Richard Lee Koon 1930-2010 Obituary

Richard Lee Koon, age 79, of Buckhannon, WV died Saturday, January 16, 2010 at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Buckhannon. He was born June 29, 1930 in Czar, WV, a son of the late Wilson Okey and Nellie Rela Bailey Koon. On October 8, 1982 he married Alice E. “Betty” McCue who survives. Also surviving are three sons, Denver Leslie Koon of Buckhannon, Michael Wayne Koon of Charleston, WV and Gary Lynn Koon of Buckhannon; one daughter, Donna Kay Davis and husband Tommy of Buckhannon; one step daughter, Janet Jeffries and husband Roger of Buckhannon; nine grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; three brothers, Claudie Koon and wife Bessie of Buckhannon, Stanley Koon and wife Ina Rose of Mill Creek, WV and Dallas Koon and wife Millie of FL; sister in law, Jane Koon of Buckhannon and several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by two brothers, Orvie and Vernon Koon; infant brother, Denver Koon and one sister. Stella Wamsley. Mr. Koon was a carpenter and a member of the Tennerton United Methodist Church. He enjoyed gardening, hunting and feeding the birds. Friends will be received Tuesday, January 19, 2010 from 2-4 & 6-8 PM at the Poling-st. Clair Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held 1 PM, Wednesday at the funeral home with the Rev. Jeff Zickefoose and the Rev. William C. Eskew, Jr. officiating. Burial will follow in the Heavner Cemetery in Buckhannon. Poling-st. Clair Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

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