GREENVILLE, KY., Charles M. Courtney, 85, of Greenville passed away on Sunday, May 8, 2022 at Maple Health and Rehabilitation in Greenville, KY. He was born in Muhlenberg County on April 20, 1937 the son of Hubert Gatlin Courtney and Mildred Wilkins Courtney. He was a member of Oak Grove Baptist Church in Depoy where he had been a deacon for 46 years. He was a self-employed logger and trucker for 70 years and was a member of the KY Forest Industries Association and the Green River Loggers Council. He was also a Kentucky Colonel. His loved his work and it was both a hobby and a passion to him.
Mr. Courtney was preceded in death by his parents and a brother Hubert (June Bug) Courtney.
He is survived by his wife of 64 years Lou Courtney of Greenville, his son Charles “Chuck” Courtney II of Greenville, his daughter Lynn (Joe) Henderson of Mayfield, 2 grandchildren Courtney Henderson and Kate Henderson, 3 nephews Rick (Sherry) Courtney, Troy (Tammy) Courtney, and Jason Courtney, 2 nieces Holly Barber and Lisa (Doug) Mullins, a sister Betty (Jerry) Earle of Madisonville, a sister-in-law Linda Courtney of Greenville.
Visitation will be on Tuesday, May 10, 2022 from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM and from 9:00 AM until time of funeral on Wednesday at Gary’s Funeral Home in Greenville.
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, May 11, 2022 at 11:00 AM at Gary’s Funeral Home in Greenville with Rev. Tom Stovall officiating, assisted by Rev. Vernon Cook. Burial will follow in Oak Grove Cemetery in Depoy, KY.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations may be made to the Oak Grove Cemetery Fund or the KY Forest Industries Log-A-Load For Kids. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.
Online condolences to the family may be made at www.garysfuneralhome.net