William R. “Bill” Coburn

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202 W. Maple Street Willard OH 44890 3/17/2017 16:00:00

202 W. Maple Street Willard OH 44890 3/18/2017 11:00:00

William R. “Bill” Coburn, age 90, resident of Willard, passed away on Saturday, March 11, 2017 at The Willows in Willard, OH after a brief illness. He was born in Hicksville, OH to the late Estel and Thelma (Kiracofe) Coburn.
Immediately after graduation in 1944 from Willard HS at the age of 17, Bill enlisted in the U.S. Navy where he served in the Asian Pacific Region during WWII. He was a member of the Willard American Legion, VFW, Willard Elks Lodge 1370 and was a 32 Degree Mason. 0n June 12, 2010 he was selected to participate in the Honor Flight to Washington DC to visit the WWII Memorial. For many years Bill was a member of the American Legion Honor Guard serving at Military funerals.
After his retirement from St. Regis Paper Company, Bill enjoyed many years with his buddies fishing and boating on Lake Erie where he owned a charter business. He was an assistant Softball coach at WHS for many seasons. Bill’s family and friends remember him for his great storytelling and jokes often while playing his ukulele.
Bill is survived by his sister, Bobbie Eggers of Clinton, IA ;son, Paul R. (Suzette) Coburn of Huron, OH; daughter Pauline (Donald) Saul of Orlando, FL; 5 Grandchildren, William (Aubrie) Coburn of Greensboro, NC, Melissa (Aaron) Parker of Huron, OH, Julie Coburn of Phoenix AZ, Scott Edwards of Sugarhill, GA, Stacey Saul of Arlington VA; 3 Greatgrandchildren, Colton Jenkins, Gavin Parker and Jackson William Coburn. Bill is also survived by his special friend and companion, Irene Thompson.
In addition to his parents, Bill was preceded in death by his wife of 61 years, Dorothy “Dotty” (Rager) Coburn, brother, Joe Coburn, sister Martha Stanfield and an infant grandson, Paul Coburn, Jr.
Friends may call at the Secor Funeral Home in Willard on Friday, March 17, 2017 from 4 to 7 PM. Funeral services with Military Rites will be held at the funeral home on Saturday, March 18, 2017 at 11 AM with Rev. Tom Dove officiating. Burial will follow in Greenwood Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial expressions may be made to the Willard Elks Scholarship Fund, Inc or Stein Hospice. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.secorfuneralhomes.com.


- Apr 15, 2017

Dear Paul, Suzie, Pauline and your families, We just heard about your dad, Bill’s passing. We are so sorry. Our thoughts and prayers to you all. Rick and Lyn Merrell

T. Kelly - Mar 27, 2017

Though I know that this is a difficult time for you, my hope is that you will be comforted from God’s inspired word the Bible. John 5:28,29 and Revelation 21: 3,4 gives hope of a future resurrection and the complete elimination of death, pain and mourning. Under Jesus’ kingdom rule we have this and much more to look forward to. Please accept my deepest condolences.

Capt.Dennis Blankenship - Mar 21, 2017

Capt.Bill was a gentleman of the great lakes. He taught me many lessons on how to handle a vessel in rough waters and calm sea , how to “flag pole”at 70 years old,and laugh till my ribs hurt. Here’s to you “Captain Bill” we wish you one more “fish on”may the Lord be with you forever more. Dennis and Sharon Blankenship

Jan Lindsey,JP,&Chloe - Mar 19, 2017

Paul, Susie, Pauline, Irene, So very sorry that I didn’t know of Bills passing until yesterday at work. I will never forget your dad,(friend) he was such a joy to be around, talk with and enjoy much laughter and many good times and memories of boating days, and other fun get togethers. He will truly be missed, especially his smiling face and always a friendly, positive attitude. God be with all of you and know now he rests in peace. My deepest sympathy to all of you.

Marsha Ganni - Mar 18, 2017

Pauline and family, Sorry to hear of your dad’s passing. You all are in my thoughts and prayers. God Bless, Marsha Ganni

Marsha Ganni - Mar 17, 2017

Paul and family, So sorry to hear of your dad’s passing. You all are in our thoughts and prayers. God Bless, Marsha Ganni, Ashley and Ethan Wenninger

Sandsse - Mar 17, 2017

We are so sorry for the loss of your father. He was such a nice man. May God grant you comfort.
Greg and Marilyn Sands

Charlie and Ruth Wyandt - Mar 15, 2017

Dear Paul,Pauline, and family,
We are very sorry for the loss of a man who was a father, grandfather, brother, friend and companion to many. May you find comfort in your faith and the love of your family. No one is ever really gone as long as someone remembers.

Jude Chapman - Mar 15, 2017

Dear Paul, Pauline and families: My deepest sympathy to you all. I will always remember your Dad fondly and all the wonderful conversations we had. My special memory will be our tomato contest for quite a few years…your dad won most of the time. Thoughts and prayers with you..

Capt.Dennis Blankenship - Mar 14, 2017

Capt.Bill was a gentleman of the great lakes. He taught me many lessons on how to handle a vessel in rough waters and calm sea , how to “flag pole”at 70 years old,and laugh till my ribs hurt. Here’s to you “Captain Bill” we wish you one more “fish on”may the Lord be with you forever more. Dennis and Sharon Blankenship

Priscilla Bailey - Mar 14, 2017

Pauline, my heart aches for you my friend. May God comfort you and your family during this difficult time. Hugs to all

Gwen (Stanfield) Holmes - Mar 13, 2017

Paul and Pauline, I’m so sorry to hear about Uncle Bill. I know we didn’t get to see each other that much, but when we did we had the best time. Lots of laughs. I loved our family get together’s. May God have his loving arms around you and give you comfort. Love you….Love you Uncle Bill.

Jim & Jackie Ratliff - Mar 13, 2017

Paul & Pauline, We are so sorry to hear the sad news about your dad. He was a wonderful man who enjoyed life. Our sympathy & prayers are with you both.

Russ Henderson - Mar 13, 2017

Our deepest sympathies.
Russ and Dorothy Henderson.
Russ is from maridor.

Cynthia Lewellen Branham - Mar 13, 2017

Paul and Pauline and families, Please accept my condolences on the passing of your dad. What a wonderful life he lived! I’m sure he and Dotty are celebrating together. May our merciful Father grant you comfort and peace during this difficult time. RIP Bill.

Donna Myers - Mar 13, 2017

My condolences to Bill’s family and friends. Bill was such a universally kind gentleman. My husband enjoyed a great relationship with Bill through their interest of fishing Lake Erie. I was pleased Bill participated with the Honor Guard at my husband’s burial services. R.I.P. Good Servant.

Ohio Hearing & Vision Professionals - Mar 13, 2017

We were so saddened to hear of Bills passing from Irene today. Although we didn’t know him that well, we do know he was a very kind man and always enjoyed our visits at the office. Rest in peace Bill.

Margaret Drury - Mar 13, 2017

Dear Paul and Pauline, I am very sorry and sad to hear of your father’s passing. He was a good Christian man. May our good Lord FILL you and your family with HIS peace – a peace that passeth all understanding.

Missy Thornton - Mar 13, 2017

Loved him, whenever I saw him, I always told him he was the best smelling man in Willard! My prayers are with you.

Larry and Marsha Predieri - Mar 12, 2017

Our deepest sympathy

Pauline coburn saul - Mar 12, 2017

Dad you were a wonderful dad and provider you were pretty strict growing up but what has made me the person I am today I will forever have you in my heart please give Mom a big hug until we see each other again you are certainly welcomed into heaven you made me proud to be your daughter love you always

Roger and Janet Hines - Mar 12, 2017

Our sincerest condolences.

Bob and LaVonne Ayres - Mar 12, 2017

So sorry to hear the sad news about your dad, Paul and Pauline. Kind thoughts and prayers are headed your way. May God grant the entire extended Coburn family strength and peace in the difficult days ahead, and many fond memories in the years to come.