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Robert Bob Coulter

July 17, 1922 — November 28, 2018

Robert J. (Bob) Coulter was born on July 17, 1922 south of Corning, Iowa to Robert Leslie and Belva (Johnston) Coulter. Robert passed away on Wednesday, November 28, 2018 at the EveryStep Hospice House in Creston at the age of 96 years, 4 months and 11 days.
Bob attended the rural schools of Adams and Taylor County and graduated from Corning High School in 1938 at the age of 15 years old. He was a farm hand and worked at Hills Locker Service until he joined the Army Air Force in October, 1942. He was honorably discharged in February, 1946. Bob married Mary Ann Sherlin in El Paso, TX on May 21, 1945. They later divorced.
After returning home from the service, Bob worked for Hills Locker Service and Keever Hardware. He was a Corning volunteer firefighter and assisted with the ambulance service. His 30 year career with the U.S. Postal Service included serving as postmaster at Corning, Creston and Shannon City. He retired in 1980.
Bob married Joanne Narigon on March 28, 1979 in Kirksville, MO. They lived in West Plains, MO and were avid campers. They camped at the Cloud 9 Ranch in the summer and wintered in the Rio Grande Valley of Texas for the next 26 years. They moved to Harlingen, TX in 2004.
Bob was a member of Instruction Lodge No. 275 A.F. and A.M. for 63 years, Corning Volunteer Fire Department for 17 years, 50 year Legionnaire, life member of Disabled American Vets, and B.P. Order of Elks for 31 years.
Bob is preceded in death by his parents and sister, Evelyn, in infancy. He is survived by his wife, Joanne of Creston, IA; children: Sharon (Dean) Fox of Kearney, NE, John (Ann) Coulter of Creston, IA, Beth Boyd (Shawn Taylor) of Watauga, TX and Barb (Joe) Smith of Grapevine, TX. Step-children: David (Annette) Narigon of Lake Charles, LA, Dan (Laurie) Narigon of Belbrook, OH, Kathy (Noel) Palmer of Novelty, MO, and Doug (Andrea) Narigon of Laredo, TX. There are also six grandchildren, six step-children, 4 great grandchildren and 4 step-great grandchildren.

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