Charlie Frank Courson, 80, of Crossett, passed away on August 5, 2020, at his home.
He was born on January 31, 1940, in Crossett to George Burl and Annie Lou Byrd Courson.
Mr. Courson was a graduate of Crossett High School and proudly served in the Army National Guard. In 1986, he retired from Georgia Pacific after a lucrative 23-year career as a crane operator in the woodyard. For several years, he and his wife, Candace, owned and operated a convenience store in Harrison, Arkansas. They eventually moved back to Crossett and opened the “C&C Kwik Stop,” which they continued to operate for ten years.
Mr. Courson was was a member of the Beulahland Assembly of God Church, the Cattleman’s Association, and the Bradley and Drew County Co-ops. He loved to pick on everyone, had a playful sense of humor, and never met a stranger. He enjoyed raising cattle and hunting and especially spending time with his grandchildren, who he loved immensely.
He was preceded in death by his parents; four siblings, Scott Courson, Melba Murphy, Robbie Cannon, and Lexie Courson; and in-laws Archie and Verlee Jenkins.
Mr. Courson is survived by his wife of 49 years, Candace Courson of Crossett; two daughters, Tammy Farmer (Brian) of Crossett and Gena Brown (Bruce) of North Little Rock; two sons, Rusty Courson (Shannon) of Bentonville and Mickey Courson (Amy) of Crossett; nine grandchildren, Amber Moffatt (Justin), Ashley King (Joe), Robert Moffatt (Emily), Brady and Drew Courson, Lyndi and Will Brown, and Claire and Courtney Courson; and six great-grandchildren, Derek, Luke, and Blake King, Mia and Owen Chumley, and Finley Moffatt.
A graveside only service will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, August 8, at Crossroads Cemetery. This is due to the recent increase in Covid-19 cases in Ashley County. Bro. Ricky Tyler, and Bro. Rich Murphy, will be officiating.
Pallbearers are Joe King, Justin Chumley, Rob Moffatt, Drew Courson, Danny Courson, and Andy Riels. Honorary Pallbearers are Earl Carter and Dan Courson.
Services entrusted to Medders Funeral Home of Crossett.