Alienum phaedrum torquatos nec eu, vis detraxit periculis ex, nihil expetendis in mei. Mei an pericula euripidis, hinc partem.
 

Lester Courtney

Lester Courtney, 92, of Canton, passed away at 11:40 PM on Thursday, November 28, 2019 at The Loft in Canton. He was born on December 17, 1926 in Canton to Lester T. and Edna (Fidler) Courtney. He married Alma L. Lingenfelter on December 13, 1947. She preceded him in death on July 20, 2014.

He was also preceded in death by his parents, two sons, Tommy Courtney and Leslie Paul Courtney; and three sisters, Shirley Atkins, Irene Davison, and Sheryl Hughes.

He is survived by five children, Robert (Carla) Courtney, David (Pam) Courtney, Susie (Larry) Vanmiddlesworth, Laura Clendenny, and Virgil Courtney all of Canton; seventeen grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren; one brother, Harold Courtney.

He worked for Caterpillar for 30 years. He liked hunting, fishing, going on gambling trips, and dancing. He was a man who showed love and friendship. He was greatly respected and loved by all of his family. Everyone was hugged and kissed every day. He was the center of his family’s world. He was the best dad and everyone knew they were loved. His family is the people they are today because of how they were raised. At the end of the day we are family and we love each other because of mom and dad.

Lester served in the United States Army.

Services will be held at 11:00 AM on Tuesday, December 3, 2019 at Sedgwick Funeral Homes & Crematory in Canton. A visitation will be held Monday, December 2, 2019 from 5-7 PM at Sedgwick Funeral Homes & Crematory. Rev. Monroe Bailey will officiate. A burial will follow the services at Bethel Cemetery, rural Canton. A Celebration of Life will be held at the Canton VFW from 1-3 PM on Tuesday, December 3, 2019. Memorials may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital. To view Lester’s DVD or to make online condolences you may go to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

To view Lester’s DVD press play below

11 Comments

  • Billy Davison

    Reply November 29, 2019 3:51 pm

    He was one of the greatest men I have ever known. Anyone that had the opportunity to meet him was better off for being able to be in his presence. We are all full sorrow and grief here on Earth, but I definitely know heaven is rejoicing. Thanks for the memories Uncle June. All the great memories I’ve had with you will stay locked away in my heart . So anytime I reminisce you will always be there. Rest in peace. Sincerely Billy Davison and family

  • Billy Davison

    Reply November 29, 2019 5:34 pm

    He was one of the greatest men I have ever known. Anyone that had the opportunity to meet him was better off for being able to be in his presence. We are all full sorrow and grief here on Earth, but I definitely know heaven is rejoicing. Thanks for the memories Uncle June. All the great memories I’ve had with you will stay locked away in my heart . So anytime I reminisce you will always be there. Rest in peace. Sincerely Billy Davison and family

  • Charity Reneau

    Reply November 30, 2019 8:49 am

    What an amazing man! He always was so friendly. It was great getting to know him while he was at the Loft. My thoughts are with his family

  • Cherie Ramos

    Reply November 30, 2019 6:51 pm

    Virgil! Our friend from the coop! U always speaked with love in your heart about your dad! We r so sorry that he has passed on, but he is with your mom and other family members, may god bless u and get u thur this tuff time. From your chicks at the coop, Cherie, Janice, Janice Peters, Barb, Joanne,Rooster (Dave) and many others! Keep on strutting u handsome peacock! Your chicks

  • Cherie Ramos

    Reply November 30, 2019 6:55 pm

    I’m sorry, Libby also!😘😘😘😘😘😘😘😘😘

  • Darren and Sandra Clendenny

    Reply December 1, 2019 8:06 pm

    Our sincere and heartfelt sympathy goes out Laura, Amy, Amber, Julie, and Lisa (four beautiful “granddaughters”) and the entire Courtney family. Lester was a wonderful, kind, and caring man. I know that he loved all of his family very much, and I know that he will be greatly missed by all those who knew and loved him. Please know that you all are in our thoughts and prayers during this sad time of grief and sorrow. (Heaven gets another Cardinal fan).

  • Mae

    Reply December 2, 2019 2:35 pm

    I have so many fond memories of my childhood, many were due to Les and his wife Tootsie . Many a time I would visit Laura, Les always had a kind word, a joke or two or just a smile. He was such a great father to a great loving family. I’m saddened he’s gone. All my deepest sympathy and love to his family ~

  • Lorraine Rosenberg

    Reply December 2, 2019 2:38 pm

    As one who grew up next door to Les (we all called him Junior) i know he was a sweet guy and had a wonderful family. All so friendly and outgoing. I will miss knowing he walks the earth no longer. For he has been around my whole life. God speed dear cousin.

  • Mary Barnes (Rozanski)

    Reply December 2, 2019 5:52 pm

    Les was a very good friend of the family. Him and tootsie would do anything for my mom and dad. They were the best neighbors anyone could ask for. They had a lot of good times together. Now there all together again

  • Robert Lynn

    Reply December 3, 2019 8:45 am

    I worked with Lester at Caterpillar in Mapleton in the Maintenance department in the 70’s. We parted ways in the late 70’s when I transferred to Mossville and we lost touch but I never forgot Lester. He was a hard worker but also he was funny, witty and a man who loved to pull pranks on his fellow workers. Nothing serious but always funny. We had a lot of good times at work. When we saw Lester reporting for work in the morning, we knew it was going to be a fun day. May his body lie in eternal rest; may his soul be received in Heaven and be placed at the right hand of God and may his life be remembered by what it was, a hard working, friendly, funny and loving life. God be with his family during this difficult time.

  • Irene Graham & Pete McCoy

    Reply December 7, 2019 12:49 pm

    Bob, we are so sorry to learn of your great loss! Condolences to you and your family! If we had learned about his Celebration of Life, for sure we would have been there for you! I still feel bad that we didn’t learn of this until it was over! My love and prayers surround you dear friend!💕💕💕

Post a Comment