Arthur L. Coon, age 83, of Wayne township, OH, died Tuesday, July 27, 2021, at Austinburg Rehabilitation Center.
He was born July 25, 1938, in Gustavus township, OH, a son of Lloyd and Corrine (Switzer) Coon.
A lifetime area resident, Mr. Coon was a 1956 graduate of Williamsfield High School. He was a veteran having served in the U.S. Army following school. He was employed by General Electric in Jefferson and then Dover, OH, where he retired in 1998. Mr. Coon served as a Wayne township trustee for many years; served as a scoutmaster when his sons were in boy scouts; and was a member of the Ashtabula County Antique Engine Club. He enjoyed gardening, doing home renovations, and just being outside.
Mr. Coon married Beverly J. (Squibbs) Coon on October 19, 1967, and she preceded him in death on Feb. 28, 2009. He is also preceded in death by his parents; and a sister, Thelma Parish. He is survived by his 2 sons, Leon Coon of Newport News, VA, and Todd (Penny) Coon of Herndon, VA; his 2 granddaughters, Jennifer and Erika Coon; 3 brothers, Darl (Janice) Coon and Gerald Coon, both of Andover, and Howard Coon of Berkshire, NY; and his sister, Ellen Thompson of Pittsburgh, PA.
A funeral service will be held on Monday, August 2, 2021, at 11:00 AM at Baumgardner Funeral & Cremation Service, 134 Prospect St.,Andover,OH. Burial will follow in Hayes Cemetery in Wayne. Calling hours will be on Sunday, August 1st from 2:00 until 4:00 PM at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Ashtabula County Antique Engine Club, PO Box 168,Williamsfield,OH 44093 or the Wayne Volunteer Fire Department, 3787 St. Rt. 322, Williamsfield, OH 44093. Those wishing to share a fond memory or condolence may visit www.baumgardnerfuneralhome.com
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