(Orange, Texas)

July 4, 2014

Jean “Pete” Coon

The Orange Leader

ORANGE — Jean “Pete” Coon, 85, of West Orange, passed away, Thursday, July 3, 2014 at Harbor Hospice in Beaumont. Born on June 8, 1929 in Orange, Texas to his parents, Richard Monroe Coon and Vannie (Morrow) Coon, he was a lifelong resident of the Orange area and he worked as a Butcher and Meat Cutter with Weingarten’s and Price-Lo Food Stores. Pete was a member of the West Orange Christian Church, he was a devoted husband and father, he enjoyed doing yard work, hunting, fishing and spending time with his family. Pete will be remembered by his family and friends for his many humorous stories, including ones about fishing and hunting and he was an avid gardener and was especially proud of his rare daylillies.

Pete is preceded in death by his parents and his siblings. Those who will most cherish his memory are his loving wife of 68 years, Mary Ann Coon of West Orange; his daughters, Anna LeJune and husband, Sherrill of Dallas, Kathy Vessell of West Orange and Vickie Smith and husband, Mike of West Orange; son, David Coon and wife, Susan of Fort Smith, Arkansas; his brother, W. A. Coon of Orange; his grandchildren, Amy LeJune, Jeff LeJune, Amanda Gardovsky and husband, Lathon, Blake Peveto and Michael Smith; two great grandchildren as well as numerous nieces, nephews and extended family.

Services to remember and honor Pete’s life will be at 11:00 A.M. Monday, July 7, 2014 in the Chapel of Dorman Funeral Home in Orange with Reverend Bobby Granger, officiating. A gathering of Pete’s family and friends for a time of reflection will be from 5:00 P.M. until 9:00 P.M. Sunday at the funeral home. Honoring Pete as pallbearers are Ray Cooper, Robert Brown, Bob Zavada, Rodney Clark, Mike Smith and Jeff LeJune. Honorary pallbearers are David Coon, Sherrill LeJune and Blake Peveto. Pete’s family wishes to express their deepest gratitude to the staff of Harbor Hospice in Beaumont for the care of Pete and their kindness to the family. For those who desire memorial contributions, please make a donation in memory of Pete to the West Orange Christian Church, 900 Lansing Street, Orange, Texas 77630. Condolences may be expressed for the family at


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