Obituaries

Robert "Earl' Courtner -

Robert ‘Earl’ Courtner, 95, of Johnson City, passed away on Thursday, June 21, 2012 at the Johnson City Medical Center.

He was a native of Carter County, TN and a son of the late Robert Allen Courtner and Mattie Mae Neatherly Courtner. He was also preceded in death by three brothers, Paul, Howard and Ralph Courtner and two sisters, Chloe Lipford and Vernell Bowling.

Mr. Courtner was a veteran of WW II and was stationed in England. He was in the Army Air Corps.

He retired from North American Rayon and had worked as a Shipright in Metal Manufacturing in Greeneville, TN.

He was a member of University Parkway Baptist Church.

He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Mildred Ann Courtner; one daughter, Carolyn Courtner Wood and her husband, Claude, Jr. of Knoxville, TN; one son, Stephen Robert Courtner and his wife Carol of Jackson, TN; seven grandchildren; two great grandchildren; two sisters, Frances Courtner and Lucille Hodge both of Butler; one sister in law, Martha Courtner.

Graveside services were conducted at 11:00 am Monday, June 25, 2012 from Mountain Home National Cemetery. Dr. Michael Oaks officiated. Military honors were observed at the cemetery. Grandsons and nephews served as pallbearers. The family received friends at the funeral home from 2:00 until 3:00 pm on Sunday. Online condolences may be sent to the family via www.morrisbaker.com Arrangements are by Morris Baker Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 2001 Oakland Avenue, Johnson City.