Herbert Charles Courson, 88, of Blackshear, passed away early Sunday morning, March 8, 2020, at Harborview in Jesup, following a lengthy illness.

Born in Pierce County September 23, 1931, he had lived in Pierce County most of his life. He was a U.S. Navy Veteran having served during the Korean Conflict in Korea, China and the Philippines. He had been a truck driver and rebuilt wrecked cars for a living. He loved fishing and gardening and was a member of Shady Grove Baptist Church where he was in the Senior Adult Sunday school class.

He was a son of the late Charles and Mary Jane Sapp Courson. He was also preceded in death by his sisters, Ruby Crump and Elouise Courson and two brothers, Harold Courson and David Courson.

Survivors include his wife of 34 years, Edith Tucker Courson, Blackshear; his daughter, Geraldine Vick, Jacksonville, FL; three brothers, J. Hugh (Betty) Courson, Palatka, FL and Johnny (Barbara) Courson and Dennis Courson, all of Blackshear; a sister-in-law, Shirley Courson, Blackshear; five grandchildren, Dennis (Lori) Drott, Danielle (David) Johnson, Jan Cumming, Amber Petti and A. J. Palmatier; several great-grandchildren including Ava Drott, Aly Drott and Emma Lou Johnson and numerous nieces, nephews, and other relatives.

Visitation will be held from 1-3 p.m. Tuesday, March 10, at Shady Grove Baptist Church.

Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Tuesday, March 10, from the Shady Grove Baptist Church.

Interment will be in the Shady Grove Cemetery.

Members of the Senior Adult Sunday school class are asked to serve as honorary pallbearers. They are asked to meet at the church by 2:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online register at www.pearsondial.com.

Pearson-Dial Funeral Home of Blackshear is in charge of arrangements.

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