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Obituary: Rev. John L. Coomer, 96


Rev. Coomer was a member of a highly respected Adair Co. family. He was a dearly beloved United Methodist retired minister who served over 50 years in the Louisville Conference of the UMC.

Rev. John L. Coomer, age 96 years, of 425 North Frazier Ave., Columbia, KY, passed away Saturday, June 28, 2008 at 12:34amCT, at Westlake Regional Hospital in Columbia, KY.

He was born April 2, 1912, the son of the late Amos J. and Arminta Dickson Coomer and was preceded in death by the following wives: Pearl Hoover Coomer and Nancy Lansden Coomer. He was also preceded in death by one son, Donald Coomer, and two daughters, Margie Roach and Allene Coomer.

He is survived by his wife, Margie Breeding Coomer, of Columbia, KY, and by the following:
  • Children: Kenneth Coomer and his wife Linda; Rev. J. "James" Harold Coomer and his wife Trudy of Louisville, KY; Rev. John Carroll Coomer and his wife Janice; Wayne L. Coomer of Bowling Green, KY; Nancy Smith and her husband Buddy of Columbia, KY, and Doug Breeding and his wife Kim of Richmond, KY

  • Fourteen grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren, and five great great grandchildren

  • Several nieces, nephews and a host of other relatives and friends
He was preceded in death by two brothers, Owen and Coy Coomer; and four sisters, Delpha McKinney, Eunice Coomer, Reba Traylor and Signora Pelston.

Rev. Coomer was a retired United Methodist Minister having served over 50 years in the Louisville Conference of the United Methodist Church. He was Chaplain in residence at Summit Manor Nursing Home. Bro. Coomer was a member of Columbia Masonic Lodge #96

The funeral service Tuesday, July 1, 2008 at 10:00amCT at Trinity United Methodist Church with Rev. Garry Jones and Rev. Darren Brandon the officiating clergy.

Interment in Haven Hill Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers family requests expression of sympathy to take the form of a donation to the Rev. John L. Coomer Scholarship Fund at Lindsey Wilson College and may be made at the funeral home.

Visitation will be after 3:30pmCT, Sunday, June 29, 2008, at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home after 9:00amCT, Tuesday, July 1, 2008 at Trinity United Methodist Church.

Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home in charge of funeral arrangements.

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