James Edward "Jim" Coe, 87, of Tyler, passed away Dec. 8, 2016, at The Hospice of East Texas HomePlace, surrounded by family. He was born Aug. 9, 1929, to Thorton Garland Coe and Lela Marie (Bacon) Coe in Franklin County, Texas. He graduated from Winnsboro High School, and then served in the U.S. Air Force. He was a past member of the Eagles Lodge and The Chuck Wagon Gang of Odessa. He is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Paula and Jeff Hill, of Tatum, and daughter, Carla Welch, of Corpus Christi; grandchildren, Angie Fyffe, Jennifer Juarez, Brian Minton, Bruce Minton and Jeffery Welch; eight great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson; and several much-loved nieces and nephews. There will be a memorial service held at Atria Willow Park on Jan. 14, 2017, at 2 p.m.
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