Coury âKojakâ Joseph, 46, of Crane, passed away on Monday, January 14, 2019, in Midland.
Coury was born on December 27, 1972, in Odessa. He was a lifelong resident of Crane and a 1991 graduate of Crane High School. Coury attended Navarro Junior College and began his career with the Texas Department of Transportation and was currently Maintenance Crew Chief. Coury had worked for TXDOT for 25 years. He enjoyed playing golf, softball, and fishing. Coury loved watching sports and his favorite team was the Texas Longhorns. He was a skilled builder, and he enjoyed cooking out on the grill.
Coury was preceded in death by Otto and Jessie Mae Jones maternal grandparents; mother and father Robert Lenford and Mary Frances Joseph.
He is survived by his wife Kathy Joseph from midland; son Jordan Holguin and Stephanie Hernandez from Houston; daughter Lexus Joseph from Midland; son Torian Joseph from Crane. A brother Eddie Ray and his wife Sandra Jones from Odessa; sisters Lynell Mabry from Dallas, and Tammy Joseph from Odessa; nephews Dominque, Xavier, Jeremy, Bill, Brian, James Jr, Thomas, Gerald, and James Lorenzo; his niece Brittany; one and only grandson Brason Joseph; and a host of relatives and friends.
A viewing will be held at the Shaffer-Nichols Funeral Home on Sunday, January 20, 2019, from 10am until 8pm and on Monday, January 21, 2019, from 9am to 8pm. A Wake service will be held on Monday at 6:00pm at the Funeral Home. Services will be held at 11:00 am on Thursday, January 24, 2019, at the First Baptist Church in Crane with Reverend Jackie Jeffery Sr. officiating.
Arrangements are under the care and direction of Shaffer-Nichols Funeral Home of Crane.