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Vernon Ray Coon

February 24, 1942 — May 11, 2023


Vernon Ray Coon

Funeral services for Vernon Ray Coon, age 81 of Columbia will be held 10:00 AM Tuesday May 16, 2023 from the Columbia chapel of Riser & Son Funeral Home. Interment will follow in the Rose Lawn Cemetery at Calhoun. The Coon Family will host visitation at the funeral home on Monday. May 15, 2023, from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM. Family and friends will meet on Tuesday at Roselawn Cemetery at 1:30 PM for the committal service.

Vernon Ray Coon  was born on February 24, 1942 to Reo Coon and Juliette Butler. He was to end up with five siblings. He joined the United States Army in the Construction Batallion and served in Korea. When he came back to the states he married and had a child. During this time he joined the Masonic Lodge and became one of the youngest men to hold office in his local Lodge. He also became a mail carrier in the Postal Service. He later met his new wife and three stepchildren. They were married for many years. From there after many years of college he started his own legislative auditors business and worked with all surrounding parishes. When approaching retirement he and his wife built their dream home where they each shared their love for animals and her love of flowers brought them many years of happiness in Caldwell Parish. We are celebrating the end of a well lived life. He had many successes and earned the respect and admiration of all who knew him, and loved him. So with a happy heart his beloved hometown says goodbye to my beloved dad. Vernon Ray Coon you will be missed.

From Vernon Drive to Darbonne Hills, West Monroe to Columbia, Louisiana , for thirty plus years he lived where he intended  to live out his dream, and his wifes dream  of having a country life free from stresses. Dad loved being able to have all the animals around him.  With a long fulfilling life and a successful career as an accountant, then to having  his own governmental auditing business, he was a man  who could master anything he set his mind to from bricklaying to wood working to bean counting. He was admired by all who knew him.  He earned respect by telling how it is and working hard. Expecting no less from those around him especially the ones he loved. He was preceded in death by his mom, Juliette, his dad, Reo; his brothers, Randy Butch and Bobby, his step daughter, Linda Lofton Duncan and his beloved wife Carolyn Coon and countless animals that we must mention because he loved them all so.

Serving as pallbearers will be Chris Hubbard, Sammy Hatten, William Hatten, Chris Wilhite, Tim Guess, Denise Coie and Josh Bennett.


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Monday, May 15, 2023

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Tuesday, May 16, 2023

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