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Norman Theodore Courtney

March 19, 1939 ~ March 30, 2020 (age 81)

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Wagener – Mr. Norman Theodore Courtney, 81, went home to be with Jesus on Monday, March 30, 2020.

Mr. Norman was the loving husband of the late Freida Listine Gunter Courtney for 39 years. Mr. Norman is the father of Tina Courtney Hartley and her husband Chris and Kimberly Courtney Adams. He is the PaPa of Lauren Christina (Joshua) Hartley, Andrew Norman (Caitlin) Baynham, and Ansley Danielle (Billy) Gainey. Mr. Norman is the great grandfather of Nalani Hartley Scott, Noriana Arden Scott, Caroline Listine Baynham, Hunter Lane Baynham, Colin Theodore Dillow, and Conway James Gainey. He is the son of the late Theodore Elmore Courtney and the late Monnie Poole Courtney. Mr. Norman is the brother of Bobby (the late Linda) Courtney, Linda (Robert) Peeples, Monnie (Gary) Romines, and the late Gail Courtney McNair.

Mr. Norman was a graduate of Wagener High School. He married the love of his life on October 7, 1961. Mr. Norman was a Veteran of the United States Army. After returning home from the military, Mr. Norman began his career as an electrician for Daniel’s Electrical. He was also an insurance salesman for Independent Life Insurance Company and a car salesman for Whittle Motor Company. Mr. Norman worked at Savannah River Site before attending the SC Criminal Justice Academy. After graduating, he worked as a correctional officer at Kirkland Correction Institute. He became affectionately known as “Chief” while working in that capacity for the Town of Springfield, and ultimately becoming chief of police for the Town of Wagener. He retired in September 2000 after serving the citizens and his community for 15 years.  Mr. Norman was a member of First Baptist Church, Wagener.  He also was a member of Cedar Lodge #184 Masonic Lodge, Wagener. 

Mr. Norman was a loving man. He had a personality larger than life, a “quick wit” and a heart of gold.  Mr. Norman loved the outdoors, especially fishing, playing golf and riding his tractor.  In his younger years, he was known as “The Hustler” by his friends who knew him from “Norm’s Cue and Cushion”. He was always a sharp dressed man.  He loved his family and his great grandchildren were his heart. He will be forever loved and dearly missed.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The Listine Gunter Courtney Human Services Center at 49 Roy Street Wagener SC 29164.

The family wishes to express their gratitude for the love and care provided to Norman during his illness.  Memorials can also be made in his memory to Kindred Hospice, 35 Varden Drive Ste. A Aiken, SC 29803

A Graveside service will be held at Wagener Cemetery Friday April 3, 2020 at 3 pm with Military Honors. The family will receive visitors after the service at Norman’s home.

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Graveside Service
April 3, 2020

3:00 PM
Wagener Cemetery
262 Columbia Road
Wagener, SC 29164


Listine Gunter Courtney Center
49 Roy Street, Wagener SC 29164

Kindred Hospice
35 Varden Drive Ste. A, Aiken SC 29803

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