Mark E. Coonts

Mark E. Coonts, 47, son of Daniel A. and Betty Lucille Johnson Coonts, was born March 8, 1963, in Springfield, Missouri. He departed this life July 2, 2010, in Ava, Missouri.

Mark loved to work on cars, especially four-wheel-drive pickups. The sound of a well-tuned engine “purring” was music to his ears. He was a good mechanic as well as body repairman. He could start with a bare axle and build a vehicle that would run. He loved to “doll up” a vehicle from the chrome wheels up. He like a shiny rig with lots of chrome. He also enjoyed spending time with his friends.

Mark was preceded in death by his father, Daniel A. Coonts.

Mark is survived by his mother, Betty Coonts of Ava; a daughter, Brandy Lynne Coonts, and a son, Brandon Daniel Coonts, both of Cabool; and a sister, Lavila Ann Coonts of Springfield, Missouri. He will also be missed by a host of other family and friends.

Graveside services were conducted July 6, 2010, at Brushyknob Cemetery under the care and direction of Ava Family Funeral Home.

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