Graveside services for Lawrence Eugene Coon, 84, of Temple will be held at 2:00 PM Saturday at Temple Garden of Memories. Mr. Coon died Monday in a Temple hospital. Mr. Coon was June 27, 1936 in Manchester, Indiana to Howard Coon and Lillian Fry Coon. He served in the U.S. Army for 31 years having retired as a Staff Sergeant. He moved to Temple after his retirement from the Army. He then worked for Strasburger Enterprises. He married Marjorie Coon. She preceded him in death. He was a member of VFW 1820 and was a Christian. He loved old westerns, feeding birds and sports. Mr. Coon was preceded in death by one son Lawrence Coon, Jr.; two sisters Shirley Coon and Louise Coon and one brother Billy (Billdock) Coon. Survivors include two sons Mark H. Coon and his wife Julie of Wabash, Indiana and Gary Carter of Glasgow, Kentucky; three sisters Marilyn Coon Hill and her husband Fred of Wabash, Indiana, Doris May Coon Hirchey of Decature, Indiana and Mary E. Coon Happel and her husband Edward of Springhill, Florida; seven grandchildren, fourteen great grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren. Visitation will be from 12:00 P.M. to 1:00 P.M. Saturday at Scanio-Harper Funeral Home.
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