Thursday, February 16, 2017 3:04 PM
SEMINOLE – Valrie Holcomb Coon of Seminole passed away on Tuesday, February 14, 2017 in Lubbock.
Funeral services will be conducted on Saturday, February 18, at 10 a.m., in the First Baptist Church in Seminole with Sean Decker officiating and assisted by Rev. Joe Stewart.
Interment will follow in the Lamesa Memorial Park in Lamesa with services under the direction Ratliff Funeral Home of Seminole.
Valrie was born on December 27, 1922 in Mt. Vernon, Texas in Franklin County to Clarence and Exa Laws Holcomb. They moved to Martin County in 1927 where they farmed. Valrie attended many schools and graduated from Klondike High School in 1939. She also received her Cosmetology license from Harris Beauty College in Lubbock in 1941.
She was preceded in death by her husband; and a baby sister, Lonnie Durene.
Valrie married Nelson Coon on December 18, 1941 in Dawson County, where they farmed with his dad for one year before Nelson joined the Army Air Force. He was stationed in Big Spring at Webb Air Force Base, with schooling in Midland. Valrie worked in the Blackstone Hotel Beauty Shop in Big Spring and the Scharbauer Hotel Beauty Shop in Midland, to be with Nelson.
After Nelson got his discharge in 1945 they moved to Martin County where they farmed until 1955, before moving to Parmer County where Nelson farmed and Valrie operated her own Beauty Shop until 1962. In 1962 they moved to Gaines County and farmed for three years before moving into Seminole. Valrie again had a Beauty Shop in their home until 1978 when she became a Cosmetology Instructor and taught Cosmetology at Seminole High School for 13 years. Valrie was a member of the First Baptist Church, the Martha Sunday School Class and the Llano Estacado Porcelain Arts Club.
Valrie is survived by two sons, Craig Coon and his wife, Mary Ann, of Fayetteville, Arkansas and Rickey Coon and his wife, Ruth, of Seminole; seven grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and 11 great-great-grandchildren.
Visitation for family and friends will be held on Friday, February 17, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., in the Ratliff Funeral Home in Seminole.
– Press-Reporter obituary services