Printed from:

Welcome to Columbia Magazine  

Jimmy Dale Coomer, 57, dies after long battle with cancer

He was a 42 year member of the Big Creek Missionary Baptist Church, a well known farmer and 27-year Adair County School bus driver
Jimmy Dale Coomer, 57, of Adair Co., KY, died Monday, April 24, 2006 after a long battle with cancer.

The funeral service will Thursday, April 27, at 11:00 a.m., at Big Creek Missionary Baptist Church, with Bro. Jerry Weedman, Bro. Albert Stanton, and Bro. Rocky Morrison officiating. Burial will be in Coomer Cemetery.

Visitation will be after 6:00 p.m., Tuesday, April 25, at Grissom Funeral Home, 200 Campbellsville ST, Columbia, KY.

Mr. Coomer was a member of the Big Creek Missionary Baptist Church for 42 years.

He was a farmer, and he had retired from Adair County School District, after 27 years as a bus driver.

He was the son of the late Lawrence and Evelyn Coomer.

He is survived by his wife of 38 years, Judy Ann Compton Coomer of Adair County, and the following:
  • Two daughters: Norma Jean and husband Kevin Hoskins, Louisville, KY; and Melissa and her husband Tony Bragg of Adair County

  • One son: Chris and wife Amberee Coomer of Columbia, KY

  • Eight grandchildren: Derek, Kyle, and Dylan Hoskins; Sara and Ashley Bragg; and Brooklyn, Braxton, and Brayton Coomer

  • One brother: Danny and wife Martha Coomer, Cave City, KY

  • One sister: Judy and her husband Randall Richard, Gradyville, KY

  • Three brothers-in-law: Eddie and wife Betty Jo Compton, Bobby and wife Peggy Compton, and Danny and wife Ann Compton

  • Three sisters-in-law: Helen and husband Dawson Keltner, Treva, whose husband was the late Harold Compton; and Frances, whose husband was the late Jimmy Compton

  • And several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and friends.
In lieu of flowers, donations are requested to Big Creek Church Building Fund and may be left at the funeral home.

Grissom Funeral home is in charge of arrangements.

This obituary was made possible through the support of Grissom Funeral Home, established in 1926, located one block off the square at 200 Campbellsville Street in Columbia. To reach David and Cathy Martin, phone 270-384-2149, or

Large enough to serve comfortably; Small enough to serve personally.

This story was posted on 2006-04-25 14:57:25
Printable: this page is now automatically formatted for printing.
Have comments or corrections for this story? Use our contact form and let us know.

Grissom-Martin Funeral Home
Located one block off the Square at 200 Campbellsville Street in Columbia, KY.
To reach David and Cathy Martin, phone (270)-384-2149, or e-mail:
Large enough to serve comfortably; Small enough to serve personally.

G & G Monuments
Todd and Mandi Green and Jared Conover
1670 Liberty Road, Columbia, KY. email:, 270-634-0359
First Quality Marble and Granite

Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home
Established 1922 | 210 Greensburg St., Columbia, KY 42728 | Jeff Jessie, Owner
270-384-2145,, email

REMEMBERING: Jimmy Dale Coomer

2006-04-26 - Columbia, KY - Photo family collection. Jimmy Dale Coomer, 57, a beloved Adair Countian of the Gradyville community, died Monday, April 24, 2006, after a long battle with cancer. His wife of 38 years, Judy Ann Compton Coomer, survives. Hundreds of people will remember him as the Adair County school bus driver with the wonderful, reassuring smile. The funeral service will be Thursday, April 27, 2006, at Big Creek Missionary Baptist Church, where he had been a faithful member for 42 years. He will be deeply missed by all those who knew him.
Read More... | Comments? | Click here to share, print, or bookmark this photo.


Quick Links to Popular Features

Looking for a story or picture?
Try our Photo Archive or our Stories Archive for all the information that's appeared on


Contact us: Columbia Magazine and are published by Linda Waggener and Pen Waggener, PO Box 906, Columbia, KY 42728.
Phone: 270.403.0017

Please use our contact page, or send questions about technical issues with this site to All logos and trademarks used on this site are property of their respective owners. All comments remain the property and responsibility of their posters, all articles and photos remain the property of their creators, and all the rest is copyright 1995-Present by Columbia Magazine. Privacy policy: use of this site requires no sharing of information. Voluntarily shared information may be published and made available to the public on this site and/or stored electronically. Anonymous submissions will be subject to additional verification. Cookies are not required to use our site. However, if you have cookies enabled in your web browser, some of our advertisers may use cookies for interest-based advertising across multiple domains. For more information about third-party advertising, visit the NAI web privacy site.