr., 64
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Eldon C. (Radar) Currey, Jr., 64, of McMinnville passed from this life unexpectedly on Wednesday, June 1 in Atlanta Ga., on his job.
He was born in Burns, Ore., on March 4, 1947, the son of the late Eldon C. and Lillian B. (Bateman) Currey. He is the husband of Barbara F. (Bonner) Currey of McMinnville.
He attended New Hope Baptist Church and was a truck driver for C&W Trucking Company in Altamont. He served in the U.S. Navy as a Airman 3rd Class in the Vietnam War Era.
He is survived by two daughters, Tina R. and husband Javar Serna of McMinnville, Regina O. and husband Albert Johnson of McMinnville; two sons Eldon C. and wife Heather Currey III of McMinnville, Rodney A. and wife Jessica Currey of McMinnville; three sisters, Alice and husband Roger Goethisies of Portland, Ore., Jacqueline and husband Marvin Webb of Emmett, Idaho, Eleanore and husband Richard Duke of Burns, Ore.; a brother, John G. Currey of Spokane, Wash.; 12 grandchildren, Alia, Eliana Currey, Trent, Summer, Bryan Currey, Damon, Deven, Alysia, Luis Serna, Harley, Zac Johnson. One great-grandson, Joshua Grove.
He was preceded in death by parents, Eldon C. & Lillian B. (Bateman) Currey, one son, Carl Gene Currey.
Funeral service for Mr. Currey will be held at Gardens of Memory Funeral Home at 2 p.m. on Monday with Danny Barnes officiating. Interment will follow at Cantrell Cemetery in Smithville with military graveside rites administered by VFW Post 5064 and American Legion Post 173. Family will receive friends today from 5 to 9 p.m. also Monday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Gardens of Memory Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the family to offset the funeral expenses. To sign the on-line guest book and leave a message to the family, please visit
Gardens of Memory Funeral Home is in charge of all the arrangements.
Southern Standard
(McMinnville, Tenn.) June 5, 2011