Clarence Coursey

Clarence Earle Coursey

Saturday, August 16th, 1930 - Friday, May 8th, 2020
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Clarence Earle Coursey, 89, of Holderness, died on May 8, 2020 at Speare Memorial Hospital, in Plymouth, after a period of declining health.

Born in Beebe River, NH on August 16, 1930, he was the son of Clarence R. and Nettie (Leach) Coursey. Earle grew up in Beebe River and has been a resident of Plymouth and Holderness area all his life. He attended the Beebe River School and Plymouth High School.

Earle went on to work at Draper Corporation, Dings Esso Service Station, Pease Motors, Deming Chevrolet, worked for 10 years as a salesman for Sanel Auto parts, and owned and operated Midtown Texaco, all in Plymouth. Earle owned and operated, with his family, Guinan’s Sports Center for twenty-six years, with shops at Tenney Mountain and Waterville Estates. He also owns and operated the office and retail building at 2 Post Office Square, Plymouth.

Earle was a member of the Olive Branch Masonic Lodge for sixty-four years, and the Holderness Community Church. Earle also had his private pilots license and enjoyed talking about his many flights over the White Mountains.

Earle was predeceased by his brother, Charles Coursey and his sister Frances O’Shea.

Earle is survived by his wife of sixty-seven years, Betty J. (Wilson) Coursey, his children, David Coursey and his wife Joan, Deborah Callahn, Robert W. Coursey and his wife Shelly, Steven R. Coursey, Susan E. Coursey, eight grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren, his siter, Barbara Currier and many nieces and nephews.

A private graveside service will be held in the Riverside Cemetery, Plymouth. The Rev. Christopher Drew, pastor of the Holderness Community Church, will officiate.

Memorial donation may be made to the NH Humane Society, 1305 Meredith Center Road, Laconia, NH. 03246 or
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    Riverside Cemetery
    Fairgrounds Road
    Plymouth, NH 03264
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A graveside service was held for the family on Friday, May 15th., in Riverside Cemetery.


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Judy Gray

Posted at 04:57pm
My heartfelt condolences to the Coursey Family. I was blessed enough to share my youth downstairs at the ski shop in Plymouth where I would find my dad talking up a storm with Earl. A very sweet man. Fondly, Judy Gray

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