James E. Coon, 97, formerly of Evansville and Princeton, born to Edward and Audrey G. (Sandefer) Coon on May 22, 1915 in Evansville, passed away peacefully Saturday May 26, 2012, in Denver, Colo.


Jim enjoyed sharing stories of his early career as a jockey for Colonel Bradley’s stable.


He is survived by three children: Audrey Lynn Cates, Myra Frazel, and Don Coon; five grandchildren: Teresa Timmons, Curtis Kelly, Adam Kelly, Miriam Kondelik, and Bobby Coon; 9 great grandchildren and two great great grandchildren.


He was preceded in death by his parents, wife: Edna Marie Coon, two sons: James R. Coon and Dennis Coon.


A small memorial service is planned 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 12, 2012 in the chapel at Good Samaritans Home, 601 N. Boeke Road, Evansville.


Jim will be laid to rest in the Poseyville cemetery. No graveside services will be held. Arrangements by Werry Funeral Home.


James E. Coon