George Wayne Anderson "Andy" Currence, 87, a resident of Mill Creek, passed from this life late Sunday evening, Feb. 19, 2012, in St. Joseph's Hospital at Buckhannon.
He was born Monday, Dec. 1, 1924 at Mill Creek, a son of the late Hileary Currence Sr. and Ethel Jordan Currence.
On July 3, 1952, at Oakland, Md., he was married to Wilda Fern Hornbeck, who preceded him in death on Jan. 29, 2011.
Surviving is one daughter, Teresa Dianne New and husband, Joseph, of Mill Creek; three grandchildren, Crystal Dawn Cutright and husband, Denny L. Cutright Jr., Jessica Dawn Taylor and fiance, David Armstrong, and Dustin Lee Taylor; four great-grandchildren, Lane Hunter Cutright, Halee Leann Cutright, Connor Blake Armstrong and Brayden Andrew Armstrong; two sisters, Nellie Shiflett and Beatrice Markley, both of Mill Creek; two brothers, William J. Currence of Mill Creek and Woodrow "Wilson" Currence of Elkins; a special daughter-in-law, Pamela Taylor, and many special nieces and nephews.
Preceding him in death were two sisters, Jean Corley and Virginia "Lucille" Hamrick; one brother, Hileary Currence Jr.; and a special foster son, Danny Lee Taylor.
A lifelong resident of Mill Creek, Andy attended Tygart Valley High School, however, during his senior year, he was drafted into the United States Army during World War II. In 2003, a graduation ceremony was hosted in which Andy received his high school diploma with his daughter and all of his grandchildren present. After being discharged from the Army, he worked as a carman for the Western Maryland Railroad, and he had also worked for the West Virginia Department of Corrections. Together with his wife, he also owned and operated Mill Creek's West Virginia ABC and General Store. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, yard work, gardening and bluegrass music.
Visitation will be at The Randolph Funeral Home and Cremation Services on Wednesday, Feb. 22, from 6 until 8 p.m. Funeral services will be conducted from the funeral home chapel on Thursday at 1 p.m. Pastor Bobbie Rogers will officiate and interment will follow in the Brick Church Cemetery at Huttonsville where members of the H.W. Daniels Post 29 American Legion, the Tygarts Valley Post 3647 Veterans of Foreign Wars, and the West Virginia Honor Guard will conduct full military honors.
The Randolph Funeral Home and Cremation Services has been entrusted with the arrangements for George Wayne Anderson "Andy" Currence. Send online condolences to the family at: www.therandolphfuneralhome.com.