James William "Jim" Coe, 84, son of Bess and Thomas Henderson Coe, husband of Georganne Beazley Coe, both raised in Marshall and married in 1946, and six-decade resident of St. Louis, died unexpectedly on Thursday, Feb. 17, 2005.
Mr. Coe, longtime vice president of sales for Western Texile Products Company, was a 1938 graduate of Marshall High School and attended Missouri Valley College and the University of Missouri. He was active in a wide variety of civic and church affairs. His greatest passion in life was his family. Next to them, he loved Cyclone Hollow, the family farm in Washington County.
Among his other great loves were float trips on the Ozark rivers and skiing in the Rockies. His men's lunch, bridge and biking groups have also been central to his life in recent years.
He leaves behind his wife and three children; Susan Coe Adams and husband D. Albert M. Adams, James William Coe Jr. and wife Debra Price Coe and Molly Coe Niven and husband David William Niven; and one daughter-in-law, Linda Cullen Coe. His younger son, Thomas Howard Coe, predeceased him on Oct. 4, 2004. Mr. Coe is also survived by six grandchildren, Charley and Willie Adams, Ben Coe, Ben Niven and Ian and Allison Coe; and one great-grandchild, Morgan Niven. Jim's spirit, exuding devotion to family, reverence for the outdoors, generosity of spirit to friends and neighbors and vivacious commitment to enjoying each day to the fullest lives on through those he leaves behind.
A memorial service will be held at Eliot Unitarian Chapel in Kirkwood at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 24. Interment will be in Ridge Park Cemetery in Marshall at 11:30 a.m. Friday, Feb. 25. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in his memory to the Thomas Howard Coe Scholarship Fund at Whitfield School, 175 S. Mason Road, St. Louis, MO, 63141, or Trailnet, Inc., 3900 Reavis Barracks Road, St. Louis, MO, 63125.
Local arrangements are in care of Campbell-Lewis Funeral Home in Marshall.
The above is a paid obituary.