Lt. Col. Ernest A. Courrier Jr.
WILLIAMSBURG, WV - Lt. Col. Ernest A. Courrier Jr. (Retired), 83, of Williamsburg, passed away Nov. 2, 2019.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Dr. and Mrs. Ernest Courrier; sister, Neva Taylor; and brother, John Courrier.
As a recipient of the Legion of Merit Award, Ernest proudly served with both the Marines and the Air Force. His Air Force career was spent as a chief analyst regarding space surveillance and intelligence collection, interfacing with the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the Defense Intelligence Agency.
Ernest acquired his Bachelors of Science from West Virginia University. He was a 32nd degree Mason, and enjoyed membership with the Gideons, the American Legion, and the Boy Scouts of America. He was also a member of Walnut Hills Baptist Church, serving as both a Sunday School teacher and a Deacon. He was also a sports enthusiast.
He is survived by his wife, Constance Tribett Courrier; son, Ernest A. III (Vicki); daughters, Kimberly Thorn (William) and Kelley Peets (Richard); grandchildren, Kevin Thorn, Katie Brown, Eric Peets, David Peets, Nathan Peets, Amanda Burwell, Cambria O'Dell, Alexandra Courrier, and Samantha Neal; and brother, Dr. James Courrier (Dinah). He is also survived by Landyn Deboard, Wyatt O'Dell, Zakary and Bodhi Peets, Audrey and Asher Peets, K.J. and Sydney Brown, Noah and Ali Burwell, and Anderson Neal.
A Graveside Service will be held on Saturday, September 25, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. in the Queens Point Cemetery, Keyser, WV with Reverend Beth Jacobson and Reverend Sally Bartling officiating. Full Military Honors will be accorded by The United States National Air Force Honor Guard and the American Legion Post 13 Honor Guard.
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