Dennis “Butch” Courtney

Dennis “Butch” Courtney

Dennis “Butch” Courtney, 1940 - 2020

February 1, 2020

Obituary

Dennis (Butch) Courtney 79, passed away February 1, 2020 in the arms of his loving wife of 31 years and surrounded by family at his home in Virginia Beach, Virginia. He was preceded in death by his parents.
Left to cherish his memory is his loving wife of 31 years, Virginia “Ginger” Courtney, children, Kim Tull, Pam Tigmo, Dennis Courtney Jr., Jim Stauffer, Troy Forehand, Christine Laxson, Dina Carter, Mike Stauffer, and Alan Forehand, 18 grandchildren, brother James B. Courtney Jr., and many other family members and friends.
He was a member of Virginia Beach Christian Church and past member of the Moose lodge.
Mr. Courtney (our WorkerB) retired twice .Once from Dover Elevator Co. and then from W.R. Grace Co..  He did, however, continue to work part time at various companies, and at nearly 80 was working a  landscaping job with Bills Landscaping Company.  He could keep up with the best of them, and it’s what he enjoyed.  Even though he was a dedicated worker, he still was a man who knew how to enjoy life. His favorite quote was from his grandfather, who said,”its not work that kills you but the couch”. He also took great pride in his home and yard, and when he would stop work, he would usually start again at the homefront.
He loved all his family dearly, and he and his wife Ginger shared a special bond and love that will surpass time.  When asked about hobbies, he used to say “Ginger” is my hobby.
A Celebration of Life Service will be held Friday, February 7, 2020 at 4:00PM at Altmeyer Funeral Home, 5033 Rouse Drive, Virginia Beach, Virginia, 23462 with a reception to follow. To express online condolences and read the full obituary, please visit www.vacremationsociety.com. In lieu of flowers, donations to St. Jude or CHKD would be appreciated.