April 27, 1928 - January 10, 2012
Robert Terrell Coursey, 83,
passed away January 10, 2012 surrounded by those that loved him the
most. Robert was born April 27, 1928 to Howard and Mary Coursey in Fort
Worth, Texas later moving to Dallas when he was three months old.
Following graduation from Crozier Tech High School he joined the Marine
Corp where he served in the Korean War. Robert returned to become a
Master Plumber and later earned his teaching certificate. He married
wife Sarah on April 7, 1956. Robert then retired from the City of Dallas
as a Plumbing Supervisor in 1983. He belonged to many branches of the
Masonic Order being a Master Mason of 62 years. He and Sarah became
50-year members of Eastern Star on November 14, 2011. Robert is survived
by his wife of 55 years Sarah, sons Jim Ellison and wife Cindy, Bill
Ellison and wife Debbie, Bob Coursey and wife Angie, grandchildren Gus
Ellison, Jessica Ellison and fiancé Nathan Davis, Colleen Coursey Walter
and husband David, other relatives, and many friends whom he loved and
they loved him. Visitation will be held at 4419 Samuell Boulevard on
Thursday, January 12, 2012 from 5pm to 7pm. A celebration of life will
be held at 2:00pm, Friday, January 13, 2012, at Ed C. Smith & Bros.
Funeral Home with burial at Grove Hill Cemetery.