By The Mercury

Jim Lee Currie, 87, of Manhattan, died Sunday at Mercy Regional Health Center in Manhattan.

He was born March 27, 1926, in Manhattan. He was the son of Clyde W. and Francis M. (Wiek) Currie.

Jim attended Manhattan schools.

He was a farmer and rancher and owned and operated Currie and Son’s Trucking.

Jim was a member of the Ashland Community Church and Elks Lodge # 1185 of Manhattan.

He was a member of the regular morning and afternoon coffee groups at McDonald’s and enjoyed riding his ATV down to the river and all around the area.

On January 9, 1949, in Salina, he was married to Lois J. Thompson.  Mrs. Currie survives of the home. Additional survivors include their two children, Donna Weisbender and her husband Russ of Manhattan, and Jack Currie and his wife Reita of Hot Springs, Ark.; five grandchildren, Tyler Currie, Tucker Currie and his wife Kelsey, Dan Currie, Robin Sniffen and her husband Rick, and Jeff Currie; and one great-granddaughter, Violet Ashland Currie.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one son, Tim Currie; and two grandsons, Nick and Rich Conley.

Cremation is planned with memorial services to be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Paul Barkey officiating.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Ashland Community Church.  Contributions may be left in care of the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home, 1616 Poyntz Avenue, Manhattan, KS 66502.

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