Mac Greyson Currin, 94, of Adamstown, Maryland, passed peacefully from this life to his home in Heaven on April 13, 2023. He was surrounded by his family at his home on Yonder Farm. He was born on September 14, 1928 and was raised in Granville County, NC.
He was predeceased by his parents - Joseph T. Currin and Beatrice West Currin, sister Alma Currin Lewis, and brothers, Benjamin T. Currin, George A. Currin and Arthur Ray Currin.
He is survived by his wife, Roberta Brown Currin; Children: Beverly Currin Jordan (Jim) of Chattanooga TN; Steven Hood, Sr. of Sunshine, MD; Von Currin Talley (Dean) of Oxford, NC; Faith Currin Cregger (Lennie) of Oxford, NC; Robin H. Mihm (John) of Woodbine, MD; David M. Hood of Scottsville, KY; and Blair Currin McCoy of Victoria, VA. Grandchildren: Lana; Steven, Jr., Larry and Starr; Isaac, Jacob and Jenna; Brandon and Ashley; Mary and Laura; Mary and Annie. Great Grandchildren: Alathea and Liam; Mac; Ethan, Aleah and Savannah; Chloey, Sarah, Wyatt, Harper and Emma; Ezra; John and David; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Mac began working with the U. S. Coast and Geodetic Survey at the age of 19 as a land surveyor with the U.S. government which enabled him to travel all over the states and into South America. He then continued with a different government skill set by working in Gaithersburg, MD as an astronomer/observer at Gaithersburg Latitude Observatory. This observatory was a part of a project with NOAA (National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration) along with 5 other such observatories around the world which collected data to determine the distinct wobble of the Earth. This observatory was in use from 1899 until 2007. Mac retired when the observatory was closed. To this date the Gaithersburg Observatory is the only National Historic Landmark in the City of Gaithersburg.
After retirement Mac and Roberta moved to Adamstown, MD and started their farm with large gardens but it quickly grew into a haven for sheep, goats, donkeys, mini horses and exotic fowl, to only name a few. Mac built a large critter cage and aviary which helped to expand their animal collection. They hosted many preschool trips to the delight of young ones seeing some of these critters up close for the very first time.
In addition to farming, Mac was an entrepreneur. He, along with his brother Ben, created the “BeMc” Company and formula for a popular degreasing hand cleaner. Later Mac developed a locally sought after optical lens cleaner called Master Vision.
Early in life Mac began writing and recording songs and designed his own record label - Celestial Records. He loved gospel music and made many solo records, CDs and cassettes. His rich mellow voice seemed to soothe the soul and expressed his love for the Lord and Heaven. Later he also recorded music with the Light House Trio.
Mac was one of the founding members of Central Baptist Church of Gaithersburg MD, pastored by John Russell. The church is now located at 7271 Muncaster Mill Rd. in Derwood, MD. He directed the congregational music and served as Trustee there for over 60 years. He sang solos and was the lead singer for the Light House Trio, known throughout the surrounding counties. His gracious and loving demeanor, persevering work ethic, and unwavering faith in God and the Bible’s standards, have made him worthy for God’s welcome- “Well done thy good and faithful servant.” Matt. 25:21.
Mac Currin’s Celebration of Life service will be held on May 13th, 2023. Visitation will be at 1 pm with the service to follow at 2 pm. at Stauffer Funeral Home in Frederick, MD. The website is www.staufferfuneralhome.com for further details.
In lieu of flowers, family requests donations be made to one of these organizations: Frederick Health Hospice, 1 Frederick Health Way, Frederick, MD 21701; St. Jude, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or Samaritans Purse, P.O. Box 3000, Boone, NC 28607.