May 5, 1923 - Jan 14, 2014 OKLAHOMA CITY Ed Coon was born May 5, 1923, to Clyde and Bessie Coon in Oklahoma City. He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Clyde and Lewis; and sister, Mary Alice Stong. On March 20, 1945, he married the love of his life, Billie Bryan. Ed served in the Army Air Corps for three years as a navigator on a B-29, serving in the Pacific in WWII, making 24 bombing missions — earning two Distinguished Flying Cross Medals and five Air Medals. He served two years in Korea as a forward observer, flying 42 missions. Ed graduated from Classen H.S. and The University of Oklahoma School of Engineering. In 1984, he established his own engineering company with son, Bryan, and daughter, Patti. He is survived by wife, Billie; daughters, Bonnie Smith (Glen) and Patti Pojezny (Carl); son, Bryan Coon (Bev); seven grandchildren, Jill Ferrell (Jeff), Michael Pojezny (Michaela), Josh Smith (Lindsey), Brandon Coon (Crystal), Jill Stephens (Casey), Brittany Grubbs (Tyler), and Kevin Pojezny (Ashley); and great-grandchildren, Connor, Ryan, Rachael, Gavin, Greyson, Laura, Bailey, Kade, Teagan, Jacob, and Everly. A celebration of life will be held 10 a.m. Saturday, January 18, 2014, at Village United Methodist Church. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to Village UMC, 2501 W Britton Rd, OKC 73120.
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Published in The Oklahoman on Jan. 17, 2014