OBITUARY

Jack Randolph Coble

October 29, 1920February 1, 2019
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On Friday, February 1, 2019, Jack Randolph Coble passed away peacefully while surrounded by family. He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, uncle, and friend.

Jack Coble was born at home on October 29, 1920 to George and Lemma Coble in Arlington, Texas, the youngest of six. Jack’s father was a livestock inspector, and so the family moved around Texas until finally settling in Bellaire when Jack was a teenager.

There, at age 15, he met Betty Ilene Beck, his wife of 69 years until her death in 2016. In 1941, after Jack had made several rejected marriage proposals to Betty, he joined the Navy. Jack received his navy wings and was commissioned as a pilot. He was assigned to the ferry service, where he tested new planes and flew them to the west coast to be delivered into service and he ferried old planes from the west coast to Florida for repair. At the end of the war he was discharged, having reached the rank of lieutenant.

Following World War II, four days after Jack was discharged from the Navy, Betty asked him to marry her. They married at Jack’s sister’s home in Fort Worth, Texas in 1946 and returned to Bellaire to start their life together. Their union produced five children, with little Mark surviving only ten days. Jack joined the US Postal Service in 1946. In 1971, he was promoted to Postmaster of Bellaire, serving until he retired in 1980.

Jack loved spending time with Betty and the family fishing at their weekend house on Caney Creek. He was also a loyal fan of the Astros, the Rockets, and the Texans, win or lose. If you are reading this Jim Crane, Marwin Gonzalez was his favorite. Jack was known for his integrity and his easy-going disposition. He was loved by all who knew him, and his family, friends, and neighbors will miss him greatly.

Jack was predeceased by his wife, Betty Ilene Coble, and all of his siblings. Jack is survived by his children, Peggy Donnell; Pat Wright; George Coble (Theresa Eilers); and Boyd Coble (Bobby Owen, deceased); seven grandchildren, Eric Wright (Cassandra); Tricia Donnell; Kim Wright (Chris); Tammy Donnell (Jay Manjack); Elizabeth Coble (Danny Worrall); Sarah Coble (Mason Colgin); Jack Coble (Beth); and six great grandchildren, Joseph Manjack; Angela Manjack; Kinley Wright; Caden Wright; Teddy Worrall; and Mary Elizabeth Colgin; and numerous nieces and nephews including his niece, Dot Davis, who was more like a sibling to him.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to a charity of your choice.

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Services

  • Memorial Service Saturday, February 9, 2019
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Jack Randolph Coble

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David Beard

February 7, 2019

Thanks, Mr. Coble, for hiring me at the Bellaire Post Office in June of 1966. What a first-class operation that office was. That began an almost 43 year career with the P.O. for me . I enjoyed working for Mr. Coble and the great crew at Bellaire for about 6 years before transferring to Rosenberg,Texas. From viewing the photos from the family one can see that Jack Coble lived a wonderful, long life. My sincere condolences to the entire Coble family.

Vicki and Scott Buchanan

February 7, 2019

To my dear friend, Pat. What a wonderful opportunity you have had,
spending precious time with your Dad. I love you, and know that the
sweetest memories will bring peace to your heart.

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