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Richard David “Dave” Currin, Jr.

Posted By Hall-Wynne On May 23, 2019 @ 2:26 pm In Obituaries,Oxford | 79 Comments

On September 24, 1960, a baby boy was born to Richard David Currin, Sr. and Anne Bryce Currin at Granville Medical Center and was given the name of Richard David “Dave” Currin, Jr.  Dave always excelled in all that he did from a young age. He graduated valedictorian from J.F. Webb High School in 1978, he attended and graduated from NC State University with a BS degree and later joined the startup company, Hydro, Inc. in RTP where he became the CEO in 2002.   Dave brought the company to the forefront of industry with the advent of commercially purified water systems which have been sold and installed in some of the largest industries on the eastern US coast.

Dave always held securely to his faith and trust in his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. He became a member of Hester Baptist Church at a young age and he has supported the church’s progress and growth and held multiple offices; such as Church Clerk, Sunday School teacher, Trustee, Deacon, Pianist and participation in the children’s’ activities as he entertained them with his horses and buggy or wagon on many occasions. Dave assisted in organizing the Granville Ramblers, which was a horseback riding group of more then a hundred people.

Dave has been elected County Commissioner in every election cycle since 1996 and has served as Chairman for multiple years. During his chair, the county has seen a period of significant growth in industry and much improvement of the infrastructure. He served for a number of years of the SGWASA, which resulted in tremendous improvement to the Creedmoor area water supply.  Dave also served on the Board of Trustees for Granville Medical Center and has been a cornerstone of many of the innovative transitions that have been accomplished. Dave always knew when an emergency, an accident or other need arose and assisted all of the citizens of Granville County. He was always the first to arrive to lend a helping hand or to comfort those in distress.

Maintaining friendships that he continually developed since childhood was an important aspect of Dave’s life. The love and devotion of his family, friends and constituents have proved to the genuineness of his personality.  His personality shown as he has laughed, joked, and prayed with those in stressful situations; told stories of laughable happenings and pulled pranks on some of his closest acquaintances.

Dave’s true occupational love was farming, and he did an admirable job of providing for the menagerie of farm animals; which included his horses, cattle, chickens, pony, cats, dogs and any other stray animal that had the good luck of being dropped off at his home. Dave spent untold hours at his Company making sure that the production there was performed correctly and timely.

Dave enjoyed his brother, John and many cousins, most of whom are in his age range. They would rush to catch a fish once the hay was cut, baled and in the barn, all this before organizing a horseback ride to the far reaches of North Carolina.

As a gentleman recently overheard Dave’s conversation with his aunt, Manie Currin, the acquaintance became curious and asked Dave, … “whom he had just been talking with”, to which Dave answered that is was his “aunt”. Delving deeper into the “who is it?” question, Dave was asked, “Well, how is she your aunt?”  Dave answered, “Aunt Manie is my aunt through love.” Dave was the personification of real and abiding love.

When the physical and emotional pain became so severe that he could not climb his way out, of the deep valley of illness; which worsen daily, he went home to heaven to rest with God the Father; Dave’s Savior, Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirt on Wednesday, May 22, 2019.

Dave leaves his devoted soulmate and wife, Kay Coltrain Currin; a daughter, Alexandria Currin Yancey (Leland); two beautiful new grandchildren, twins, Leland Bryce Yancey and Adley Grace Yancey; his brother, John Beverly Currin (Karen Adcock); an uncle, Blanard Currin and an aunt, Manie Parham Currin, several cousins and many numerous loving family and friends.  Dave was predeceased by his parents, Richard and Anne B. Currin.

A memorial service honoring a life lived to the fullest will be held on Saturday, June 1, 2019 at 11:00 am located at his church, Hester Baptist Church, 6581 NC Hwy 96 North, Oxford, NC. The family will receive guests in the church fellowship hall immediately following. A private cremation ceremony was previously held.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in his honor to Hester Baptist Church, P.O. Box 964, Oxford, NC, 27565.

The Currin family is proudly being served by Gentry-Newell & Vaughan Funeral Home, 503 College Street, Oxford, NC 27565.  Online memorials at www.HallWynne.com.

Condolences for the family of “Richard David “Dave” Currin, Jr.”

Condolence from Kathy Morris on May 23rd, 2019 4:17 pm

Kay my heart breaks for you and your family. Know that you are all in our thoughts and prayers.

Condolence from Bettie Lou Boyd on May 23rd, 2019 4:35 pm

Kay, Alex, and Bev,
My heart is heavy for all of you. Dave was a good man who did so much for his family, church and community. He will be missed greatly by many. There are no words to express how sorry I am for your loss. Prayers that God provides you strength during the coming hours, days, weeks and months.

Bettie Lou

Condolence from barbara durant on May 23rd, 2019 5:12 pm

Dave was one of a kind. Remember being naughty right beside him at age 13, and always admiring his beautiful eyes. I have fussed with him as a commissioner and hung up the phone laughing because he was always someone you could agree/disagree with and have it not affect the friendship. I am deeply mourning his loss.

Bobbie DuRant

Condolence from Sheila Yearby, Owner Westaff Staffing on May 23rd, 2019 5:31 pm

So sorry to hear of Dave’s passing. He was a wonderful customer, gentleman and friend. Dave was a customer of Westaff Staff for so many years. His friendship will certainly be missed. I hope the wonderful memories his family has of him will help them through their grief.

Condolence from Sheila Yearby, Owner on May 23rd, 2019 5:33 pm

So sorry to hear of Dave’s passing. He was a wonderful customer, gentleman and friend. I hope the wonderful memories his family has of him will help them through their grief.

Condolence from Darlene Campbell on May 23rd, 2019 6:37 pm

You are in my thoughts a d prayers

Condolence from Suzanne Marshall King & Nancy Marshall Jones on May 23rd, 2019 8:04 pm

Our sincerest condolences to the immediate and extended Currin family. Dave has left important marks in so many lives, personally and professionally. He will be sorely missed. You all are in our thoughts and prayers.

Condolence from Martha Barbour on May 23rd, 2019 8:30 pm

He will be missed by many people. He was a great husband, father, and brother and friend.
I keep all of you in my heart and prayers.

Condolence from Chuck Riley on May 23rd, 2019 9:39 pm

Dear Kay,
We are praying for you and Alex. So sorry to hear such tragic news. May you feel the arms of our Heavenly Father around you.
Chuck & Pam Riley

Condolence from Thomas Combs on May 23rd, 2019 10:36 pm

Kay and Alex

May God be with you during this time of pain and sorrow. Dave loved you both so much and remember all the beautiful times you had with him. My prayers are with you.

Thomas Combs

Condolence from Vickie and Danny Boyd on May 23rd, 2019 10:42 pm

Praying for you all. Dave was a great person who was well respected in this county. He will surely be missed by so many.

Condolence from Ann Williams on May 23rd, 2019 11:40 pm

Extending condolences to Currin Family so sorry for your loss . In the time of sorrow God is ur strength and Comforter God will carry u throughhe will never leave nor forsake u. Prayers sent

Condolence from debbie gilbert stitt on May 24th, 2019 12:44 am

Hello Kay and Alex,
I am proud to say that this man became my friend over 30 years ago and I have never known anyone any finer than Dave. He was loved by so many and gave of himself so freely. I know that God will be there to help you through this difficult journey and know that there are many friends who are willing to help you too. Prayers will be lifted for all of you.

Debbie Gilbert Stitt

Condolence from Pamela Price on May 24th, 2019 6:14 am

I had the very fortunate opportunity to serve Dave in a business capacity, but he was always so generous to give of his time to ask about my family and to share beautiful stories of his beloved Kay and Alex. Dave was a man of integrity and compassion and provided leadership with a sincere and caring heart. My most heartfelt condolences to Kay, Alex, and Dave’s entire extended family at Hydro. May our Lord bless and lift you up during this time of loss and remembrance.

Condolence from Marion Pawelczyk on May 24th, 2019 6:48 am

Kay and Alex very sorry to hear about Dave he is with God now my condolences to you and your family

Condolence from Patsy Hammond on May 24th, 2019 7:52 am

Dear Kay, Alex, Leland and the adorable twins, It is with heavy heart that we acknowledge of the loss of a good man. May God give you strength through these difficult times, and remind you all that you have many friends who love your family and will continue to support you in the days ahead.

Condolence from ernest averett on May 24th, 2019 8:11 am

So sorry for your loss , and the loss for all of us who knew this great man.

Condolence from Jackie Tanthorey on May 24th, 2019 9:56 am

Kay, Alex,
My thoughts are with you both during this very difficult time. Dave was loved by many, and will be greatly missed.

Condolence from Cathi Turner-AFLAC on May 24th, 2019 10:20 am

Kay there are no words to describe the loss we all feel. Dave impacted many lives , businesses and his community. Dave personally helped and encouraged me when I found myself in a deep depression several years ago. He had a great compassion for helping others. Today, Dave is with his Savior, the one who he spoke of and placed his faith and trust in. We can rest knowing there are no more battles for him, he is at complete rest. I trust that God will give you the peace that surpasses all understanding and that you will rest in his love. Please know that we are standing in the gap for you and Alex, lifting you up to Him everyday.

Condolence from Mike Turner on May 24th, 2019 11:56 am

Words alone can not express the pain and sympathy i feel for you and Alex. Dave was a wonderful family man and public servant to his community, his church and all that knew him. Please know that you and Alex are both in my thoughts and prayers in the days and weeks ahead. May GOD be with you and the Currin Family.

Condolence from Mike Turner on May 24th, 2019 12:00 pm

Words alone can not describe the pain and sympathy I feel for you and Alex. Dave was a wonderful family and public servant to his community, church and to all that knew him. Please know that you and Alex will be in my thoughts and prayers in the days and weeks ahead. May GOD bless you and the Currin Family.

Condolence from Charles Lane on May 24th, 2019 12:09 pm

Kay and Alex,

I’m deeply saddened by the news of Dave’s passing. Dave was a very special man and I’m glad that I was able to call him my friend. I pray that God will comfort you both during this tribulation.

Condolence from Dan and Stacey Buffinga on May 24th, 2019 12:57 pm

Dan and Stacey Buffinga

Our sincerest condolences to the immediate and extended Currin family. Dave will be sorely missed. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

Condolence from Lisa Mitchell on May 24th, 2019 1:43 pm

Dear Currin family and Hydro family –
We have had the privilege of working with Dave and the folks at Hydro for many years. We are so grateful for this wonderful, long-standing partnership. Our hearts are deeply saddened and we will continue to keep you all in our thoughts and prayers.

Mark Michal, Lisa Mitchell, and the staff of Progressive Computer Systems, Inc.

Condolence from Brenda Jones Gupton on May 24th, 2019 2:21 pm

Hello to Dave’s family,
I graduated high school with Dave and spent many a good time with him. We did a float for the Homecoming parade one year for the National Honor Society. We put it together the day of the parade. Dave brought a tractor and a tobacco tyer (looper). We dressed up like football players and one tiger and the “We Tied up the Tigers”. And we won first prize for club float! A surprise to all of us. This is one of my fondest memories and high school years and Dave. Prayers for all of you as you journey this road of grief. May God wrap you in His All Powerful Arms.

Condolence from Susan Wicker on May 24th, 2019 3:22 pm

I met Dave through his lengthy service on the Board of Trustees at Granville Health System. As a Trustee, he served on several key committees. He served on the Medical Staff Development (Physician Recruitment) Committee with me. There never was a time he came to a meeting unprepared to discuss the business at hand. He was always on top of his game and passionately advocated for the betterment of our community hospital and the general accessibility to quality healthcare in Granville County. It would be impossible to specify his many contributions because he touched nearly every aspect of growth and enhancement of Granville Health System during his tenure. He was a true leader by every definition of the word. I am deeply saddened by his passing and the void it leaves for the people he loved- his wife, his family, his church, Granville Health System, and Granville County as a whole. My heartfelt condolences to Kay, Alex and the rest of his family.

Condolence from Richard D Currin on May 24th, 2019 3:53 pm

Your family is in my prayers. I lived across the street from Dave until both families moved to the country. Then it was less than a mile between out houses. Since we were both Richard D. Currin Jr’s there were phone calls and mail received occasionally meant for the other. We kidded one another about that, usually at Baby Cash’s store. My memories of Dave will always be that he was a super nice guy with a great sense of humor and a smile.

Condolence from Dudley Watts on May 24th, 2019 4:55 pm

I was so lucky to serve as the county manager when Dave was Chairman. He was my boss, my mentor and my friend. He cared so deeply for the people and places of Granville County and I knew he hurt when its people hurt. He wanted so much to make everything right and better, and he has many successes that will serve as a wonderful legacy.

My deepest condolences to the family. He loved you all so much.

Condolence from Linda R Jordon on May 24th, 2019 5:46 pm

My thoughts and prayers for the family. I served with Dave on the SGWASA board for years. Dave was a joy to work with and I always gained great advice and knowledge from him.

Sincere condolences,
Linda R Jordon
Butner NC

Condolence from Ed & Del Mims on May 24th, 2019 6:10 pm

Dave was a friend and confidant with perspectives that made us better for having known him. He was an intelligent man of deep faith who was highly principled with strong beliefs and well defined core values. A man of integrity, Dave was a true mensch. He will be deeply missed as we embrace Kay, Alex and his entire family with our prayers during this difficult time.

Condolence from Ann See on May 24th, 2019 6:36 pm

So sorry to hear of your loss. Let friends and family help you get through this. It’s going to take awhile,but you will find your way. God bless .

Condolence from Juan Johnson on May 24th, 2019 9:12 pm

I have known MR.CURRIN for 8 months while working at Hydro I was a man with a bad past and he believed in me and gave me a chance that nobody else would he will really be missed and my prayers go out to you and your family

Condolence from Ruth A Brandon on May 24th, 2019 11:04 pm

Kay, We the Allen family send our deepest sympathy. Dave did so much for our brother Jack and we will be forever grateful. There are no words to say how sorry we are. May God bless you and your daughter in the days to come.

Condolence from Henry Nalls on May 25th, 2019 11:37 am

Kay you and your family have my deepest condolences. I loved. With all my heart. He’s gone but not forgotten. My heart and prayers goes out to you and the whole family stay strong. I love all you guy’.

Condolence from Mary Ellen Johnson Kinney on May 25th, 2019 11:50 am

Dave was a man who gave his all for his county,his family and friends “ he will be missed. God bless his family during this time of sorrow!

Condolence from Jean Burwell on May 25th, 2019 11:57 am

May God wrap his arms around you & your family. Please know that we have you in our prayers.

Condolence from Nettie Allen on May 25th, 2019 12:43 pm

Dear Kaye and Alex ,

You have my heart felt condolences for the loss of Dave. He was a very caring and compassionate man. I could not have ask for a better employer. May God bless you and keep you. You will continually be in my prayers.

Condolence from Nell Yancey Keith on May 25th, 2019 1:45 pm

I’m so heartbroken by the news of his passing. Dave was a classmate ,friend, and a neighborhood visitor of Baby Cash’s store when we growing up. Always had a beautiful smile and a hug to greet me Everytime I saw him. My prayers are with family at this time as well as his church family, Dave had such a huge impact on so many people and he will be missed. May God bless you and wrap his loving arms around each of you at this time.

Condolence from Carolyn Baird and the Baird Family on May 25th, 2019 3:26 pm

No words can be said, just love for you and the family

Condolence from Randy, Debby Cash, & Homestead Friends on May 25th, 2019 3:56 pm

We’re so sorry to hear of Dave’s passing he was a great friend and supporter of The Homestead. He will be greatly missed.

Condolence from Dot Godsey on May 25th, 2019 6:00 pm

I am so sorry to hear of the loss of Mr Currin. He was a very giving and thoughtful person. He did so much for our family. Pat Fox is my twin sister and I am so glad that I got the chance to know Mr. Currin. Prayers for you and your family

Condolence from Tim Lolley on May 25th, 2019 9:41 pm

So very very sorry to Dave’s family and friends. Great memories of my sister, Beth and I growing up with Dave and Bev at Hester Baptist and spending time with the Logan’s and Currin’s. May God carry you through this hard valley and remind you of His presence. Again, so very sorry.

Condolence from Gayle Winston Glass on May 25th, 2019 11:26 pm

Dave was one of the good ones. Prayers for the family.

Condolence from Kenny and Tempie Forbes on May 26th, 2019 12:47 am

To the entire family:

Words cannot express how deeply sorry we are about Dave. Please know that all of you are in our thoughts and prayers. May GOD give you the strength and courage you need. In Christian love,
Kenny and Tempie Forbes

Condolence from Billie Jean Hobgood on May 26th, 2019 3:01 am

Kay and Alex,
I have fond memories from High School with Dave. Returning from college and years later, it’s been a pleasure to see him about in our community.
I am so sorry for your loss and sadness, and grateful for memories you must have, filled with much Joy.
I pray those memories and God’s Love will bring you Peace and strength for a lifetime …
Much love to you both, Leland, the twins, and all family …
Billie Jean

Condolence from Danny Guin on May 26th, 2019 7:26 am

Best wishes

Condolence from Bobby & Jill Talley on May 26th, 2019 12:51 pm

Out sincerest condolences to your family. May God provide strength and courage during this time and always.

Condolence from Sharon Yancey on May 26th, 2019 3:14 pm

My thoughts and prayers are wirh your family.

Condolence from Brenda K Daniel on May 26th, 2019 4:13 pm

Kay and Alex, My heart breaks for you and your family. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.

Condolence from Nelson and Deborah Currin on May 26th, 2019 5:13 pm

So very sorry to learn if Dave’s passing. Keeping the fami li y in our thoughts and prayers.

Condolence from Terry and Lisa Burton on May 26th, 2019 5:46 pm

Kay and Alex
So sorry for your loss. May god be with you during this difficult time.

Terry and Lisa Burton

Condolence from Mike and Kathy Arrington on May 26th, 2019 10:44 pm

We are deeply saddened by your loss, and we pray for comfort and peace for the entire family. May God be with you all.

Condolence from Loretta Claiborne on May 27th, 2019 10:06 am

So sorry about Dave. I met him when I started going to Hester when I was about 7. We grew up together in church. He has always been a leader and a mentor. Years past and we all grew up and went our separate ways I always considered him a good friend. He loved his family his church and his community. One could only hope to leave half the legacy he has. I know what it’s like to loose your Daddy, wishing yall peace understanding and love to get through the coming days.

Condolence from Marsha & Bob Nelson on May 27th, 2019 10:28 am

Kay—So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Condolence from Adrian Davis on May 27th, 2019 10:30 am

Our hearts are so heavy! We have lost a great person and friend! Ms. Kay Currin and family, we offer our deepest condolences! Adrian Davis and VGCC Class of 2008 Ambassadors!!

Condolence from Walter (Martin) Moore on May 27th, 2019 10:38 am

Keeping Dave and Family in my thoughts and prayers. Praying for comfort of all! Hay he rest in peace!

Condolence from Judy Willifoed on May 28th, 2019 12:14 am

There are no words to say how sad I am to know Dave is gone. I have heard so many times how much respect and love people of this county feel for him and his absence cannot be filled. Personally, I will pray for peace and healing during the days to come you , Alex and all of his family.

Condolence from Valinda Dickerson on May 28th, 2019 8:24 am

Kay and Alex, I am so very sorry for your loss. Dave was always a joy to be around. He always had a kind word for everyone. May God wrap you in his arms and give you strength and peace to get through this difficult time.

Condolence from Girija Bethi on May 28th, 2019 8:47 am

Our deepest condolences to you upon the passing of Dave Currin. Very sorry to hear. Please accept our heartfelt sympathies on the loss of your loved one.Words can’t express how saddened we are to hear of your loss.Hydro Family misses Dave!

Condolence from Betty Friday on May 28th, 2019 8:53 am

Thinking of all of you with love and remembering this gentleman who gave so much to our community.

Condolence from Howard Tyler II on May 28th, 2019 10:50 am

Sat on the Granville Co. Planning Board with Dave and had utmost respect for him then and now a privilege to have know him.

Condolence from Dorothy K. Currin on May 28th, 2019 8:11 pm

Kay, Alex and John
Sorry for your loss. So many were touched by this man who was generous, wise and caring. He comforted many in their times of need and always took time out if his busy schedule to listen with concern in only a way he could. His compassion brought peace and comfort to many. Prayers for his family and all those who were blessed enough to have known him, for he will be missed tremendously by many.

Condolence from Gail Daniel Porter on May 29th, 2019 1:21 pm

Kay, Alex and family, we are thinking and praying for all of you during this sad time. We loved Dave and will always remember so many great times your family was a part of, at grandma and granddaddy Currin’s and mom dad’s. We will miss his infectious smile. God bless and comfort you constantly.
The Daniel family
Gail, Michele and Mary

Condolence from Sandra Cook Willis on May 29th, 2019 4:12 pm

My dear friend,
I will always remember you warmly.

Condolence from Linda Rothwell on May 29th, 2019 4:33 pm

Dear Kay, Alex and family,
It was an honor and privilege to work for Dave for my years at Hydro. I had the greatest respect for his leadership and hard work, but more importantly for his kindness and caring for his fellow human beings. I know he is at rest with our lord now and I pray God wraps his arms around you all and provides you his love and strength during the days ahead.

Condolence from Judy on May 29th, 2019 10:36 pm

Kay ,Alex and family my prayers go out to you I pray God will give you faith strength to face what you have to endure in the coming days.Dave was a kind man who never met a stranger.prayers Lifted up for your family.God Bless !

Condolence from Tracy Lumpkins on May 30th, 2019 7:19 am

Prayers for your family in finding peace and comfort . Dave was such a kind man. I was with him as he greeted the students at CG Credle as Santa not long ago. Such a kind gentle soul. He will surely be missed in this community. Find strength through God’s love and guidance.

Tracy and Tim Lumpkins

Condolence from Joe Haskins on May 30th, 2019 11:44 am

Kay, Alex and Bev, May god Bless you during this time and just know that our thoughty and prayers will be with you all.

Condolence from Jeannette Whitaker Gurkin on May 30th, 2019 6:31 pm

My deepest sympathy for the family of Dave Currin, Jr. in their great loss. May God be close to all the family.
Jeannette Whitaker Gurkin
Williamston, N.C.

Condolence from Dale Place on May 31st, 2019 10:26 am

So sorry Kay. Prayers for you and the rest of the family.

Condolence from Tina Yancey-Ragland on May 31st, 2019 11:05 am

I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Tina Y. Ragland

Condolence from Sandra Butle Tubbs on May 31st, 2019 10:33 pm

Kay, my sympathies to you and your family …

Condolence from Sandra Butler Tubbs on May 31st, 2019 10:37 pm

Kay, my sympathies to you and your family … I’m praying for God to surround you all with His love and peace …

Condolence from Dr. Cheryl Benson on May 31st, 2019 11:26 pm

So sorry to hear of Dave’s death. My prayers are with your family now and in the days ahead. I so appreciate all the support and encouragement that Dave gave to me during my years as Prinvipal at C.G.Credle. I will never forget his kindness. May God keep you in his loving embrace and give you his care and peace.

Condolence from Beth Currin McGarity on June 1st, 2019 1:36 am

Love, condolences, and many prayers from the Harnett County Currins (Clement and Janie Hart Currin families)

Condolence from Steven, Jennifer, Braddock Foster on June 1st, 2019 7:56 am

Currin Family,

Our prayers and love are with you during this time of remembrance and loss. We did not know Dave closely but we didn’t have to in order to see a genuine, caring soul. We were so very saddened to hear of this great loss. God bless you all and may God be your light, your hope, your truth, your constant – as you sort through the emotions, memories, and next chapter of life. We love you all and pray that only light and love be shown upon you.

Condolence from Sandra Carden on June 1st, 2019 10:01 am

I just wanted you to know how sorry I am in the loss of your husband. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. May God bless you and keep you in His care in the days ahead.
Hugs with love and friendship.
Sandra Hicks Carden

Condolence from Tempie Forbes on June 3rd, 2019 11:50 pm

To the entire Currin Family:

All of us at Morton and Sherman are deeply saddened by Dave’s passing. He was a good customer but a great friend. He loved and cared about all of us. He will truly be missed! You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Condolence from FAYNELLE SPEARS (CURRIN) on June 8th, 2019 5:18 am


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