Jack E. Coggins Jr., 92, passed away Nov. 17 at Blue Mountain Care Center in Prairie City, Oregon. Services will be held at a later date.
Jack was born June 21, 1926, in Littleton, Colorado to Hazel and Jack E. Coggins Sr.
Jack enlisted in the Army in 1944 where he served as a marksman in the Korean War. After returning home, he married Carol Jean Avery on Oct. 12, 1953, in Vancouver, Washington, and welcomed two children. He worked as a truck driver and as a department manager for Montgomery Ward where he worked for 25 years.
Jack loved his family and doing things for others. He was an accomplished gardener and always had a beautiful yard. He loved traveling, especially if it meant going to the beach. Jack was a member of the Episcopal Church and was loved by many.
Jack was preceded in death by his parents, Hazel and Jack Coggins Sr., and his wife, Carol.
He is survived by his daughter, Shawn (Dave) Duncan of Mt. Vernon; son John (Vanessa) Coggins of Turner, Oregon; sister Corleen Dyer of Denver, Colorado; significant other Dorine Richmond of Woodburn, Oregon; nine grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and all of his caregivers at Blue Mountain Care Center whom he loved just as much as they loved him.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Hope for Paws: Grant County through Driskill Memorial Chapel at 241 S. Canyon Blvd., John Day, OR 97845.
To leave condolences for the family, visit driskillmemorialchapel.com.