The Edmond Sun


March 28, 2013

Arnold Lee Courts

EDMOND —     Arnold Lee Courts, 78, long-time resident of Edmond, Okla., went to be with his Lord and Savior on March 24, 2013.   He was born September 5, 1934, in Okeene, Okla., to William and Jennie (Dikkers) Courts, and graduated from Okeene High School in 1952.  He married Delores Ann Buckley in 1978, and together they established Mid-State Appraisals in Edmond in 1985, which he managed until his retirement in 2012. 

    He was an active member of the Edmond Lion’s Club, serving as vice president, president, and then taletwister.  He attended Crossings Community Church, and he enjoyed fishing, camping, visiting family, and meeting friends for breakfast in downtown Edmond, where he was a founding member of the “L&B Club” (Liars & Braggers).  

    He is preceded in death by his wife Delores; sons Danny and Richard; his parents; brothers Harold and Jim, and a sister, Doris (Courts) Fast. 

    He is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Connie and Owen James of Oklahoma City, Okla., his son and daughter-in-law, Doug and Denise Courts of Oklahoma City, step-children Bruce and Cindy Buckley of Edmond, Dennis Buckley of Oklahoma City, DeeAnn and Mark Caples of Coppell, Texas, and Melissa and Darrell Steele of Goldsboro, N.C.; his brother Oliver and his wife Maxine, of Crosslake, Minn.; a sister-in-law Iola of Monte Vista, Colo., and daughters-in law Tami Courts of Oklahoma City and Ladonna Courts of Edmond. Arnold was a devoted grandpa to 16 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren, and a loving uncle to several nieces and nephews.

    His jokes and good nature are missed by a host of family and friends. 

    Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. Friday evening at Matthews Funeral Home.  In following his wishes, all are invited to a celebration of his at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 30, at Matthews Funeral Home in Edmond.  Interment in Memorial Park Cemetery will follow services.

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