Lee Coon, Jr.

The celebration of life service for Clarence Lee Coon Jr. was held Jan. 6 at First United Methodist Church in Hartselle. Interment was Jan. 7 at 10 a.m. at The American Heritage Cemetery in Montgomery.

Mr. Coon died Jan. 3. He was born Oct. 26, 1924, in Hammond, La. He was the oldest of four children born to Clarence Lee Coon and Mary Mitchell Coon.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his two brothers, Jesse Coon and

Fred Coon; his sister, Grace Coon Adams; his first wife, Ida Sellers Coon; and a daughter, Cindy Coon.

Survivors include his wife, Elizabeth “Mitch” Coon; daughters, Leslie Wier (Bo), Cissy Lakin (Terry) and Mary Ellen Friedrich (Mark); son Lee Coon (Judy); and daughters Lisa Baxter (Howard), Arthur George Howell III and Amy Bell (Ray).

He also leaves 17 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren, and many nieces and

nephews.

Mr. Coon graduated from Drew (Miss.) High Cchool and started college at Mississippi State University in Starkville, Miss., during the summer of 1942 and attended there until spring 1943. He joined the U.S. Army and served in the Army Air Corps. He reached the rank of sergeant while serving as flight engineer in the 2nd Emergency Rescue Squadron in the South Pacific. He served in the Army until January 1946 and returned to MSU to finish his degree in agribusiness. Mr. Coon spent his career working in different facets of agricultural management.

The family wishes to give special thanks to the staff at Falkville Healthcare Center for their kindness and outstanding care.

Pallbearers were David Lakin, Ryan Lakin, David Wier, Colin Wier, Jackson Bell, Spencer Bell, Howard Baxter and Seth Baxter.

In lieu of flowers, the family wishes donations be made to The Good Samaritan Fund at First United Methodist Church, 210 Hickory Street SE, Hartselle, AL 35640.

 

 

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