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Don McCoin, 69

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Originally from Jackson County, Mr. McCoin moved to Lebanon in December of 1972 to open his agency. He was a youth coach in Lebanon for many sports teams for his children and was involved in various social and civic organizations.


He was a member of Immanuel Baptist Church of Lebanon, a member of the Lebanon Shriners organization and The Sons of Confederate Veterans.


A 1960 graduate of Tennessee Military Institute, Sweetwater, Mr. McCoin participated in several sports and was selected through the Honor Military School System to attend a US military academy. Poor eyesight and football injuries led to his decision to attend Tennessee Technological University where he graduated in 1964.


Survivors include: his wife of 19 years Sharon Womack McCoin. He has four children from his first marriage to Sue McCoin Vanatta; Donna (Steve) Hollie of Franklin, Mitzi Blair of Lebanon, Mike (Jessica) McCoin of Cookeville, and Monica (Ryan) Alsup of Lebanon.


Survivors also include eight grandchildren, three great grandchildren, sister Mary (Mike) Whitaker of Gainesboro and a brother Ed (Cathy) McCoin of Cookeville, five nieces, two nephews, three great nieces and five great nephews.


He is preceded in death by his parents Donald and Thelma Roberts McCoin of Gainesboro.


A private family service was held Sunday afternoon, June 10 at the McMinnville Funeral home. Active pallbearers included: Donovan Blair, Jacob Vanatta, Ryan Alsup, Steve Hollie, Danny McCoin and Bobby Dan McCoin.


In lieu of flowers the family requests donations to be made to the Alzheimers Association in Don McCoins memory. www.alz.org. 1-800-272-3900.


McMinnville Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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