David J. Coughenour Jr., 91, of Midland passed away on April 3, 2013 at home in Midland, Texas. He was born on August 12, 1921 in Pennsylvania. Dave served in the US Army with the 13th Black Cat Armored Division in France and Germany during WWII. Dave met and married Illen Stucky on August 2, 1944 and moved to the Midland area in 1945. A pioneer of the Permian Basin, he worked for The Superior Oil Company, retiring after 34 years of service. David enjoyed a good barbeque, a cool bowling alley'; time fishing with friends and family, a cold beer and a shot. He is preceded in death by his wife Illen; sister, Elizabeth Yommer; brother, O.H. Leichliter. David is survived by his son, D.J. Coughenour of Midland; daughter, Deborah Coughenour of Austin; brother, Reverend Don and wife Helen Coughenour of FL, and younger brother, Reverend Robert and wife Betty Coughenour of FL; numerous nieces and nephews. The family gives many thanks to Hospice of Midland, Dr. Bartha, Angie and Tammie for the loving care of Our Father. Much appreciation for Art, Erica, Natalie, Debbie and Mary for the loving daily care they gave Pops. Thanks to the Encompass Home Healthy for the years of care and help and the Ladies of Poppy Flowers. Family will receive friends on Sunday, April 7, 2013 between the hours of 1:00-3:00pm at Ellis Funeral Home. A graveside service has been scheduled for 11:00am on Monday, April 8, 2013 at Resthaven Memorial Park. Online condolences may be offered at www.ellisfunerals.com.
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Published in Midland Reporter-Telegram from Apr. 6 to Apr. 7, 2013