John W. Coon Jr.

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John W. Coon Jr., 92, of Carverton went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, Oct. 13, 2012, at the Meadows Nursing Center, Dallas.

Mr. Coon was born in Carverton on Sept. 22, 1920 and was the son of the late John W. and Nora Johnson Coon.

John, or Johnny, as most of his friends called him, was a dairy farmer from childhood. He ran and operated the dairy farm with his father for nearly 40 years. Before retirement, John drove a school bus for Emmanuel Bus Lines.

He was a member of the Northmoreland Baptist Church, Centermoreland.

His wife, Hilda M. Coon, died in 2009. He was also preceded in death by brothers, Herman and Bertram Coon; sisters, Madaline Riaubia, Ruby Dixon and Arla Charney.

He is survived by his daughter, Sandra Ide and her husband, Carl; son, Jack Coon and his wife, Debbie, Wyoming; five grandchilden; nine great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

The family would like to express gratitude to the Meadows Nursing Center and Hospice of the Sacred Heart, Wilkes-Barre, for the loving care that was given to their loved one.

Mr. Coon's funeral will be held Tuesday from the Northmoreland Baptist Church, 21 Ripple Brook Road, Centermoreland, with the Rev. James Howell, retired, officiating.

Interment will be in Memorial Shrine Park, Franklin Township. Friends may call from 10 to 11 a.m. prior to the service at the church on Tuesday.

The family requests that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions be sent to the Northmoreland Baptist Church, 21 Ripple Brook Road, Tunkhannock, PA 18657.

Funeral arrangements are by the Curtis L. Swanson Funeral Home Inc., routes 29 and 118, Pikes Creek.

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Published in Citizens' Voice from Oct. 14 to Oct. 15, 2012