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STATESBORO, Ga. - Mr. James Allen Koon, age 83, died on Friday June 27, 2014 at East Georgia Regional Medical Center. The Ware Shoals S.C. native was a veteran of the U.S. Army having served during the Korean War as a 1st Lieutenant. He was a 1952 graduate of Clemson University with a degree in Industrial Engineering. Mr. Koon worked for Burlington and BGF for over 35 years in different areas of the country including SC, NC, GA and Tennessee before retiring in 1991. He was a Quality Control Engineer and was recognized for his work in Statistical Quality Control. He loved playing golf and enjoyed spending time with the 10:30 R.J.'s Coffee Club.
Surviving are his wife of 39 years Kathleen Arganbright Koon of Statesboro, GA; a daughter and son-in-law Melinda and Ron Hillman of Oak Ridge, TN; two sons and daughters-in-law Lee and Sharron Koon of Cleveland, TN and Phillip Koon and Kristen Lindelow of Huntsville, AL; a sister Jeannette Davis of Deltonia, FL; five grandchildren and two great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews also survive.
A visitation will be held on Monday from 1:30 p.m. until 2:30 p.m. at Joiner-Anderson Funeral Home.
The funeral service will be held on Monday at 2:30 p.m. in the Chapel of Joiner-Anderson Funeral Home with Dr. David Williams officiating.
Honorary pallbearers will be members of the 10:30 R.J.'s Coffee Club and the Wednesday Night Card Club.
The family requests that memorial contributions be made to the Humane Society of Statesboro/Bulloch County P.O. Box 581 Statesboro, GA 30459.
Friends may sign the online register book at www.joineranderson.com.
Joiner-Anderson Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Statesboro Herald, June 29, 2014
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Published in Statesboro Herald from June 30 to July 8, 2014