CURRIER, Jr., Lewis William
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Lt. Colonel Lewis William Currier, Jr., age 90, passed away December 26, 2013 in West Palm Beach, FL. Although born August 8, 1923 in Chattanooga, TN, he was a lifelong resident of Delray Beach, FL. Lt. Col. Currier was a three-war veteran of World War II, and the Korean and Vietnam wars. Serving his country for more than 27 years, he enjoyed a long and exciting career in the US Air Force beginning as a Bombardier/Navigator in the US Army/Air Corps (which later became the US Air Force). During the early '60s and through the Cuban Missile he was stationed with the Air Force Technical Applications Center in Washington, DC (AFTAC), and had numerous assignments out of the country in Operations and Nuclear Detection, finally retiring from Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma City, OK. During his retirement he returned to Delray Beach and among other efforts, established the Currier Palm Tree Nursery, populating South Florida with disease resistant palms from seed he imported from Australia. He was a lifetime member of Rotary International. He received his BA from the University of Maryland, while stationed in Washington, DC. Lt. Col. Currier is survived by his children: Lewis William Currier, III (Arlene) of Sheridan, WY, Linda Banks Meunier (Kenneth) of Venice, FL, Mary Currier LaCorte (Robert) of Davidson, NC, Joyce Currier Price (Warren) of Cary, NC, and Jonathan Edward Currier (Brooke) of Palm Beach Gardens, and one sister, Charlotte Ann(e) Currier Schneiter of Jupiter, FL, 12 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by parents, Lewis W. Currier and Stella Currier Abrams of Delray Beach, FL, and sister, Maxine Currier Rice of Brewster, MA. Visitation will be held Monday, December 30, 2013 at Lorne & Sons in Delray Beach from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM. Funeral will on Tuesday at 11:30 AM at the First Baptist Church, Delray Beach. Burial, with full military honors, will be held immediately following the service at the South Florida National Cemetery in Lake Worth. For more information and to leave condolences for the family, visit LorneandSons.com.
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Published in The Palm Beach Post from Dec. 29, 2013 to Jan. 1, 2014