This was the final memorial that was planned by Courtney’s Family and his best friend Jeff Davy. It was held at Jeff’s Shop Devious Customs in Ontario, California. The turnout was amazing and the amount of people that came to show how much Courtney had a real impact on their lives was a great way to honor him. Many of his vehicles were there as well as a host of other trucks, cars, bikes and hot rods.
The crowd quickly built up as the sun started to make its decent for the day. Some massive sandwiches were put out along with some table-length burritos that Tito really would have dug into. A fully-loaded bar was constructed using the rear fenders from Jeff’s Peterbuilt Truck that is under construction.
Everyone gathered just after dark inside to watch the memorial videos that had been put together. Before the lights went out in the shop to watch the videos, Jeff pulled a cover from the top of a one-off piece of art that contains Courtney’s ashes. It is a breathtaking piece that was built by D-Bob and painted by K-Daddy as well as Craig Fraser. All of them were long time friends of Courtney’s.
After the videos concluded, Jeff made sure to give special thanks to everyone involved. He would like to thank Bob Hase, Moses for DJ’ing Courtney’s Mom Maggie, Jennifer Baker, Shenoa Robinson, Brian Goude & John O’Neill for the video, Shannon, Rusty the bartender and all of the members of Courtney’s club Negative Camber.
The night was filled with a few tears but mostly laughter, stories and memories of Courtney Halowell. It was a great testament to the impact he made, the lives he changed, the friends he had, the family that made him who he was, the work he put into the custom automotive scene and most of all, the love we all had for the one we affectionately called Tito.
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