Charlie Frank CoursonJanuary 31, 1940 ~ August 5, 2020 (age 80)
Charlie Frank Courson, 80, of Crossett, passed away on Wednesday, August 5, 2020, at his home. He was born on January 31, 1940, in Crossett, Arkansas, to his parents, George Burl and Annie Lou Byrd Courson.
Charlie was a graduate of Crossett High School and proudly served in the Army National Guard. In 1986, Charlie retired from Georgia Pacific after a lucrative 23-year career as a crane operator in the woodyard. For several years, he and his wife, Candace, owned and operated a convenience store in Harrison, Arkansas. They eventually moved back to Crossett and opened the “C&C Kwik Stop,” which they continued to operate for ten years. Charlie was a member of the Beulahland Assembly of God Church, the Cattleman’s Association, and the Bradley and Drew County Co-ops.
He loved to pick on everyone, had a playful sense of humor, and never met a stranger. Charlie enjoyed raising cattle and hunting and especially spending time with his grandchildren, who he loved immensely.
He is preceded in death by his parents; four siblings, Scott Courson, Melba Murphy, Robbie Cannon, and Lexie Courson; and in-laws Archie and Verlee Jenkins.
Charlie is survived by his wife of 49 years, Candace Courson of Crossett; two daughters, Tammy Farmer (Brian) also of Crossett, and Gena Brown (Bruce) of North Little Rock; two sons, Rusty Courson (Shannon) of Bentonville, and Mickey Courson (Amy) of Crossett; along with nine grandchildren, Amber Moffatt (Justin), Ashley King (Joe), Robert Moffatt (Emily), Brady and Drew Courson, Lyndi and Will Brown, and Claire and Courtney Courson; and six great-grandchildren, Derek, Luke, and Blake King, Mia and Owen Chumley, and Finley Moffatt.
A Graveside Service only will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 8, 2020, at Crossroads Cemetery This is due to the recent increase in Covid-19 cases in Ashley County. Bro. Ricky Tyler, and Bro. Rich Murphy, will be officiating. Pallbearers are Joe King, Justin Chumley, Rob Moffatt, Drew Courson, Danny Courson, and Andy Riels. Honorary Pallbearers are Earl Carter and Dan Courson.
Services entrusted to Medders Funeral Home of Crossett.
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