James “Jim” Spencer Courtney Jr. age 80, of Park Hills, MO, passed away Sunday, August 8th, 2021. Jim was born on Monday, March 17th, 1941 at home in Venice, to James Spencer Courtney St. and Cleona Mae (Yates) Courtney.
He married Donna Faye Metzger on August 16th, 1963 and divorced in 1984.
He lived in Troy, Edwardsville, and Bonne Terre, MO at different times of his life.
Jim was an avid reader and enjoyed learning all things hands on, He was also very fond of fishing and the beauty of nature, whether it be flowers or wildlife.
Jim was a graduate of Triad High School in 1959. He worked for Laclede Steel from 1959-1964, GM&O Railroad in St. Louis, Mo from 1964-1967, W& W Refrigeration from 1967-1972 and then went on to proudly own his own business, Jim’s Heating, Cooling, Refrigeration, & Electrical for 45 years.
Jim looked forward to meeting up with his good friend, Richard McClure, for coffee, breakfast, or just talking and catching up on life. Jim & Richard shared a special friendship like a father/son duo. Jim took pride in teaching Richard all about heating, cooling, refrigeration, & electrical work.
Jim is survived by his loving children; Tammy Jo (William, “Bill”) Reyman, Edwardsville, and Kelly Jean (Butch) Berdick of Sebring, FL; two grandchildren, Courtney Anna Reyman of The Waters at Pike Road, AL., and Cody James Reyman of Edwardsville; two sisters, Wanda Faye (Dave) Cawvey of Fairview Heights and & Brenda Jewell Wilburn of Collinsville; three brothers, George (Lockie) Courtney of MO, Allan Ray (Karla) Courtney of Troy, and Benjamin David Courtney of Palmer, TN., along with many nieces and nephews.
Besides his parents he was preceded in death by three brothers; Thomas Jerry Courtney, March 20, 2016; William Harold Courtney, September 23, 2019; Ronald Lynn Courtney, June 12, 2021; one sister, Virginia Ostresh, February 13, 2021; and a nephew, Kevin Robert Brendel.
The family of Jim would like to thank Country Meadows Nursing & Rehab along with Preferred Hospice for the wonderful care they provided.
Per Jim’s wishes, arrangements for cremation were under the direction of CZ Boyer & Son Funeral Home in Bonne Terre, MO, and there will be no visitation. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.