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Charles Douglas Coggins

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Charles Douglas Coggins, age 69 of Zirconia was called home by Jesus on Monday, May 2nd, 2016 at his residence following a long and courageous battle with cancer. He was a son of the late, Robert and Corrie Morgan Coggins. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Lonnie and Donald Coggins; and his granddaughter, Raya Nelson.
A native of Henderson County; Charles graduated from East Henderson High School and proudly served during Vietnam from 1964 until 1967 in the United States Army. He was a member of Gap Creek Baptist Church in Marietta, South Carolina where he enjoyed his Sunday School Class. He was employed and was a fixture at Camp Arrowhead for Boys for over 25 years where he loved not only the staff, but all of the children as well. He loved spending time with his family; he was a helpful friend to all.
He is survived by his loving wife of 49 years, who he married on February 23rd, 1967, Renaye Staton Coggins; three children: Leray Coggins, Katrina Connor and husband, Rodney, and Charlene McCall and husband, Billy; seven grandchildren: Amber, Sawyer, and Matison Coggins, Kori and Samara Connor, and Luke and Sara McCall; and three great-granddaughters, Lexi, Aubrey, and Jeanna; and two brothers, Gerald Coggins and wife, Joyce and Dexter Coggins and wife, Bonnie.
The funeral service will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 5th, 2016 at Gap Creek Baptist Church, 381 Gap Creek Road, Marietta, SC 29661, conducted by the Reverend Harry Levell. Burial will follow the service in the church cemetery.
The family will receive friends for one hour prior to the service at the church.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations in Charles' memory be directed to Gap Creek Baptist Church – Nicaragua Mission Trip, 381 Gap Creek Road, Marietta, SC 29661.
An online register book is available for family and friends by visiting www.thosshepherd.com. Thos. Shepherd & Son Funeral Directors are in charge of the arrangements.
Published in The Times-News on May 4, 2016
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