William L. “Bill” Coble, age 92, died Tuesday, March 11, 2014 at Wheatridge Park Care Center in Liberal, Kansas. He was born July 15, 1921 in Red River County, Texas, the son of William Vallard and Etta Coble.
Bill spent most of his life in Texas. He served his country as a Sergeant during World War II. In 1951, he married Bernice Viola Ruzowski in Amarillo, Texas. Among other jobs, Bill was a mechanic at Hedgeco Automotive in Amarillo, Texas. He enjoyed spending time with his family and friends, hunting, fishing, and dogs.
Survivors include his sons, James R. Hughes of Meade, Kansas, Kenneth Watson of Ord, Nebraska, Jerry Coble of Midland, Texas; daughter, Bobbie Jean Brown of Florida; brother, Richard Coble of San Antonio, Texas, sister, Sybil Alexander of Ft. Worth, Texas; granddaughter, Sherri Martin and husband Larry of Hugoton; four great-grandchildren, Caressa Jays and husband Russell of Hugoton, Kansas, Deidre Dixon and husband Dallas of Canyon, Texas, Kaylan Martin of Canyon, Texas, Keithan Martin of Manhattan, Kansas; and five great-great-grandchildren, Rowan Dixon, Riggs Dixon, Lexi Jays, Becca Jays, and Ashton Jays.
Bill is preceded in death by his parents; wife, Bernice on April 9, 2011; grandson, James William Hughes; three brothers, L.G. (Doc), Gene, Delbert; and one sister, Laura Mae Coble.
Funeral Service: 10:00 AM on Saturday, March 15, 2014 at the First Christian Church in Hugoton with Pastor Heath Kelley officiating.
Interment: Hugoton Cemetery in Hugoton, Kansas.
Memorial contributions may be given to the Wheatridge Park Care Center of Liberal in care of Garnand Funeral Home, 423 S Main, Hugoton, KS 67951.