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Carl Courtright VIRGINIA BEACH - Retired U.S. Navy Civil Engineer Corps Capt. Carl Courtright, 79, passed away peacefully, attended to by his loving family Nov. 16, 2008. He was preceded in death by his wife, Kathryn Ann Williams Courtright; his parents, Harry and Ruby Courtright; brother, Richard and sisters, Ruth and Helen. Capt. Courtright was a graduate of Shelbyville High School, 1947, attended the United States Naval Academy graduating in 1951 with a Bachelor of Science degree. Graduate education included Rensselaer Poly Institute, 1955, master's degree in civil engineering, and the University of Illinois, 1962, master's degree in structural and nuclear engineering. Capt. Courtright served in the United States Navy for 30 years, retiring in 1979, and received numerous awards including the Bronze Star Medal with Combat V, Silver Star, and Legion of Merit. After retirement from the military, he worked for the Hampton Roads Sanitation District retiring in 1990. Left to celebrate his life are his son, Dr. Michael Richard Courtright and wife Cynthia; his daughter, Julie Ann Carter and husband Gary; grandchildren, Kristin, Jennifer, Jason, Christopher and Michael Ryan; and great-granddaughter, Emma Jayne. Following cremation in Virginia Beach, Capt. Courtright will be taken back to his home town, Shelbyville, Ill., in the spring of 2009 for internment.

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Published in The Virginian Pilot on Dec. 3, 2008
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