Dwight Franklin Coursey

August 17, 1941October 13, 2020

Dwight Coursey, beloved husband, father, grandfather and friend, filled these roles with love and joy. His kindness and caring will be greatly missed. Dwight was the best friend and supporter to his wife of 35 years, Gayle Joseph. He adored his children, their spouses and grandchildren. His enjoyment was reading, puttering around the house, and meeting with friends. In his earlier days, he was a champion bass fisherman and boating enthusiast. In recent years, he enjoyed membership in the Lake Pontchartrain Sail & Power Squadron and socializing with fellow members. Dwight was a man of faith and treasured his time with his church family at Berean Ministries. In 1959, he graduated from Istrouma High School and then attended LSU. Most of Dwight’s career was in the high tech industry. He was a regional manager for the Southwest for Caere Corporation when bar code and OCR systems were first introduced. Dwight received several prestigious awards for being Caere’s top salesman. He continued in the field with other companies servicing banking clientele. He was the owner of Coursey’s Fish Bowl and volunteered for the Buckskin Bill childrens’ TV show. Those left to cherish his memories are his devoted wife, Gayle Joseph; children, Holly Coursey Jimison and husband, Chris, Kim Coursey Gallardo and husband, Jesse, Craig Franklin Coursey and wife, Rebecca, Michaelyn Broussard and husband, Rick Johnson, and Gregory Joseph Craig and wife, Kelley; and grandchildren, who were his delight, Sabrina, Kaylee, Quinten, Celeste, Garrett, Sam and Jesse Nathaniel. Dwight is preceded in death by his parents, Frank and Ethel Coursey. The immediately family members will have a private service. We will welcome the time when we can again enjoy being with extended family and friends. Family and friends are invited to sign the online guestbook at


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Karen Barr

October 20, 2020

Had very great memories when we were young. Great pictures from the past when we were going to New Orleans for the parades. I have not talked to him in years but thought of him many times. Gayle I am so sorry for your loss. May your family have peace. His neighbor and friend Karen Chustz Barr


October 19, 2020

My Lord has received a gentle soul to His kingdom . Dwight was a good example of being an intelligent and well mannered gentleman. God bless you and your family.

Pud’n Waller

October 19, 2020

I fondly remember Dwight & GAYLE bringing their Carver Boat into the Beau Chene Marina & pulling onto two slips away from us. We became instant friends & have continued our friendship throughout the years. A remarkable man with lots of stories to tell. Will miss seeing that bright smile & wonderful hugs. Love and Blessings to GAYLE and their family. It was an honor to know him.
Pud’n & Jerry Waller 💞
Covington, LA.

Lynne Graner

October 18, 2020

I was so saddened to read of Dwight's passing. We've known him since our children grew up literally at their house in Park Forest. My son and Craig were close for many years and my husband and Dwight and the boys went on several fishing trips together. He was always such a perfect gentleman. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this difficult time.

Nicholas Chronis

October 18, 2020

Dwight will long be remembered as a loyal friend and highly valued member of the Lake Pontchartrain Sail and Power Squadron. He and Gayle made our social gatherings enjoyable for all in attendance because their presence could always be counted on to brighten any event. Dwight's always positive, "can do" attitude was called upon frequently whenever the squadron needed someone to find a solution to a technical problem involving official and detailed communications through the Internet. Inevitably, Dwight's computer skills and persistence resolved many issues that greatly improved the squadron's educational support and safety assistance to Louisiana's boating community.
With condolences to Gayle and all of Dwight's family,
Diane & Nick Chronis

Carolyn (Tate) Rogers

October 18, 2020

A fellow graduate. He was 3 days older than me. I remember him as Quiet, sweet and smart. Sounds as if nothing changed. So sorry for your loss.

Tim Gagliano

October 18, 2020

Michaelyn, Rick and to all of the family, Our hearts go out to you during this difficult time. It is never easy to process the loss of a parent. Please know that our faith as Christians hold that our loved ones are with us and that one day we will see them again. Take peace in that and know Dwight is waiting in a boat, rod in hand, till he sees you again. All our sympathies, The Gagliano Family

Jeanne Winters

October 17, 2020

My husband, John and I are members of LPSPS. Dwight will be missed by our members. He was a kind and gentle soul. So sorry for your loss.


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