Raymond E. Courte, Sr., age 85, of LaBelle passed away Thursday, July 14, 2011 at Hope Hospice in Lehigh Acres, FL. Raymond was born September 6, 1925 in Stamford, CT. He is the son of the late Raymond and the late Helen (Yues) Courte. He was the owner of R & S Towing & Repair Shop for over 25 years in Hollywood, FL. He lived in LaBelle for over eight years. His biggest love was Nascar races. He is survived by his loving wife Debbie (Friedman) Courte and his best pal Hap-Hap; two daughters: Barbara LeBlance and Jean Mallett; two sons: Raymond Courte, Jr and Richard Courte, eleven grandchildren and thirteen great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his first wife May Courte; son: John Courte and brother: Hugh Courte. Interment was in Hollywood Memorial Gardens North, Hollywood, FL on July 20, 2011. . Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral Home - LaBelle .