OAKLAND — Paul Eugene “Gene” Coon, 67, of Ashmore, died Sunday, Aug. 2, 2020, at Sarah Bush Lincoln Hospital, Mattoon.A funeral service is 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 8, at Krabel …
OAKLAND — Paul Eugene “Gene” Coon, 67, of Ashmore, died Sunday, Aug. 2, 2020, at Sarah Bush Lincoln Hospital, Mattoon. He retired from the Union Pacific Railroad.
A funeral service is 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 8, at Krabel Funeral Home. Burial follows in Oakland Cemetery. Visitation is from 10 a.m. until the service time Saturday at the funeral home.
Mr. Coon was born Dec. 16, 1952, in Charleston, the son of Paul H. and Lois Louise Richey Coon. He married Irene Lucille Woodfall Sept. 6, 1980, and she survives.
He is also survived by three children, Casey Ann Coon (Dr. David Fletcher) of Monticello, Chad Eugene Coon of Oakland and Christopher James Coon of Ashmore; his parents, Paul and Lois Coon of Oakland; one brother, Steve Coon of Oakland; and a grandson, Cash Christopher Coon of Ashmore.
Mr. Coon was a member of the Oakland Masonic Lodge #219. He also worked grinding stumps and for Oakland Peace Meals. He enjoyed being outdoors, fishing, watching Illini Sports, cooking on the grill and visiting with friends in his garage.
Memorial donations may be made to Oakland Peace Meals or the Oakland Food Pantry.
Online condolences at www.krabelfuneralhome.com.