Harry D. Courson, 96, of Sugar Maple Road, Emlenton, a well-known area resident and World War II veteran, passed away at his farm Friday morning. Harry was born on March 3, 1922, in Chicora. He was the son of the late Clifford and Viola Cobbett Courson. He was retired from the Quaker State Oil Refining Corp. in Emlenton, and had been a longtime member of St. Michael Roman Catholic Church in Emlenton. Harry was a patriotic American and a proud U.S. Army veteran of World War II, serving in the Medical Corps in the European Theater of Operations. Harry enjoyed mowing grass with his riding mower, riding his ranger in the woods, the company of his dogs, working outdoors around his farm, tinkering in his carpenter shop, and visiting with family and friends with a cold beer, a glass of homemade wine, or a shot of Jim Beam. He was preceded in death by his wife, Thelma R. Serafine Courson, whom he married July 11, 1942, in Bradys Bend. Mrs. Courson passed away on March 6, 2013. He is survived by a son, James D. Courson and his wife, Susan, of Emlenton; a daughter, Rose Ann Klingler and her husband, Ron, of Shreveport, La.; six grandsons, Aaron Larimore and his wife, Darcy, Clayton J. Courson and his wife, Tammy, Jason Larimore and his wife, Rhonda, Tyson Larimore and his wife, Lucretia, Adam Courson and his girlfriend, Melissa Lloyd, and Brad Courson and his wife, Amanda "Mandy"; six great-grandchildren, Dylan, Emilee, Hannah, Jordan, Jadyn and Cora; as well as a number of brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to his parents and his wife, Harry was preceded in death by a number of brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law. COURSON - Friends of Harry D. Courson, who died Friday, Aug. 31, 2018, will be received from 1 to 3 and 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at Hile Funeral Home, 1204 Kerr Ave., Emlenton. A funeral service will be held at 1:30 p.m. Sunday from the funeral home with the Rev. Mark Rusnak officiating. Interment will be at St. Mary Cemetery in Bradys Bend. For more information or to leave a condolence, please visit www.hilefh.com .