Penwell Turner Funeral Home - Shelby, Ohio

Joseph Charles Coon

Joseph Charles Coon, age 51, of Shelby, died Tuesday evening, June 12, 2018 at his home surrounded by his family and friends.

Joe was born August 11, 1966 in Shelby. He was a 1984 graduate of Shelby High School and attended Pioneer Joint Vocational School. Joe worked for 20 years at Gorman Rupp in Mansfield and, for the last 14 years, has been the manager of Stone Creations in Ontario. Joe was an incredibly active member of the Shelby Knights of Columbus Council #1968 where he had been Past Grand Knight and was currently the president of the Knicol Building Committee. He donated lots of time and energy to the K of C for its success. He was also a member of Most Pure Heart of Mary Catholic Church in Shelby.

Joe was a generous man in all that he did. He had donated several gallons of blood through the American Red Cross throughout his life and was eager to lend a helping hand. Joe was always ready to laugh and adored spending time with his family and friends whether that be at the lake, beach or on the back porch.

On April 8, 1989, Joe married the former Margaret A. Metzger. Marge survives along with 2 children: Emily (Brice) Eyerly of Ontario and Sam Coon of Shelby; his mother: Joan (Beal) Russell of Shelby; 5 siblings: Kathy Gilbert of Richmond, IN, Sue (Greg) Eyster of Shelby, Mike Coon of Crestline, Carla (Terry) Tash of Shelby, and Judy (Kerry) Nutter of Shelby; his mother-in-law and father-in-law: Ambrose and Betty Metzger of Shelby; and in-laws: Jim Metzger, Joe Metzger, and Mark (Stephanie) Metzger; and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives, and many many friends. He was preceded in death by his father, Charles Coon.

Family and friends are welcome on Friday, June 22, 2018 from 4-8 pm at the Turner Funeral Home, 168 West Main Street, Shelby where a Christian Wake Service will be conducted at 8 pm. At Joe’s request, please dress casually for visitation hours. Funeral mass will be celebrated on Saturday, June 23, 2018 at 1 pm at Most Pure Heart of Mary Catholic Church, 29 West Street, Shelby, with Fr. Chris Mileski officiating. Immediately following mass, a celebration of life event will be held at the Shelby Knights of Columbus Hall, 250 Vernon Road, Shelby. At 7:30 pm, in honor and appreciation of everything that Joe has done for the K of C Council #1968, a dedication ceremony of the back “bar” room will take place. All are welcome to attend both the celebration and the dedication ceremony.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Knicol Building Committee to help benefit the upkeep of the Shelby K of C Hall. Checks may be made payable to Knicol Building Committee and left in care of the funeral home. To share a memory or express a condolence, please visit,

Memories & Condolence

  1. Alan and Sheila Biglin says:

    So sorry to hear of his passing Carla and Terry Tash and Mike Coon. Your families are in our thoughts at this sad time.

  2. Betty and Ron. Davis says:

    Marge, Emily and Sam i am very sorry for your loss if there is anything i can do please let me know we are Praying for you all and love you

  3. Laura and Darrell Adams says:

    Sorry for your loss. We will remember his smile. God Bless you . Laura and Darrell Adams

  4. Rod & Rosie Detillion says:

    Marge and Family. We are so sorry for the loss of Joe. Prayers and thoughts are with you all.

  5. Eric says:

    God bless you at this time Brice and family. Prayers of peace are being said for you. Sounds like he was a great man!

  6. Ann Imhoff says:

    Marge, Emily and Sam. So very sorry for the loss of Joe. He is now entertaining those soles in Heaven with his smile and laughter. My prayers are with all of you

  7. James and Marje Silcox says:

    Joe was part of our family and he will be greatly missed. His smile was contagious and always brightened up the room Peace being prayed for Marge, Emily, Sam, and rest of the family. Please let us know what we can do; God’s blessings to you!

  8. Rhonda and Mark Carey says:

    Judy and Carla so sorry to hear of Joe’s passing we will be praying for peace and comfort during this very difficult time.

  9. Mindy Utz says:

    My deepest condolences to the Coon & Metzger families. Keeping you all in thought and prayer.

  10. Vicki Farnwalt says:

    Kathy, Sue, and Carla, My condolences to you and your families. Such a very difficult time to understand, especially when so young. You will be in my prayers.

  11. Mark and Holly Korbas says:

    So sorry for your loss. May God hold you in his loving arms as you face the days ahead.

  12. Ruth Detillion says:

    Marge, Emily, and Sammy,
    I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  13. Sharon Crose says:

    So sorry to hear this! Our hearts and Prayers are with you and the entire family!

  14. Kelly & Jim Moore says:

    No words can express how sad we are for you and your family.
    Hoping that God will surround you with his love in this most difficult time.
    Lean on all of us who care about you so much.

  15. Nancy Smith says:

    My heartfelt condolences to the family. Rest in peace Joe!

  16. Mike and Natalie Lantz says:

    We are so very sorry for your loss. Joe was such a wonderful man.. always so kind. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  17. Mark & Tammy Kimmel says:

    Marge, Our deepest sympathy for you and your family. Our prayers are with you.

  18. Josh and Haley Nutter says:

    So sorry to hear of your loss, we will be keeping you in our thoughts and prayers!

  19. Corrine & Don Pifher says:

    Marge, my deepest sympathy to you and your family. Prayers and hugs❤️

  20. Ron and Marlene says:

    Marge and family,
    Our deepest sympathy to you and yours!

  21. Darrell and Marilyn says:

    You have our deepest sympathies. So sorry for the loss of Joe. If there is anything you need please let us know. Prayers for the days ahead

  22. Debbie Keene says:

    Marge and Family So Sorry to here of Joes passing. Super Nice Man! My Prayers are with you!

  23. Ray and Pam Roark says:

    Sorry for your loss Marge and family. We will miss that wonderful smile of his. May God give you strength during this difficult time.

    Joan, Sue, Kathy, Mike, Judy and Carla, May God wrap his arms around you and surround you with his love. Prayers for the days ahead.

  24. Anthony Donnersbach says:

    Your family is in our thoughts and prayers

  25. Paul and Karen VonStein says:

    So sorry to hear of Joe’s passing, you are in our thoughts and prayers.

  26. virginia Keeslingmrkeeing@gmal says:

    kathy and joan i am so sorry of your loss i will pray for you.

  27. Jeff Ebersole says:

    So surprised to see that we have lost Joe. Joe was a great classmate. Always enjoyed his sense of humor and laughter. We had some fun times …at er, social events 🙂

    RIP Joe C

  28. Dan and Lois Robertson says:

    So sorry for your loss, we will miss his friendly smile. You are in our thoughts and prayers and may God guide you and your family as you go forward.

  29. Barbara Fugate says:

    I’m deeply sorry to hear of Joe’s death. My sympathy to you at this difficult time. God’s Blessings.

  30. Andrew Hardman says:

    My friend you will be missed and always remember!!! II will drink my coffee and my beer out of the Bengals mug you got me on my 40th. Till we meet again let’s go Bengals!! Just kidding Let’s go Steelers!!!

  31. Karen Rittenhouse says:

    Joe had to be one of the most fun loving people I have met! RIP Joe and may we all meet again someday to laugh and enjoy your great smile and sense of humor! You will be remembered for a long time with many great stories from MANY friends and family! Peace and love to all of Joe’s family. Love you Marge, Emily, Brice, and Sam!

  32. Traci says:

    Sincere Sympathy to Joe’s family. May Jehovah Shine the light of Strength in your paths. Take Care.

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