July 21, 1977 – November 12, 2020
Courtney Lee Wertz, 43, passed away Wednesday, November 11, 2020 at his residence in Lubbock, Texas. Courtney was born July 21, 1977 in Mile City, Montana to Linda and Les Wertz.
Courtney grew up in Douglas, Wyoming and Perryton, Texas. He graduated Perryton High School in 1996. Courtney played football, basketball, and ran track. Courtney graduated from Texas Tech with a Bachelor’s degree in financing.
He was later employed at TYCO, G.M Financing in Dallas, Wells Fargo, and Home Depot. He was a loving and caring person and loved his family and friends. He enjoyed all that nature provided. He was a huge fan of football and loved to watch Texas Tech. He enjoyed friends, neighbors, visiting and laughing, and loved outdoor cooking.
Courtney loved all animals. He didn’t care for cats, until a stray cat came into his life which he called Nas. They were the best of friends till his passing. Courtney will be missed by all family, friends, and all the people who he hung out with at the Blackburns, barbeques, and Holiday Celebrations. Courtney belonged to the Christ Lutheran Church in Lubbock, Texas.
Courtney is preceded in death by his mother, Linda Ehrich Wertz; maternal grandparents, Bob and Lorrane Ehrich of Peidmon, South Dakota; and paternal grandparents, George and Laura Wertz of Custer, Montana.
Courtney is survived by his father, Les Wertz of Perryton, Texas; brother, Chad Wertz and wife Christy; nieces, Macy and Maylee and nephew, Aaron Wertz all of Balko, Oklahoma; and numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins.
Cremation will take place at Resthaven Funeral Home. Services will be at a later date. Viewing will be on Tuesday, November 24, 2020 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at Resthaven Funeral Home, 5740 W. 19th Street, Lubbock, Texas 79407.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Heart Fund, Saint Joseph's Children Hospital, or any charity of your choice.
God Bless, Rest in Peace
Tuesday, November 24, 2020
November 24, 2020
I will cherish our laughs, our BBQ’s and you dancing cumbias with me on my birthday. Your smile and laugh were contagious and I will never forget you. Fly high friend.
Charlene Welborn Anderson
November 23, 2020
Les, I'm so sorry for your loss. Prayers to you and your family. ♥️🙏
November 22, 2020
"Happy 4th of july" Courtney voice still rings in my head. I'm celebrating your life each year with the biggest firework show. You'll be able to see it in the heavens. Ive missed and will miss your words of encouragement with your playful but stern message in my decisions that I make/made. thanks for talking me into your home and always reminding me I was never alone and would always have place in your home and heart. Soar high my friend.
Good vibes and positive energy to the family during these difficult times. May all that he left behind in memory keep him in your heart. Let his love, cheerfulness and memories warm your heart when you miss him most.
To his friends that stood by his side I'm truly thankful for the memories that we have each shared with him. The laughter, the late night shenanigans and his love for nos brings me joy and smiles. That is how I'll remember Courtney.
November 20, 2020
My prayers and condolences go out to Courtney’s family and friends. Courtney was always the life of our group during our school days in Perryton! Thank you Courtney for your friendship You will be missed greatly.
Sandi Southerland Lucas
November 19, 2020
I will never forget that big smile. You were always in a good mood and always made me laugh. I loved our Saturday Night Live watch- a -thons back in high school. Thanks for being such a great friend Courtney. Sorry we lost touch so many years ago. I’ve thought about you often and had always hoped we would come across each other so I could get another one of your big hugs again and catch up. ❤️ and miss you my dear friend. Condolences to Les and Chad. 😞
November 19, 2020
Lee and I will always cherish your friendship and loving care that you always had for my aunt and cousin, who were your neighbors. You were always there for Naomi and Donna, and being their family in another town, it was reassuring knowing you could help them, when needed. Courtney, we will miss that good heart of yours, kind words and friendship. Rest easy, dear friend, you and your Mom are now together, again. Prayers for Les and the family and friends. Lee and Jackie Kidd
November 19, 2020
Rest In Peace Courtney. We will miss you, your humor, kindness and that one of a kind laugh! Prayers for Les and the family.
Lance and Jess