Dexter Roosevelt Currie was born in Fairmont, North Carolina on September 18, 1965, the youngest of five of Rudolph and Earlene Currie’s children.
He graduated from Fairmont High School in 1983. Shortly after high school Dexter made his way to Oakland, California where he spent some time working as a security guard. He lived there for a few years before coming back to Fairmont. Upon his return he remained a no-nonsense brother to his siblings and fun loving uncle to his nieces and nephews.
Dexter was a community guy who will be missed and remembered by the community. He is predeceased by his father and mother Rudolph and Earlene Currie, his oldest brother Cornell Currie and sister Thyra Currie. He is survived by his brothers Rudolph Currie, Jr and Antonio Currie, his sister-in laws Barbara Currie and Chandra Currie, nieces and nephews Rani Gaddy, Tracey Gaddy, Alexis Pugh, Carol Currie, Camille Currie, Antonio Currie Jr, Creston Foster, Jarius Currie, Jariah Currie, Nicolas Currie, a great niece Karmen Currie and a host of great nephews.
“Listen to the kick drop in with the click
And with no rehearses I’m dropping funky verses
Stupid with the bit that you think you are relying on
You love it when it rattles is the fact that I’m buying on
Suckers never come close cause of knowing
There is no stopping the D.O.C. when I’m flowing
But in the event that someone will try and Juice this
Stop him in his tracks, show him that I am ruthless”
Verse from “It’s Funky Enough” by The D.O.C.