OBITUARY

MSGT Christopher Dale Courson, USMC (Ret)

July 27, 1961May 4, 2019
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Master Sergeant Christopher Dale Courson, USMC (Ret), 57, passed away May 4, 2019. He was a 21 year veteran of the United States Marine Corps and was a loving husband, father and grandfather.

He is survived by his wife of 23 years, Vickie Courson; daughter, Ashley (George) Kelley; son, Kyle Courson; grandchildren, Addie Kate, Addison Grace, Alyssa, Macon Carter, Grady, and Sutton Porter.

The family will receive friends on Saturday May 11, 2019 from 12 noon until 2 p.m. at Memphis Funeral Home, 5599 Poplar Avenue, Memphis. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, gifts in memory of Master Sergeant Courson may be offered to Alpha Omega Veterans Services, 1183 Madison Avenue, Memphis, Tennessee 38104. alphaomegaveterans.org

  • FAMILY

  • Vickie Courson, Wife
  • Ashley Kelley (George), Daughter
  • Kyle Courson, Son
  • Addie Kate, Addison Grace, Alyssa, Macon Carter, Grady and Sutton Porter, Grandchildren

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Jim & Jean Adams

May 11, 2019

First my condolences to you Ashley, Kyle, Vicki and Sherry. Our hearts break for your lose. We have so many fond memories of your Dad. Your Dad and I loved deep sea fishing when I would visit and golfing. Have great memories of our fishing trips and especially our golf outing when he threw me out of the golf cart driving on 2 wheels! Your Dad always had us laughing. Prayers for you Ash, Kyle, Vicki and Sherry on this difficult day. Love Grandad and Jean.

Ronnie & Debbie Robinson

May 11, 2019

Sincere sympathy from Uncle Ronnie and Aunt Debbie. Have so many great memories of your Dad from our High school days and beyond. Your Dad was always the cut up and life of the party. I’m sure he is continuing the party in heaven. I ( Aunt Deb) introduced your Mom and Dad so I’m responsible for your being. Lol. Mine and Uncle Ronnie’s prayers are with you kids and Vicki. Love you all.

Johnny Walker

May 10, 2019

What a wonderful caring man . Chris always reached out to help those who needed him. He had a heart for those struggling and trying to get on their feet. He has blessed many people in his lifetime. The world needs more people like Chris. We miss you
terribly and loved being your friend and neighbor ❤️

Heather Adams

May 10, 2019

Chris had a smile and personality that could light up a room. I remember how proud he was of his children and grandchildren. One memory I have of him was when I graduated high school. He found out that I received an American Legion Award. He hugged me and took my award and had it put in a shadow box for me as a graduation present. I remember him saying that it was a big deal and he was proud. He always took time to laugh, love, and help others. I know that his fighting spirit and his love for others will live on through Ashley, Kyle, and their children.

Ashley Kelley

May 10, 2019

Dad,
Where do I start? I’m still in a lot of disbelief this is even true I feel like I’m going through the motions but I’m going to be told this is a dream..... I’m so incredibly thankful for all the times we shared together and even more grateful for all the memories you created with Kyles and my kids! Those memories will never be taken away from us! I hope and pray that you will watch over Kyle, Vickie and I until we get to see you again someday. We are going to hold our heads high and honor your life as we know this is what you would want us to do! We will be strong for ourselves and be strong for each other as we know this is what you would want us to do!
I told my mom today that we lost you way toooo soon but I’m so happy you got to see both of us kids get married and make memories and bonds with all your grandkids!

Fly High and God Speed. We love you and miss you even your stubborn ways!

Your Daughter,
Ashley

Terry Turkal

May 8, 2019

Chris you will be missed.....prayers will continue for Vickie, Ashley and Kyle!

David & Sherry Jackson

May 8, 2019

A person that departs from this earth never truly leaves, for they are still alive in our hearts and minds, through us, they live on. Vicki, Ashley & Kyle please accept our condolences, Chris/your Dad will not be forgotten. We love you three and will continue to keep you in our prayers. Love David & Sherry/ Dad&Mom

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Biography

Master Sergeant Christopher Dale Courson, USMC (Ret), 57, passed away May 4, 2019. He was a 21 year veteran of the United States Marine Corps and was a loving husband, father and grandfather.

He is survived by his wife of 23 years, Vickie Courson; daughter, Ashley (George) Kelley; son, Kyle Courson; grandchildren, Addie Kate, Addison Grace, Alyssa, Macon Carter, Grady, and Sutton Porter.

The family will receive friends on Saturday May 11, 2019 from 12 noon until 2 p.m. at Memphis Funeral Home, 5599 Poplar Avenue, Memphis. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, gifts in memory of Master Sergeant Courson may be offered to Alpha Omega Veterans Services, 1183 Madison Avenue, Memphis, Tennessee 38104. alphaomegaveterans.org