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William Royden Coursen, Jr.

January 31, 1935 ~ January 2, 2020 (age 84)

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William Royden Coursen Jr. passed away on January 2, 2020.  William was born on January 31, 1935 in Vineland New Jersey.  He was the son of William Royden Coursen and Elizabeth Eleanor Schneider.  He was married to Winifred Joan Barton in Camden New Jersey on July 3, 1954.  They were married for 57 years until her death on May 8, 2012.

William served in the Air Force in Topeka Kansas during the Korean War.  He married Winifred and they started a family.  William drove a bus in Philadelphia and they later moved to Florida where he worked in agriculture.  William also worked as an EMT at a local hospital. 

William and Winifred enjoyed walking, taking drives, and visiting with people.  William collected walking sticks, Louise L’Amour books, and baseball caps. 

William had a passion for creation and educated himself in the creation and evolution debate.  He utilized the local newspaper to express his faith in God and creation.  As William’s health began to fail he could be found at home working puzzles and munching on Austin Cheese crackers.  William always loved his ice cream cones.

William is survived by his son John D. Coursen of Casper, son William H. Coursen of Casper, daughter Susan J. Walker of Casper, son and daughter-in-law Dan S. and Shannon Coursen of Casper, son and daughter-in-law Tim A. and Cheryl Coursen of Casper, fourteen Grandchildren and fourteen Great Grandchildren.  William was preceded in death by his parents, son James L. Coursen and daughter Sharon A Terrillion. 

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Memorial Service
January 11, 2020

10:00 AM
Bustard's Funeral Home (Casper)
600 CY Avenue
CASPER, WY 82601

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