|Birth: ||Sep. 7, 1923, USA|
|Death: ||Dec. 29, 2007|
John Coe Obituary
John R. Coe, the East Ridge Lawnmower Man, 84, passed away Saturday, December 29, 2007, in a local hospital.
He was a member of Cloud Springs Baptist Church and was retired from Combustion Engineering.
John was instrumental in the formation of the East Ridge Police Department in East Ridge Tennessee, was an avid square dancer in the Ridge Runners group and a member of East Ridge Lodge #755 F&AM.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served in the European Theater during World War II, and was a recipient of the Purple Heart, four Bronze Stars and the Criox de Guerre.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Rosa L. Coe; four sisters, Pearl Killian, Gertie Gass, Lucy Wilson and Marie Carruth; three brothers, Hayes Coe, Willie Coe and Rex Coe.
Survivors include his son, Dennis Gary Coe, of Chino Hills, Calif.; daughter, Darlene Coe Kyle, of Lake Jackson, Texas; six grandchildren and one great-granddaughter; one brother, Taylor Coe, Athens, Tenn.; two sisters, Mary Lou Wilson, of Etowah. Tenn., and Faye Cronan, of Cleveland, Tenn., several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at Cloud Springs Baptist Church with Bobby Summitt officiating. Burial will be in Chattanooga National Cemetery with Ronnie Denton, Lee Denton, Danny Denton, Clint Coe, James Culbertson, Scott Keene and Edwin Wilson serving as pallbearers.
The family will receive friends from 2-6 p.m. today at the East Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory and Florist, 404 S. Moore Road.
Taylor Fouts Coe (1882 - 1953)
Feba Lindsey Coe (1884 - 1972)
Rosa L. Moore Coe (1927 - 2007)
Pearl J. Coe Killian (1905 - 1993)*
Hayse William Coe (1909 - 1999)*
Mary Lou Coe Wilson (1911 - 2013)*
Taylor Fletcher Coe (1914 - 2009)*
Lucy Coe Wilson (1915 - 2000)*
Richard Coe (1917 - 1920)*
Willie D. Coe (1919 - 1995)*
Marie Coe Carruth (1921 - 2000)*
John R. Coe (1923 - 2007)
Lola Fay Coe Cronan (1926 - 2011)*
Chattanooga National Cemetery
Plot: Section UU, Site 861
Created by: Richard B. Tucker, Sr.
Record added: Aug 14, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 29026371
US ARMY - WWII|
Added: Nov. 15, 2009
Added: Mar. 22, 2009