Ernest L. (Ernie) Courson Jr., 64, of Meadville, passed away Thursday, March 7, 2013, at Meadville Medical Center.
He was born June 7, 1948, in Meadville, a son of Ernest L. Courson Sr. and Mildred I. McFarland Courson. He married Lucy Van Slyke on Dec. 24, 1971.
Ernie was a 1966 graduate of Saegertown High School. He was employed in sales with Pepsi Cola for 25 years. He subsequently worked as a custodian at Conneaut Valley High School for 15 years, retiring in 2010.
Ernie attended New Beginnings Church of God. He was a very kind, loving and giving man who especially enjoyed time spent with his family and friends.
Survivors, in addition to his loving wife, Lucy, of 41 years, include two sons, David Courson and his wife, Melonie, of Meadville, and Dr. Jeff Courson and his wife, Sladjana, of Massillon, Ohio; his mother, Mildred Courson of Saegertown; six grandchildren, Tiffany Braun and her husband, Cody, and Seth, Christopher, Zachary, Benjamin and Samantha Courson; a brother, Larry Courson and his wife, Diane, of Meadville; and two nephews, Shawn and Todd Courson, and their families.
He was preceded in death by his father.
Calling hours will be Saturday from 2 to 4 p.m. at Robert W. Waid Funeral Home, 581 Chestnut St., Meadville, where the funeral service will follow at 4 p.m. with the Rev. Temple Jarrell, pastor of New Beginnings Church of God, officiating.
Interment will be in Greendale Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, 823 Filmore Ave., Erie, Pa. 16505; or Active Aging Foundation, 1034 Park Ave., Meadville, Pa. 16335.
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