Moody Courtney


Moody E. Courtney, 91, of Jonesboro, passed away June 2, 2018.

Funeral services were held June 5 at First Baptist Church, Hamilton, with Rev. Drew Dabbs officiating. Burial was in Oakwood Cemetery.

Mr. Courtney was born Nov. 17, 1926, to Rose and John Courtney of Jonesboro. He graduated from Jonesboro High School and Texas A&M University with a Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Engineering.

He married Patty Courtney Dec. 26, 1951, at First Baptist Church, Hamilton. They were married 66 years and farmed and ranched in Jonesboro.

He was ordained a deacon in 1968 and served many years. He served on the Hamilton-Coryell Soil and Water Conservation Board for 36 years. He was a charter member of Jonesboro Fire Department and served 40 years. In 1968 the Fort Worth Press awarded him Conservationist of the Year, and in 1969 Hamilton Chamber of Commerce recognized him as Outstanding Farmer of the Year.

Survivors include his wife, Patty; a daughter, Dr. Mary E. Moore and husband Dr. W.R. Moore of Tennessee; a son, David Courtney of Jonesboro; a grandson, Evan Moore and wife Ellen of Seattle, Washington; two nieces, Kay Stamper and husband David and Elizabeth Gilmore and husband Charles; and two nephews, John Courtney and wife Martha and Earl Courtney and wife Kerry.

Memorials may be made to the Roofing Fund of First Baptist Church, Hamilton; 220 S. Bell, Hamilton, TX 76531.


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