Paul Thomas Coons

June 27, 1920May 23, 2013

Paul Thomas Coons, Sr., born June 27, 1920 to Ray and Nell Coons in Houston, Texas, passed away May 23, 2013 in Houston. Paul is survived by his beloved wife of 72 years, Lucy Coons; son, Paul Coons of Houston; son, Craig Coons and wife, Sandy, grandchildren, Brandi, Derek, and Dylan, and great-granddaughter, Chloe, all of Phoenix, Arizona; brother, Raymond Coons of Houston, and other family and friends.

Paul grew up in the Houston Heights. He attended Reagan High School where he met Lucy, and was an outstanding athlete, receiving a track scholarship to Rice University. Paul entered the Air Force during World War II and flew Thunderbolts and Mustangs in the Pacific. Upon returning to Houston, he built a home near Reagan High School and began working for Shell Pipeline, where he remained until his retirement. He and Lucy lived many years in the Clear Lake area, but always considered the Heights to be their true home.

Paul was an active member of the Air Force Reserves for twenty years, and continued his participation in sports as a great softball player. He is a member of the Legends Hall of Fame. Paul began playing tennis and returned to track and field as a participant in the Senior Games. He competed into his nineties. Paul was a lifelong member of Heights Christian Church.

Visitation will be from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Monday, May 27, 2013 at Heights Funeral Home. His funeral service will be 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, May 28, 2013 at Heights Christian Church, 1703 Heights Blvd., Houston, Texas 77008. Interment will follow in Forest Park East Cemetery, Webster, Texas.


  • Visitation Monday, May 27, 2013
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, May 28, 2013
  • Committal Service Tuesday, May 28, 2013

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Sonny & Debra Stribling

July 26, 2013


I am so sorry to hear of Paul passing. I remember our last visit at The Legends Fast Pitch Hall of Fame. We had a great time catching up on our days on the field. Paul was a great Second Baseman; as well as covering First Base as much as I did. His memory will remain in my heart. May God be by yourside in your time of need.

Sonny & Debra Stribling

Linda Bilski Johnson

May 30, 2013

Lucy & Family,
Phil and I were so sorry to hear of Paul's passing. He lived a long, wonderful life here on earth and has now begun his Eternal Life in Heaven. May the Lord uplift and sustain you all during the coming days as you adjust to this great loss.

Linda and Phil Johnson

May 27, 2013

To the Coons Family, our thoughts and prayers go out to you. from the Wilkin Family members of Heights Christian Church

William Brandley

May 27, 2013

So sorry to hear about Paul, I remember all the good times we had together with Mary & John Garrison - Take Care. Sincercely, William Brandley & Earline Harper.

May 27, 2013

I remember Paul so well as a great friend to my Dad ,Julian Kujawa
Sorry to all for the Great loss.
Linda kujawa


May 26, 2013

God will remember Paul for his good deepest condolence for the Coons family. Luke 20:38

Lee Richey

May 26, 2013

Lucy, Paul and Craig - fond memories will get you through. My love and prayers are with you.

robert/lisa duncan

May 26, 2013

our deepest sympathies to the entire coons family.

Jean O'Rear

May 24, 2013

My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.