Obituary: Lawrence (Corky) Courtright

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Corky Courtright

Lawrence (Corky) Courtright

July 24, 1931 ~ March 22, 2020

Lawrence “Corky” Courtright is survived by his wife Louise Fransis Courtright of 58 years; his children Ronald (Noriko) Edwards, Regina Westfall, Michelle (Dave) Boyd, and Stephanie (Jim) Emmett Jr.; nieces and nephews Linda Renfro Quinn, Jeffrey Dane Quinn, Karen Carter Brannon and Dennis James Carter.

He was grandfather to nine and great-grandfather of 23.

Corky was preceded in death by his parents Hobart and Ruby Courtright and his sisters Donna Renfrow and Roberta Carter.

Corky was born in Cheyenne, Wyoming. He grew up as a ranch boy and later entered the Navy. He served his country from July 20, 1950, to April 30, 1954. He served as an enlisted service member and worked as a radio operator. After the Navy he was an automotive mechanic until he retired.

Corky accepted Christ as Savior in 1974.

He loved the Lord and loved to sing specials in church on Sunday.

He loved his God, his family, and he loved his country.

Corky enjoyed the mountains and viewing wildlife. He loved sitting outside watching birds and enjoying the flowers in the yard. Every summer you could count on him and wife Louise going on long drives to admire the beauty God created until he could no longer drive. He was infamous in the family for telling “Daddy Jokes” and had quite a necktie collection at one point. In his final years he found new friends among the residents and staff at Walbridge Wing, and his fellow veterans on the Western Slope of Colorado. He loved living in Meeker, Colorado.

It was Corky’s wishes for no funeral service and burial will be family only.

Celebrate his life by lending a helping hand or paying it forward. For those that have accepted Christ as Savior, this is not goodbye, so we will say till we meet again.

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