Coach David M. Currier, 65, of Harriman, went home to be with his Lord on Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012, in Park West Medical Center in Knoxville.
He was born May 18, 1947, in Harriman. He was a lifelong resident of this area.
He was a devout Christian and a faithful member of Childs Memorial Baptist Church in Harriman. He taught the young adult Sunday school class.
He was preceded in death by a stepson, Garey Edward Lowe.
He began his career as a teacher at the Prevocational School in Harriman before joining the staff at Oliver Springs High School in 1980. He loved children, and he was employed at Oliver Springs High as a teacher, football, baseball and basketball coach, and he drove a school bus. He was inducted into the Oliver Springs High School Athletic Hall of Fame.
He is survived by his wife, Rhonda Currier, Harriman, his parents, Fate Junior and Louise Currier, Harriman; a son, David Michael Currier, Oliver Springs; a daughter, Michelle Teague, Harriman; a stepdaughter, Jennifer Best and husband Shane, Harriman; grandchildren, Maddisen Currier, David Michael Currier Jr., Benjamin Currier and Hunter Teague, Garrett Andrews, Elliott Best, Isaac Best, Hanna, Gabriel, Israel and Seth Lowe; and his mother-in-law, Reva Johnson.
He is also survived by three brothers, Teddy Currier and wife Janice, Harriman, Vernon Currier and wife Gina, Rockwood, and Mark Currier and wife Kim, Harriman; several nieces, nephews, extended family members and a host of special friends.
The family received friends from 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17, in Oliver Springs High School gymnasium. The funeral will follow at 8 p.m. in the gymnasium, with Pastors Tommy Hensley and Wesley Duncan officiating. Burial and graveside services were at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 18, at Petros Cemetery in Petros. Sharp Funeral Home, Oliver Springs, is in charge of arrangements. An online guest book is available at www.sharpfh.com