Edward M. Coon

May 5, 1923 – January 14, 2014 coon edward m. obit pic

Ed Coon was born May 5,1923, to Clyde and Bessie Coon in Okla. City. Preceeded 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 3 years as a navigator on a B-29, serving in the Pacific in WWII, making 24 bombing missions—earning 2 distinguished flying cross medals, and 5 air medals. Served 2 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); 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). Great grandchildren Connor, Ryan, Rachael, Gavin, Greyson, Laura, Bailey, Kade, Teagan, Jacob, and Everly.

A celebration of life will be held at 10:00 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 Road, OKC 73120.

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  1. Uncle Ed was a remarkable man who will be missed by family and friends. He reveled in challenges and succeeded in so many endeavors. His greatest legacy is the family that he and Billie created. May you all find peace and comfort in the promise of everlasting life.

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