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Courtney "Coonie" Blacketer, Jr
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Birth: Oct. 18, 1923
Death: Nov. 8, 2011

Courtney "Coonie" Blacketer, Jr., age 88 of West Lebanon, IN died at 5:40 p.m. on Tuesday, November 8, 2011 at IU Health in Lafayette.

He was born in Covington on October 18, 1923 to the late Cortney and Susie Weber Blacketer. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Charles Blacketer; a sister, Ella Marie Dobbs and 2 infant sisters. He married Anna Groff on July 3, 1947 in Sterling, Indiana. She survives.

Also surviving are 4 children, Gary Blacketer (wife: Diane) of West Lebanon, Colleen Wright (husband: Mark) of State Line, Brian Blacketer (wife: Annemarie) of Georgetown, Illinois and Gloria McGowen (companion: Eric Brutus) of Pine Village; 3 sisters, Josephine Galloway of Covington, Vivian McDaniel of Attica and Maralee Benedict of Williamsport; 8 grandchildren, Tiffany Blacketer, Michael Blacketer, Matt Sims (wife: Stacey), Courtney Blacketer, Seth Blacketer, Ethan Blacketer, Anna McGowen, and Cameron McGowen; 6 stepgrandchildren, Dustin Wright (wife: Nancy), Alicia Avalos (husband: Phil), Diane Gray (husband: John), Katie Young, Laci Ransom, and Brooke Ransom and 13 great-grandchildren.

He served in the US Navy during World War II in both the European and South Pacific Theatres. He participated in the Invasion of Sicily and saw action in Italy, France, South Africa and the South Pacific.
 
 
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 Parents:
  Cortney Blacketer (1890 - 1976)
  Edna Susan Weber Blacketer (1894 - 1975)
 
 Siblings:
  Charles Edward Blacketer (1920 - 1968)*
  Ella Marie Blacketer Dobbs (1922 - 2007)*
  Courtney Blacketer (1923 - 2011)
  Vivian Blacketer McDaniel (1925 - 2014)*
  Wenonah Jean Blacketer (1928 - 1929)*
  Augusta Blacketer (1932 - 1932)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
West Lebanon Cemetery
West Lebanon
Warren County
Indiana, USA
 
Created by: Bob & Nancy Cannon
Record added: Nov 10, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 80172886
Courtney Coonie Blacketer, Jr
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Courtney Coonie Blacketer, Jr
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- Sgt Daxter
 Added: Nov. 11, 2011

- Sgt Daxter
 Added: Nov. 11, 2011

- Bob & Nancy Cannon
 Added: Nov. 10, 2011
 
 
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