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Harry Huitt Costner, Jr.

August 16, 1944 — September 9, 2021

Harry Huitt Costner, Jr., 77, of Davidson, North Carolina, passed away on September 9, 2021.

Harry was born in Lincolnton, NC on August 16, 1944 and was the son of Harry H. Costner, Sr. and Carolyn Turner Costner.

After graduating from North Carolina State University with honors, he joined the Humble Oil Company which later became Exxon Mobil. During his 36 year career, Harry held extensive positions in a worldwide basis primarily in the U.S., Canada, Belgium, France, Alaska, England and Aruba. While the ExxonMobil, Harry worked on such noted projects as the Alaska Pipeline and clean-up operation for the 1989 Exxon Valdez Oil Spill. After retiring from ExxonMobil, Harry started the Gulf Coast Division in Baton Rouge, LA for Becht Engineering, a leading international engineering consulting company.

Harry was always dedicated to serving charitable organizations and was on the Board of Directors for the Salvation Army, American Red Cross, Music at St. Alban’s, the Baton Rouge Symphony, the Corpus Christi Symphony, and the KREW of the Lincolnton YMCA.

He is survived by his oldest son, Harry Costner, III and his wife, Misty, and their daughter, Elizabeth; his youngest son, Brent Costner and his wife Delphine, and their children Aiden and Chloe. Harry is also survived by his younger sister, Cecelia Smith and her husband Chris Smith.

Harry was most proud of being a member of the Davidson United Methodist Church where he faithfully worshipped.

A graveside service will be held at 10:30 am on Monday, September 13, 2021 at Mimosa Cemetery in Davidson, NC.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Davidson United Methodist Church, in honor of his father, Harry H. Costner, Sr.

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