April 9, 1943 - August 21, 2018
Peter George Coon Sr. passed away on August 21, surrounded by his loving family. Memorial services were held Friday, August 24, at 4:00 p.m. at Ingleside Baptist Church, 834 Wimbish Road, Macon, GA 31210. Dr. Tim McCoy and Dr. Mark Hudgins officiated. The family greeted friends at Hart’s Mortuary, Jones County Chapel, 307 Pecan Lane, Gray, GA 31032 on Thursday, August 23, from 4:00 p.m.-6:30 p.m. The family respectfully requests donations be made to the Pilot Club of Jones County, Project Lifesaver, P.O. Box 553, Gray, GA 31032 or Ingleside Baptist Church, MissionFund,834Wimbish Road, Macon, GA 31210.
Pete was born in Washington D.C. on April 9, 1943. He was a graduate of Caroline High School in Bowling Green, Virginia. Pete worked in the insurance industry for 41 years. Through those years he was an underwriter for Geico, underwriterandmanagerfor American Mutual, Director of Southern Trust, AVP and underwriter for Insurance America, and an agent for Georgia Farm Bureau. Pete enlisted in the U.S. Marine CORPS; serving in the Reserve 2nd Marine Division, FMF 13th Infantry Battalion at Washington Navy Yard. He served from June 1964 to May 1970, when he was honorably discharged as Sergeant E-5.
Pete was a member of Ingleside Baptist Church and was a previous member of Forest Hills United Methodist,VinevilleBaptist, and Elam Baptist Church, where he served as a deacon and Sunday school director. Over the years he taught 4-year old’s, 8th graders, and adult singles. Pete was a Boy Scout leader for 15 years, serving first as a Webelos leader; Scout Master of Troop 170, Forest Hills UnitedMethodist;Assistant Scout Master, Troop 787 Charleston, South Carolina; and Assistant Scout Master Troop 485, Gray, Georgia.
He joined the Exchange Club of Bibb County in 1978 and maintained a membership in the club until 2009. Pete served as president and director and was the guiding factor in starting new clubs in Byron, Georgia and Jones County, where he also served as president. He was awarded “Outstanding Exchangite” of the year in 1999.
Pete is preceded in death by his parents, Percival George Coon and Mary Belle Derby Coon.
Pete is survived by his wife of 28 years, Beth Ethridge Coon of Gray; three sons, Peter George Coon Jr. of Macon, Joseph Andrew Coon ofMacon,andStephenMorse Coon of Gray; daughter, Rebekah Elizabeth Coon of Gray; granddaughter, Emily Carol Coon of Perry; sister, Elsa Kurtz of Burke, Virginia; and brother, David (Judy) Jones of Elizabeth City, North Carolina.
Hart’s Mortuary, Jones County Chapel had charge of arrangements. Please visit www.hartsmort.com to sign the online guest registry.