Matthew Leon Courtney

June 6, 1934August 9, 2019

Matthew Leon Courtney, age 85, of Acworth, GA, passed away on Friday, August 9, 2019. He was born in Kentwood, LA to Ada and Leon Courtney.

Matthew enjoyed photography and travelling. He was a wonderful cook and was famous for his sweet potato pies. Most of all, Matthew loved being with his family. Mr. Courtney was a very kind and gentle man who always encouraged and motivated those around him. He was also a proud soldier who served in the United States Marine Corp in the Korean War.

Matthew Courtney leaves to cherish in his memory, wife, Diann Courtney; children from his current marriage, Heidi Packer, Pansy Decuir, Corrie Poole, Rodney Poole, Medina Poole; children from his previous marriage, Tanya Lang, Arlisa Brinson, Josep Courtney, Troy Courtney, Leon Courtney, Terrance Courtney, Christopher Courtney, and a host of grandchildren.

The family of Mr. Courtney will receive friends for a visitation on Monday, August 19, 2019 from 9 AM to 10 AM at Northwest Christian Church, 3737 Dallas Acworth Hwy NW, Acworth GA 30101. A funeral service to honor his life will begin at 10AM, immediately following the visitation. Matthew will then go to his final resting place at the Georgia National Cemetery at 1:30 PM, 1080 Scott Hudgens Dr, Canton GA 30144.

The family has entrusted the services and care of Matthew Leon Courtney to Winkenhofer Pine Ridge Funeral Home, 2950 Cobb Pkwy NW, Kennesaw, GA 30152. 770-422-7299.


  • Visitation Monday, August 19, 2019
  • Funeral Service Monday, August 19, 2019
  • Burial Monday, August 19, 2019


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Joann Law

August 18, 2019

Will really miss Mr. Leon will miss joking with him about cooking me some Gumbo. My love and prayers go out to the family. He is absent here but present with the Lord.

Pamela Talley

August 18, 2019

"Pop" Leon will be missed! My deepest sympathies go out to the Courtney family. May God give you peace and comfort in the midst of your sorrow.

Kerri Crank

August 13, 2019

Oh my Mr. Leon! I had the pleasure of working alongside this wonderful soul at Lowe’s. We shared so many laughs, deep life lesson conversations, and most of all a friendship. He used to call me Cop Kerri, inside joke. I remember being 8 months pregnant and running through the store because I received word that he fainted. I looked up to Leon and while I didn’t get to see him often the last 5-6 years, his heart, memory, and friendship will last forever. What an impression this fine man left on me. Praying for the family as this is a big loss for those left here on earth but a huge gain for heaven has gained a fine angel.