Mr. Jerry Allen Cooner, age 89, was called from this life to join his Heavenly Father from the Tennessee State Veterans Home on Friday, August 16, 2019. Mr. Cooner was born in Jasper, Alabama on August 9, 1930, to Elmer and Dorothy Cooner . He spent 20 years in the Air Force followed by 18 years in Civil Service for the Navy. His military service brought him to Fort Walton Beach, Florids in 1964 where he eventually retired. He was a member of the First Church of the Nazarene where he was a dedicated Christian and served faithfully in his giving of his time, energy and resources. He was a loving husband, father, and grandfather and will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved him.
Mr. Cooner was preceded in death by his wife, Lenora Faye; two daughters, Deborah G. Maxey and Cynthia D. Yeager; grandson, Jeremy E. Cooner; and a sister, Jeanette Butts.
Survivors include son, H. Edward (Lucinda) Cooner of Gilroy, California; daughters, Karen Y. (Paul) Gilliam and Sheila A. Sager of Murfreesboro, Tennessee; sisters, Elaine and Catherine; brother, Joseph; 13 grandchilden; and 18 great-grandchildren.
A time of visitation will begin at 10 am with the service beginning at 11 a.m. at the McLaughlin Mortuary, 17 Chestnut Ave SE, Fort Walton Beach, Florida on Friday, October 11, 2019. Interment with Military Funeral Honors will follow the service at the Beal Memorial Cemetery, 316 NW Beal Pkwy, Fort Walton Beach, Florida.
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