|Obie Leroy Coe, 79, of Spencer, died Saturday, May 3, 2008, in the Miletree Center, Spencer, West Virginia, after an extended illness.|
He was born at Ovapa, on Monday, April 8, 1929, a son of the late Obie James and Reatha Fay Holland Coe. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers, Oka, Ola "Curly" and Jerry; two sisters, Irene and Wavelene.
Mr. Coe was a retired employee of the Spencer Hospital. He was an Army veteran of the Korean War and a Christian. He loved the outdoors and conversations with other people. He was also a musician, who enjoyed both bluegrass and country music.
Survivors include four children, Rick Coe, Tommy Joe Coe, David Allen Coe and Tina Louise Coe all of Spencer; one granddaughter, Kirstie Nicholas; one brother, Jack Coe of Indiana; three sisters, Eloise Grimm of Florida, Waneda Sawyer of Spencer and Phyllis Coe of New Jersey; close cousin, Bob Coe of Colorado.
A funeral service will be conducted Wednesday, May 7 at 11:00 a.m. in the John H. Taylor Funeral Home, Spencer, with the Rev. Leon B. Strickland officiating. Burial, with military graveside rites, will be in the Coe-Holland Cemetery, Clover.
Friends may call Tuesday from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home.