Maxwell "Nokie" Coburn 1940-2012

CEREDO — Maxwell “Nokie” Coburn Jr., 71, of Ceredo, went home to be with his Savior on Sunday, Jan. 29, 2012. He passed away in King’s Daughters Medical Center in Ashland, Ky.

Mr. Coburn was born in Ashland, a son of the late Milford Maxwell and Leatha Jane Moore Coburn. He was also preceded in death by two brothers, John and Curt Coburn.

Mr. Coburn was a sheet metal worker with National Sheet Metal Workers Union Local 98 of Columbus, Ohio, and International Sheet Metal Workers Union Local 24 of Dayton, Ohio. He attended Jefferson Avenue Church of God in Huntington and also attended Faith Christian Assembly in Flatwoods, Ky.

He was an Army veteran and also served 11 years with the Army National Guard.

He is survived by his loving wife of 52 years, Joyce Akers Coburn; a son, Maxwell Scott (Angela) Coburn II of Kenova; two daughters, Rebecca Joyce Coburn (Jonathan) Bailey of Wurtland, Ky., and Gina Suzanne Coburn (Greg) Webb of Crown City, Ohio; three brothers, Jerry (Louise) Coburn of Ocala, Fla., Ken (Polly) Coburn of Ashland and Ron (Judy) Coburn of Worthington, Ky.; a sister-in-law, Elaine Coburn of Greenup, Ky.; six grandchildren, Tyler (Chelsea) Bailey, Zach Bailey, Savannah Bailey, Carmen Webb, Ava Coburn and Max Coburn; a great-grandson, Levi Bailey; a godgranddaughter, Cari Hendricks; special friends Danny “Weiner” Walker, George Torres, Ken Rapoport, Jackie Herald and Emogene Brumfield; and a host of nieces, nephews, family and friends.

The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2012, at Jefferson Avenue Church of God in Huntington with Pastor Paul Farley, Pastor Greg Tomblin, the Rev. George Torres and the Rev. Jonathan Bailey officiating. Burial will be in Docks Creek Cemetery in Kenova. Military rites will be performed by the U.S. Army Honor Guard and American Legion Post 93 of Kenova.

The viewing will be from 6 to 9 p.m. today, Jan. 31, 2012, at Bailey Family Funeral Home in Flatwoods, Ky.

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#3 Kathy Neal-Henry 2012-02-01 21:01
My heart goes out to you Joyce, Rebecca,Suzanne , and Scott. Noxie has been so strong through his prolonged illness; I'm sure that he amazed many doctors and nurses overcoming such odds time and time again throughout his fight with this disease. Just know that I am praying for all of you during this difficult time. May God continue to give you strength, his peace, and most importantly his Holy Spirit to be with you as you start the healing process. If you need anything just let me know. Sincerely, Kathy
#2 Theresa Barr Grant 2012-02-01 14:06
Suzanne, Carmen, Greg and Joyce
Bob and I extend our sincere condolences in your loss. I hope as the days, weeks and months which follow you find comfort in the legacy he has left you. God has gained another angel and the sky a brighter star. With love, Bob and Theresa Grant
#1 Angie Cisco Richards 2012-02-01 00:29
Joyce,Becky,Suz anne and Scott, I am so sorry for your loss. Nokie was a good man. I think of him and I always think about the way he would make me laugh. Your mom and dad have always held a special place in my heart. Their words of incouragement and love will always be with me and I always knew I was loved. I love each one of you and I wish I could be there but I am in spirit. Bless each one of you. I know he is looking down on all of you with love and pride in his heart.He so loved his family and was so proud of his kids. He will be greatly missed by all that ever crossed his path. Deepest Sympathy, Angie

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