Randall Courson

July 15, 1938 ~ January 12, 2024 (age 85) 85 Years Old

Randall Courson Obituary

Mr. Earney Randall Courson, age 85, of Blackshear, passed away Friday morning (1/12/24) at the Hospice Satilla Hospice House following an extended illness.

Born July 15, 1938, in Blackshear, he was a son of the late Earnie and Faye Bennett Courson.  Living all his life in Pierce County, he had served in the Army National Guard and had worked in law enforcement, as a heavy equipment operator, and as a cabinet maker.

He was a member of Walkerville Baptist Church, attended the Senior Adult Sunday School Class, served on multiple committees through the years, and played the bull bass fiddle.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Iris Guy Courson; a son, Michael Smart; and his siblings, E.L. (Mary) Courson, Glenda Faye Batten, and Pearl (Cecil) Murray.

Survivors include his wife of 25 years, Judy Freeman Smart Courson of Blackshear; 4 children, Tammy Williams (husband Mark) of Fernandina Beach, FL, Randy Courson (wife Debra) of Blackshear, Tony Courson (wife Pam) of Blackshear, and Robert Smart (wife Susan) of Winter Haven, FL; 9 grandchildren, Chelsea Steverson of Waycross, Christopher Steverson (wife Abigail) of Waycross, Makayla Bennett (husband Tyler) of Douglas, Miranda Courson of Blackshear, Jackson Courson of Blackshear, Monica Bennett (husband Dustin) of Blackshear, Brittney Brunner of Blackshear, Marcia Williams of Lake City, FL, and Brittney Gaskins (husband Rowland) of Macclenny, FL; 7 great grandchildren, Michael Henry Steverson, Rylynn Bennett, Cambri Bennett, Bryson Brunner, Madi Holland, Ryland Gaskins, and Kai Gaskins; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Dwain and Belinda Lewis of Blackshear, Tom and Eileen Freeman of St. Augustine, and Barbara Freeman of Waycross; and many nieces, nephews, and other relatives.

A funeral service will take place Thursday (1/18/24) at 2 p.m. at Walkerville Baptist Church. Burial will follow in the Walkerville Baptist Church Cemetery.

The family will receive friends at the church one hour prior to the service.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice Satilla, 808 Evergreen Way, Waycross, GA 31501 or to Walkerville Baptist Church, 3000 Walkerville Road, Blackshear, GA 31516.

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January 18, 2024

1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Walkerville Baptist Church
3000 Walkerville Road
Blackshear, GA 31516

Funeral Service
January 18, 2024

2:00 PM
Walkerville Baptist Church
3000 Walkerville Road
Blackshear, GA 31516


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