James Baxter Courtney
James Baxter Courtney
  • November 21, 1940 - June 18, 2017
  • Dallas, Texas

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James Baxter Courtney Jr., age 76, passed away on June 18, 2017 in Dallas, Texas. He was born on November 21, 194 in Mineral Wells, Texas to James Baxter Courtney and Eddie Pearl Cantrell. James was raised in Mineral Wells, Texas and graduated from Mineral Wells High School in 1958.

James served in the U.S. Army Infantry for two years in Berlin.

He married Debra Meeks in 1980 and the couple had two children. He was an examiner and abstracter at Landamerica Comonwealth Title where he worked for more than ten years.

In his spare time James enjoyed motorcycle racing, dirt track racing, care giving, and NASCAR.

His family and friends will always remember him as a wonderful, loving, and giving man who loved his family dearly.

He is preceded in death by his parents James Baxter Courtney and Eddie Pearl Courtney Walton.

James is survived by his wife Debra Courtney; his son James Baxter Courtney III; his daughter Crystal Courtney Harris; step-daughter Melissa Buckmeyer; granddaughters Alexis Courtney, Brittany Stone, and Maddison Vanhorn; and grandsons Brandon Stone, and Dillon Vanhorn.