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Joe Coble

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Joe Coble


Charles Joseph "Joe" Coble, of Greenville, passed away on Monday, January 21, 2013.

Born in Laurinburg, North Carolina on April 2, 1939, he was the son of the late John Hanner Coble and Alma Presnell Coble. Mr. Coble was a graduate of N.C. State University where he served as the president of the SAE fraternity. After college he served in the United States Army for fifteen months, including a tour in Korea, then moved to Buffalo, New York to work for Buffalo Forge. He was married on September 3, 1965 to Sally Hudson Coble. In 1966, Mr. Coble moved to Greenville where he worked for Stipp & Powell, Inc. He later became a partner and president of the company. He retired in 2006 and loved spending his days at his farm in Gray Court and at Litchfield Beach with his family and friends. Mr. Coble served as a member of the Greenville YMCA Board and was also a member of the Greenville Country Club, Greenville Sportsman's Club, and the Greenville Saltwater Sportsman's Club. He was a devoted husband, father and grandfather.

In addition to his wife of 47 years, Mr. Coble is survived by a son, Charles Joseph Coble, Jr. and his wife Mandy Townsend Coble of Columbia; a daughter, Sarah Hanner Coble Pitts of Mount Pleasant; and four grandchildren, Caroline Taylor Coble, Charles Joseph Coble III, Ronald David Pitts III, and Sarah Foster Pitts; his sister Nancy Coble Marlowe and her husband William Marlowe of Wilson, North Carolina; five nephews and two nieces. He was predeceased by a daughter, Natalie Hudson Coble; a brother, John Hanner Coble, Jr.; and a niece, Elizabeth Marlowe.

A service to celebrate his life will be held on Friday, January 25 at 2:00 PM at First Presbyterian Church in Greenville with burial to immediately follow in Woodlawn Memorial Park. Visitation will be held at the Cobles' home following the committal service.

The family suggests that donations be made to Meals on Wheels, 15 Oregon Street, Greenville, SC 29605 or to Greenville Free Medical Clinic, 600 Arlington Avenue, Grenville, SC 29601.

Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

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Published in The Greenville News on Jan. 23, 2013
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