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Bobby J. Courtney

June 17, 1928 January 5, 2015
Bobby J. Courtney
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WEST PEORIA – Bobby J. Courtney, 86, of West Peoria passed away at 1:15 a.m. Monday, Jan. 5, 2015, at Heddington Oaks in West Peoria. Bobby was born on June 17, 1928, in Burbank, Okla., to Frank and Jessie (Lacey) Courtney. He married Arlene Duncan on Sept. 12, 1950, in Boone County, Ark. She preceded him in death on June 8, 1988, in Peoria. He was also preceded in death by five sisters and one brother. He is survived by two daughters, Susan (Dick) Buxton of Peoria and Anna (Dennis) Burgess of Chillicothe; one son, Bobby (Cindy) Courtney of Peoria; seven grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and one brother, Pat Courtney of Carlisle, Iowa. Bobby was a veteran, serving in the US Army. He worked as a truck driver and later as an oiler at Pabst Brewery. He was a past member of Grandview Lodge #1112 AF&AM (Masonic Lodge), AMVETS, Teamsters Local #627, and the Firemen and Oilers Union. A funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 9, 2015, at Wright & Salmon Mortuary. Rev. Garland Criswell will officiate. Visitation will be from 4-6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015, at the mortuary, with a Masonic service at 5:45 p.m. An additional visitation will be 30 minutes prior to the service on Friday at the mortuary. Burial will be in Chillicothe City Cemetery. Memorials may be made to St. Jude Midwest Affiliate. Tributes and condolences may be submitted to


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