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Walter Henry Koon

January 21, 1945 July 6, 2019
Walter Henry Koon
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Obituary for Walter Henry Koon

Walter Henry Koon, 74, of Kinards died Saturday, July 6, 2019 at his home.

Born on January 21, 1945 in Newberry County, he was a son of the late Levi S. and Rebecca Crumpton Koon. He was retired from Eagle Construction Company and was a U.S. Army veteran, serving in the Vietnam War.

Henry was a member of Bush River Baptist Church where, as long as health permitted, he attended the Men’s Sunday School Class. Additionally, he was a former volunteer with the Bush River Fire Department.

In his youthful days, he enjoyed racing on the dirt tracks at the Newberry and Laurens Speed Ways. He was also a collector. It was well known that anyone wanting to get rid of their “junk” only needed to give Henry a call.

A kind and caring man, he never met a stranger and always offered a helping hand to anyone and everyone. He was a friend to all.

He loved his family very much. Survivors include his wife of 51 years, Deborah Bruce Koon; daughter, Christie K. Starnes (Jamie) of Laurens; grandchildren, T.J. Millwood (Katie Hazel) and Josh Millwood; siblings, Donald Koon (Robin) of Great Falls, Jeff Koon (Karen Long) of Newberry, Jeriah Boulware and Sarah Mae Stockman both of Prosperity, Marie Shemiah and Annette Rikard both of Newberry; loved by his nieces and nephews; special friends, Charles and April Moore and Sam and Emma Moore; and the family dog, Timber Breez Koon.

In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by a brother, Carl Koon.

The family will receive friends on Monday, July 8 from 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm at the Whitaker Funeral Home in Newberry.

Services will be held at 2:00 pm on Tuesday, July 9, 2019 at Bush River Baptist Church conducted be the Rev. Eric Truesdale. The casket will be placed in the church at 1:00 pm.
Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

Memorials are suggested to Bush River Baptist Church, 8935 Bush River Road, Newberry, SC 29108.

Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at

Whitaker Funeral Home of Newberry is assisting the family.

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6:00 PM 7/8/2019 6:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 7/8/2019 8:00:00 PM
Whitaker Funeral Home - Newberry

1704 College Street
Newberry, SC 29108

Whitaker Funeral Home - Newberry
1704 College Street Newberry 29108 SC
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2:00 PM 7/9/2019 2:00:00 PM
Bush River Baptist Church

8935 Bush River Road
Newberry, sc 29108

Bush River Baptist Church
8935 Bush River Road Newberry 29108 sc
United States

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Bush River Baptist Church

8935 Bush River Road
Newberry, sc 29108

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