Don Homer Coble, son of the late Alfred James and Faye (Smith) Coble, was born June 18, 1941, in Mountain Grove, and passed away June 23, 2020, at Willow Care in Willow Springs. He was 79 years and 4 days of age. Don graduated from Cabool High School in 1959. He married Linda Phipps in 1962. Three children were born to this union, Blaine, Daryl and David. Don was baptized soon after he was married. He attended the Jamesville Church of Christ while he lived in Highlandville. When he moved to Vanzant, he attended Field Stone Church of Christ. Don served a four year tool and dye apprenticeship. He worked for General Electric for 34 years and retired in 2001. Don had a farm in Highlandville and lived there for 32 years. He was on the Christian County 911 Board and the Highlandville Fire Department. Later, he moved to Vanzant and lived on the place where he grew up. He enjoyed the time he spent raising cattle. He also loved his grandchildren very much and enjoyed spending time with them. Besides his parents, Don was preceded in death by his wife, Linda, in 2003; one brother, Jerry Coble; and by an infant sister. He is survived by his three sons, Blaine Coble (Jullie), of Springfield; Daryl Coble (Jane), of Cumby, Texas; and David Coble, of Mountain Grove; two brothers, Dale Coble (Mary Jane), of Columbia, and Lincoln Coble (Debbie), of Vanzant; nine grandchildren, Carla, Jennifer, Devin, Callie, Chellsie, Ethan, Braden, Clyde and Flicia; three great-grandchildren, Emma, Coy and Cash; and many other relatives, neighbors and friends who will greatly miss him. The family would like to extend a special thank you to the nurse who has given him special care over the last two years, Vicky DeVault. Visitation for Don Coble was held Friday, June 26, 2020 from 5-7 p.m. at Craig-Hurtt Funeral Home. Funeral services were held Saturday, June 27, 2020, at 10 a.m. also at the funeral home, with Evangelist Billy Dickinson and Todd Richardson officiating. Song selections were “Sweet Beulah Land,” “I’ll Fly Away” and “Let The Lord Lead On.” Ethan Coble, Braden Coble, Juan Coble, Ryan Cutbirth, Coy Cutbirth and Edwin Rogers served as pallbearers. Burial was in Penner Cemetery, Vanzant, under the direction of Craig-Hurtt Funeral Home, Mountain Grove. Memorial contributions may be made to Penner Cemetery in care of the funeral home. Online condolences: www.craighurttfuneralhome.com.
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