Arnold Coons, Sr.

Arnold Coons, Sr., 85, of Roanoke Rapids, passed away Monday, February 1, 2016.

A native of Hackleburg, Alabama, he was the son of the late Anderson and Oma Terrell Coons. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Virginia Barnes Coons.

Arnold was a longtime member of Darlington Baptist Church. He was an avid fisherman and a Alabama Crimson Tide fan. He was also a Veteran of the United States Air Force.

Surviving is his daughter, Karen Coons Prince and her husband, Scott of Roanoke Rapids; his son, Arnold “Butch” Coons, Jr. and his wife, Pat of Roanoke Rapids; granddaughter, Samantha Meeks of Roanoke Rapids; grandson Grady Lee “Gray” Neal, III of Roanoke Rapids; two sisters, Peggy C. Haskins and her husband, Gene, and Inez C. Wheeler, both of Roanoke Rapids; several nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews, including Lauren Doughtie and Alyson Barbrey.

Funeral services will be held Monday, February 8, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. at Calvary Baptist Church with Rev. Randy Martin officiating.

The family will receive friends on Sunday from 3:00-4:30 p.m. at the Funeral Home.

Interment will be private in the Quankie Baptist Church Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, please make memorial donations to Quankie Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, 4070 Hwy 48, Roanoke Rapids, NC 27870.

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