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Calvin Rex Coble

Calvin Rex Coble, son of the late Harold and Cora (Wallace) Coble, was born on May 25, 1944 in Vanzant, Missouri, and passed away at his residence in Douglas County south of Mtn. Grove, Missouri, on Monday, August 12, 2013. He was 69 years of age.

Calvin grew up in the Vanzant area. He served his country in the United States Army from November 29, 1966 to November 27, 1968, and was honorably discharged as a sergeant.

Following his discharge, he worked on grain elevators in Kansas and Colorado. He later worked for DFA in Cabool, Missouri, for a few years and ran a dairy farm in Douglas County for many years.

At the time of his passing, Calvin was employed as a farm manager by M&B Cattle Company, where he took care of the crops and hay since 1977. Calvin enjoyed tending to his duties and he especially enjoyed operating the John Deere equipment.

Calvin was a loyal and dependable brother, uncle, friend, neighbor and employee. He had a great sense of humor and will be truly missed by those who knew him.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by one sister, Corrine Coones.

He is survived by one brother, Joe Coble and wife Patti of Mtn. Grove; two sisters, Ilene Woods and husband Norris of Vanzant and Brenda Stillwell and husband Jerry of Mtn. Grove; several nieces and nephews; and other relatives, friends, and neighbors.

Graveside services were held on Thursday, August 15, 2013, at 10:00 a.m. in Clifty Hall Cemetery. Full military honors were given by American Legion Post 30 and The Lima Burial Detail Team. Burial was in Clifty Hall Cemetery. Arrangements were under the direction of Craig-Hurtt Funeral Home, Mtn. Grove.

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