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Obituary - Courtney Theoppolius Goldwire
Courtney Theoppolius Goldwire

A Time To Be Born: Courtney Theoppolius Goldwire was born on May 5, 1981 to Drs. Franklin and Cheryl Goldwire.  He was preceded in death by maternal grandparents Jesse and Rebecca Roberts, paternal grandfather Rubin Goldwire Sr, uncles Jesse Bernard Roberts, Bishop Reginald Roberts, Moses Goldwire, aunts Dr. Brenda Lovett and Christola Stewart, a cousin Dr. Ramona Lovett, and a nephew Franklin Whitney Goldwire,Jr.

A Time To Know God: He joined the Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church at an early age.  He sang in the Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church Choir.

A Time To Live: He attended the public schools of the Effing-ham County School System and participated in the marching band percussion section. He received his Bachelor of Arts of Psychology degree from Argosy University.  He met and married his high school sweetheart Patrice Davis. This blessed union brought along one son Bryce.  He was a member of Widow Son Lodge #396 of Guyton, Georgia.  He was employed as a Federal Correctional Officer at the Federal Correctional Institute of Estill, South Carolina for over ten years.  He also worked at Effingham Sheriff’s Office as a deputy sheriff and Effingham County Prison as a correctional officer for several years.  

A Time To Rest:  On Monday, January 16, 2023 at Memorial Health University Medical Center, Savannah, Georgia, God called Courtney from labor to reward.

A Time To Love:  Courtney “Corkscrew” leaves his devoted family who will miss his quiet smile, calmness, chilled, laid back demeanor, kind and supportive soul. Among those who will mourn are his wife of seventeen years, Mrs. Patrice Michelle Goldwire, and one son who will miss him dearly: Bryce Connor Goldwire, both of Guyton, Georgia; his parents Drs. Franklin and Cheryl Goldwire of Guyton, Georgia;  his siblings Dr. Franklin W. Goldwire (Vanessa, Maj. USAF Retired) of Alpharetta, Georgia; Seth C. Goldwire (Crystal) of Charlotte, North Carolina;  Latoya J. Jones (Anthony) of Guyton, Georgia; Roderick L. Jefferson (Monica) of Pooler, Georgia; Mimi Hayes (Nate) of Guyton, Georgia; Grandmother: Thelma Goldwire of Clyo, Georgia; Father-in-law: John Davis and Mother-in-law: Joyce “Baby” Davis, both of Clyo, Georgia, Sisters-in-law: Casey Davis, Tsgt USAF, of Warner Robbins, Georgia, Rena D. Cole (Herman, Chief, USN) Fallon, Nevada. 

Brothers in Law: Johndrill Davis (Natalie) Fallon, Nevada; Minister Ricky Davis (Amber) Canton, Georgia; Jonathan Davis, Clyo, Georgia; Aunts: Ruth N. Goldwire of Clyo, Georgia; Dorothy Davis (Ricardo) of Savannah, Georgia; Flores’s Grimes of Athens, Georgia; Sheila Thompson of Guyton, Georgia; Uncles: Rubin Goldwire (Grace) of Savannah, Georgia; Minister John A. Goldwire (Eva) of Clyo, Georgia; JoeNathan Goldwire (Wanda) of Spartanburg, South Carolina; Kelvin A. Goldwire, of Savannah, Georgia; Wayne E. Roberts (Chante) of Huntersville, North Carolina, John K. Roberts, of Warrensville, Ohio; a niece who was like a daughter: Karie Scott (Mark) of Jacksonville, Florida and a host of special family: a goddaughter, a godson, nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins, friends and co-workers. 

 A viewing was held Jan. 20 at Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church, 724 Central Blvd, Guyton. 

A celebration of life was held Jan. 21 at St. Mark Missionary Baptist Church, Clyo.  

Service of Interment Ferguson Cemetery, Guyton.