Richard Eugene “Pete” Courtney

March 28, 1933 - April 27, 2015
Richard Eugene “Pete” Courtney


Richard Eugene “Pete” Courtney, age 82, of Wilmington passed away Monday, April 27, 2015.

Pete was born in Roanoke, VA. the son of Louis William Courtney and Pearle Thomas Courtney. Together with his parents he was predeceased by his brother Charles “Buddy” Courtney.

He is survived by his beloved wife of 58 1/2 years Helen and children Kathy (Tony) Bundy, Brian (Carolyn) Courtney and Bruce (Laura) Courtney. Grandchildren Cassie Cox, Sarah (Brad) Hess, Nicholas, Elizabeth Lauren and Elizabeth Ashleigh Courtney and Stephanie and Tyler Bundy. Great grandson Cameron Cox. Sisters Dorothy Adcox, Mary Boothe and Peggy Wells.

Pete worked as a draftsman in the Structural Steel Industry. He was a veteran and served his country with honor and distinction in the United States Army.

In his spare time he enjoyed golfing and woodworking.

In lieu of flowers contributions to the American Heart Association or Pine Valley Baptist Church, 3940 Shipyard Blvd. Wilmington, NC 28409,in memory of Pete would be greatly appreciated.

A service will be held 11:00 AM Thursday, April 30, 2015 at Pine Valley Baptist Church. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church.

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Wilmington Funeral & Cremation, 1535 S. 41st Street, Wilmington, NC 28403. 910.791.9099


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  • April 28, 2015
    Steve Renn says:
    Helen, I am very sorry for your loss. Pete was one of my favorite people I had the privilege of working with in my professional life. His sense of humor was a constant that made working with him special. Steve Renn