James S. Coon, 86, of Urbana, passed away on Tuesday, August 16, 2016 in Hearth & Home of Urbana.
He was born on May 11, 1930 in Clark County, OH, the son of the late Raymond E. and Stella (Cartmell) Coon. James was a general contractor with R.E. Coon & Sons, Director of Grounds and Maintenance for Urbana City Schools and later served as an Urbana Township Trustee. He was a member of the Masonic Temple Harmony Lodge No. 8 and the Urbana Shrine Club.
Survivors include his wife of 64 years, Margit (Pinelli) Coon; sons, Marty (Laura) Hess and Bruce Coon (Steve Page); daughter, Deborah Kay Mefford; 4 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren; and brother, Donald (Sharon) Coon.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Raymond F. Coon, Thomas Coon and Billy Coon; and sister, Edna (Coon) Dresen.
Family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. on Friday, August 19, 2016 in the WALTER & STOWE FUNERAL HOME, Urbana, with a Masonic service at 7:45 p.m. A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, August 20, 2016 in the funeral home with Pastor Dwight Pullins officiating. Burial will follow in Grandview Cemetery, Urbana.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Miami Valley, 46 N. Detroit St., Suite B, Xenia, OH 45385 or to the American Heart Association, Great Rivers Affiliate, P.O. Box 15120, Chicago, ILL 60693.
Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.walterfunerals.com.