Thomas Gene Courtney


Mr. Thomas Gene Courtney, 63, of Dale, passed away peacefully at his home. He was born on Feb. 7, 1944 in Joplin, Mo., to Thomas and Virginia Houston Courtney.
He married Yvonne Dowdy in Luling, Texas on June 20, 1986. Thomas worked as a Job Coach for M.H.M.R. before his retirement.
Thomas loved his Lord dearly and loved to tell others about Him. He was a compass

ionate loving friend to many. He was a godly man who truly cherished his wife of 21 years. His great sense of humor was enjoyed by all. He will be missed by many.
He is survived by his wife, Yvonne Courtney of Dale; four children: Doug Courtney, Sheri Powers, and Tammy Denham of Missouri, and Rodney Courtney of Dallas; one sister, Reba Purcell; two brothers, Morris Courtney and Bill Courtney; seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Graveside services were held at 2 p.m., on Monday, Dec. 3, 2007, at the Bunton Cemetery with Henry Skinner-Larsen officiating. Interment followed immediately.
“I am the vine; you are the branches. If a man remains in me and I in him, he will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing. If anyone does not remain in me, he is like a branch that is thrown into the fire and burned. If you remain in me and my words remain in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be given to you. This is to my Father”s Glory, that you bear much fruit, showing yourselves to be my disciples.” John 15: 5-8.
All arrangements were with Eeds Funeral Home 408 South Main, Lockhart, Texas. (512) 398-2343.


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