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William "Bill" Coburn, 74, of Fairmont Road, Rivesville, passed away early Saturday afternoon in Monongalia County.
He was born April 2, 1942, in Crown, son of the late Albert and Elfreda Trickett Coburn.
Mr. Coburn was a retired coal miner, working at Consol /Osage mines, with 28 years of service. He was a member of UMW, Fairmont Local 1501. He earlier served as a mechanic for Garvin's Dairy. He also was a long-time employee for Jack Smith Auto Wrecking in Mount Morris, Pennsylvania.
Mr. Coburn enjoyed hunting, fishing and driving his four-wheeler. He enjoyed family trips to Smoke Hole. He truly was an outdoor person. He often collected bricks and rocks for gardening. He loved his pets.
Survivors include his wife, Doris Jean Coburn of Rivesville; three sons and their spouses, Joseph Brian and Megan Coburn of Rivesville, John Edward Coburn of Fairmont and William Franklin Coburn Jr. of Fairmont; four daughters, JoAnn "Toot" Baker and her partner Dan Whinnie of Barrackville, Deanna Marie Coburn of Belington, Chrystal Haseleu and her partner Eugene Levtov of Chesapeake, Virginia, and Sharon Clutter of Fairmont; a sister and her husband, Phyllis and John Jimmie of Fairmont; and seven grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by two brothers, Larry and Albert Coburn.
Mr. Coburn has chosen cremation services. His family will greet friends from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. Sunday at Ford Funeral Home, DeGarmo Chapel, Jasper Street, Rivesville, with a memorial service to follow at 2 p.m. Officiating will be Rev. Stanley Merrifield. Burial will follow at Arnettsville Cemetery in Arnettsville.
Online condolences may be made to www.fordfuneralhomes.com.
Published on May 27, 2016
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