Donald E. Coons | Obituary


Donald E. Coons, 71, of Hedgesville died on Saturday, December 18, 2021 at VA Medical Center in Martinsburg.

He was born March 3, 1950 in St. Louis, MO. Son of the late Donald Michael Coons and Lila Ruth Smith.

Donald was a bricklayer and then worked for Universal Forrest products for 15 years.

He was a member of the Loyal Order of the Moose Lodge 948, Ranson, VFW Memorial Post 3522, Charles Town.

He served in the US Marines and in the 351st Army Reserve Artillery, Martinsburg.

He is survived by his son Anthony “Tony” Coons and his wife Michelle, of Charles Town, his daughters, Tena Johnston and her husband Jerry, of Charles Town, Angie Fadely, of Mt. Jackson, Virginia; grandchildren, Nicole Hosaflook, KJ Shade, Doug Mills, Jr., Samantha Mills, Ashley M. Coons and Wyatt E. Coons; six great-grandchildren; sister, Peggy James and husband William “Buddy”, of Hedgesville; brother, Larry DeMarco, Sr. and wife Nicole de Hedgesville and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his brother, Richard A. Coons

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, December 31, 2021 at the Melvin T. Strider Colonial Funeral Home, Ranson with Dave Owings as officiant.

Interment will be in the Lutheran Cemetery at Fairview, Bolivar.

Friends will be received from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday, December 30 at the funeral home.

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