Lacy French Currie was born June 23, 1939, in Robeson County to the late French and Eva Currie. He was called from Labor to Reward on March 14, 2023. He joined Pleasant View Baptist Church at an early age, where he served diligently for many years. Lacy served as Sunday School Superintendent and on the Trustee Board for several years. He was a member of Spring Branch Masonic Lodge 41.
Lacy was educated in the Robeson County School System. Lacy followed his father around, learned farming skills at an early age, and became an avid farmer for over 20, growing tobacco, cucumbers, wheat, corn, and beans. Lacy also raised hogs and planted a garden to help support his family and the community. Lacy worked for Broadwell Construction for several years before gaining employment with Burlington Industries/Carolina Mills for 36 years, where he was a fixer until his retirement (the plant closed).
Lacy loved motorcycles and cars and would often race his 57 Chevy in races at Rockingham and Fayetteville drag strips, where he won several first place trophies. Lacy had a passion for tinkering with things and repaired and worked on almost all of his farm equipment, vehicles, and community vehicles as a hobby. He was quite a humble man that was full of
knowledge and wisdom. Lacy was co-owner of Currie Drag-strip with his nephews.
Lacy was preceded in death by his wife, Helen Christine Sinclair Currie, his daughter Karen A. Bullard, sister Rosetta Atkinson and two brothers, Willie Lee Currie and James Adam Currie: one grandson, one granddaughter, and one great-great-grandson.
Lacy leaves to cherish his loving memories: his daughters, Francine J. Currie of Elizabethtown, North Carolina, Shelba Rush (Thomas) of St. Pauls, North Carolina and Angelar (Cedric) Thompson of St. Pauls, North Carolina; son-in-law, John Charles Bullard; three granddaughters, Lakisha, Chiquita (Mike), and Octavia; four great-grandchildren, Trey’von, Titonia, Lanaria and Kyrie; one great-great-grandson, Amari; two sisters, Elouise McAllister of Springfield, Virginia and Grace Z. Currie of St. Pauls, North Carolina; Lacy also leaves a host of nieces and nephews that he loved dearly, cousins and friends.
Visitation service is 1:00-5:00pm Friday, March 17, 2023 at McKoy and Sons Mortuary Chapel
Funeral service is 1:00 pm Saturday, March 18, 2023 at Pleasant View Baptist Church.
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