James Courtney

James Lee Courtney

Monday, March 20th, 1972 - Sunday, November 10th, 2019
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Shelby -- James Lee "Baby Boy" Courtney, 47, of 1522 Marlwood Dr., passed away Sunday, November 10th, 2019, at Atrium Health Cleveland.

Born in Lexington, KY, he was the husband of Tonie Courtney and the son of the late John Harris Courtney and Patricia Lee Landers Courtney. James was a loving husband, father, "Pa-Paw," brother, and "unk." He was a caring person who constantly put others before himself. He will leave a lasting impression on the younger generation of his family because of his love for them and how he was able to relate to them. He was also a music lover who listened to all types of music and he even did some work as DJ Whiz Kid in Gaffney.

In addition to his wife, James is survived by a step-son, Jeff Kirby, of Shelby; three grandchildren: KaDee, Conner, and Cameron Kirby; a brother, Ronald Courtney, of Lexington, KY; a sister, Nancy Long, of Grover; and thirteen nieces and nephews, Christina Simmons, John Courtney, Ronald Courtney Jr, Loggan Courtney, Becky Long, Michael "Scooter" Long, April Hall, Ricky Spender Jr., Johnny Spencer, Brandon Kirby, Stephanie Whelchel, Tiffany Ortega, and Chris Elliott.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Jeremy Trey Kirby, and two brothers, Ricky Wayne Spencer and Jonathan Douglas Courtney.

The family will receive friends on Thursday, November 14th, 2019, from 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm at Gordon Mortuary. A memorial service will immediately follow at 2:00 pm in the Gordon Mortuary Chapel with Mr. Ronald Courtney officiating.

The family will be at their respective homes.

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The Blacksburg location of Gordon Mortuary is serving the Courtney family.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Thursday, November 14th, 2019 | 1:00pm - 2:00pm
    Thursday, November 14th, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm
    Gordon Mortuary
    400 West Cherokee Street
    Blacksburg, South Carolina 29702
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  • Service

    Thursday, November 14th, 2019 | 2:00pm
    Thursday, November 14th, 2019 2:00pm
    Gordon Mortuary Chapel
    400 West Cherokee Street
    Blacksburg, SC 29702
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Mr. Ronald Courtney


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Tonie Courtney

Posted at 08:37pm
James was my best friend for 24 years. He was my work and was taken so suddenly that I wasn’t even able to say goodbye not many women can say they found the guy who was meant to be theirs he was my soulmate and life will never be the same you created this beautiful family and we will forever love you... Until we meet again baby!

Kimberlyn AndJimmy Parker

Posted at 05:13am
Toni may you have peace when you look at this plant from John, Kristina,Jr,Loggan,and me. We are sending it as a sign of peace for James. Love you
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Rachel and Travis Anthony

Posted at 07:18pm
Thank you for all the wonderful memories and beautiful smiles. Love you Uncle James.
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