Dwight Franklin Coursey
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Dwight Coursey, beloved husband, father, grandfather and friend, filled these roles with love and joy. His kindness and caring will be greatly missed. Dwight was the best friend and supporter to his wife of 35 years, Gayle Joseph. He adored his children, their spouses and grandchildren. His enjoyment was reading, puttering around the house, and meeting with friends. In his earlier days, he was a champion bass fisherman and boating enthusiast. In recent years, he enjoyed membership in the Lake Pontchartrain Sail & Power Squadron and socializing with fellow members. Dwight was a man of faith and treasured his time with his church family at Berean Ministries. In 1959, he graduated from Istrouma High School and then attended LSU. Most of Dwight's career was in the high tech industry. He was a regional manager for the Southwest for Caere Corporation when bar code and OCR systems were first introduced. Dwight received several prestigious awards for being Caere's top salesman. He continued in the field with other companies servicing banking clientele. He was the owner of Coursey's Fish Bowl and volunteered for the Buckskin Bill childrens' TV show. Those left to cherish his memories are his devoted wife, Gayle Joseph; children, Holly Coursey Jimison and husband, Chris, Kim Coursey Gallardo and husband, Jesse, Craig Franklin Coursey and wife, Rebecca, Michaelyn Broussard and husband, Rick Johnson, and Gregory Joseph Craig and wife, Kelley; and grandchildren, who were his delight, Sabrina, Kaylee, Quinten, Celeste, Garrett, Sam and Jesse Nathaniel. Dwight is preceded in death by his parents, Frank and Ethel Coursey. The immediate family members will have a private service. We will welcome the time when we can again enjoy being with extended family and friends. Family and friends are invited to sign the online guestbook at www.greenoaksfunerals.com.

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Published in The Advocate from Oct. 17 to Oct. 18, 2020.
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October 19, 2020
Gayle - Dwight was a special guy and will be missed. I enjoyed spending time with you both at the Lake Pontchartrain Sail & Power Squadron meetings and rendezvous - and your support for the Madisonville Wood Boat Festival. He won awards for the squadron as editor of our newsletter - always well done. Our thoughts and prayers are with all the Coursey's and their dear friends through this time of grief - he is in a good place, just arriving there too soon. Until we all meet again - rest in peace, Dwight.
Chris Houha
Friend
October 18, 2020
Gayle, My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. May your memories bring you comfort in the coming days.
Janie williams
Coworker
October 18, 2020
Cherished cousin who leaves a hole in my heart.
SuRita Coursey Hicklin
Family
October 18, 2020
Gayle ,so very sorry for your loss. I will keep you and your family in my heart and prayers. Love you,Glynn McPherson Hankins
Glynn Hankins
Classmate
October 18, 2020
Dwight and I are first cousins, his mother Ethel and my mother Jenny Lou were sisters. my family visited many times at their home in Baton Rough. Through out the years we saw less of each other , but the memories linger on . May the Lords Blessing be upon all of you in the coming days.
John Edna Gillmore
October 18, 2020
I’m so sorry to learn of Dwight’s passing. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers. Lots of love.
Marian Lapham Hazlip
(Dwight’s cousin)
Marian Lapham Hazlip
Family
October 17, 2020
GAYLE, My deepest sympathies go out to you and your family. May God give you the peace that you seek. May my condolences bring you comfort and may my prayers ease the pain of this loss. I am so sorry you are having to go through these dark days. Jerry & I feel honored to have been included in Dwight’s friends and will miss his stories, humor & warm hugs. We are thankful for his friendship and will certainly miss him. All our love and Blessings. . Pud’n & Jerry
Pud’n Palmer Waller
Friend
October 17, 2020
Gayle, My deepest sympathies go out to you and your family. May God give you the peace that you seek. May my condolences bring you comfort and may my prayers ease the pain of this loss. I am so sorry you are having to go through this and want you to know we loved being included in Dwight’s friends. He was a remarkable person who will be deeply missed. His passing breaks my heart.
All our love & prayers. Pud’n & Jerry
Pud’n Palmer Waller
Friend
October 17, 2020
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October 17, 2020
Mr Dwight was kind, considerate and wise. A truly GODLY man I was honored to know. He greeted everyone with a sweet smile and uplifting word. He holds a special place in my heart. We love you Mr Dwight you will be deeply missed.
Janet
Friend
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