Waymon (Bob) Coiner

Waymon (Bob) Coiner, 84, of Springfield, died in his home on Aug. 1, surrounded by his loving family. Coiner was born in Harrison, Ark., to Lester and Nellie Coiner on Aug. 25, 1934. He moved to Springfield at an early age.
Coiner graduated from Central High School in 1952 and then enlisted in the Air Force where he served his country as an instruc- tor of airline mechanics. He then returned to Springfield and began his career in the grocery business working for Ralph Brown Markets. That is where he met his beloved wife, Judy Kirkham. They were married on June 28, 1964. He worked many years for Associated Wholesale Grocers. He and Judy spent 15 of those years with AWG in West Plains, where they raised their children and met many lifelong friends. Bob retired from AWG and then worked for Acosta Brokerage post retirement.
Coiner enjoyed fishing trips with family and friends, Lady Bears Basketball and watching his seven grand- children in all of their activities. He was also a longtime member of Southgate Baptist Church.
Coiner is preceded in death by his parents; sister, Betty Davis, Rogersville; in-laws, Harlan and Marie Kirkham and brother-in-law, James Kirkham. He is survived by his wife, Judy, of 55 years; son, Jeff and wife, Stacy Coiner, Republic; daughter, Cyndi and husband, Curt Bussen, Springfield; daughter, Mindy and husband, Scott Hesterly, Republic; and a loving extended family.
Visitation will be begin at 12:30 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 7, followed by funeral services at 1:30 p.m. at Gorman Scharpf Funeral Home, 1947 E Seminole St, Springfield. Graveside services with full military honors will be held at the Missouri Veterans Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to the Down Syndrome Group of the Ozarks, Ozarks Food Harvest or Southgate Baptist Church.


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