Edward David Coburn, 81, of Atkinson passed from his earthly life Monday, July 22, 2019 at his home.
He was born October 11, 1937 in Newport Vermont, the son of the late Lyle and Florence LaPlante Coburn. Also remembered is Peggy and Ed’s infant son, Michael, who died at three months of age.
Edward is survived by his beloved wife of 59 years, Peggy Anderson Coburn; daughter, Carol Coburn Suggs and husband, Raymond; grandchildren, Ashley Suggs Umphress and husband, Bryce and Amberley Suggs Kinlaw and husband, Cameron; great grandchildren, Wyatt Umphress, Raegan Umphress, Aubrey Kinlaw, Gavin Kinlaw, and Kane Kinlaw; brother, Richard Coburn and wife, Claire; sisters, Carolyn Chestnut and Joyce Kirkum; many extended family and friends.
After serving in the US Navy for almost four years, Edward continued his military career in the US Air Force, retiring as Master Sergeant following his 21 years of service. While in service Edward obtained a bachelor’s degree in accounting. After fulfilling his military obligations, Edward followed a second career as a Field Audit Supervisor.
Two of the many things that were outstanding in Ed’s life were his love of family as he was a devoted husband and the BEST daddy and PaPa anyone could ask for. Secondly, and most recently Ed accepted Jesus as his Lord and Savior.
Fishing was Ed’s favorite pastime for fun and relaxation as he always enjoyed being outdoors in all of God’s beautiful nature. He was a member of Pender County Bass Masters. Ed’s departure from this earth has left an empty place at our family table, in his recliner, and in our hearts.
Funeral service will be 10:00 a.m. Thursday, July 25, 2019 at Quinn-McGowen Funeral Home Burgaw Chapel. The Rev. Steve Gasque and The Rev. Richard Wade will conduct the service. Burial will follow in Woodcock Cemetery where full military honors will be accorded by the US Air Force Honor Guard.
It is suggested that you consider a memorial gift to Pender County Humane Society, PO Box 626, Burgaw, NC 28425.
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Quinn-McGowen Funeral Home of Burgaw.