Robert "Bobby" William Koon

February 12, 1951February 5, 2019

Robert "Bobby" William Koon, age 67, resident of Phenix City, Alabama, passed away on Tuesday, February 5, 2019 at his residence. Graveside services are scheduled at Hillside United Methodist Church Cemetery, Phenix City, Alabama on Friday, February 8, 2019, 11 a.m. with Reverend Jimmy McClain officiating, according to Striffler-Hamby, Phenix City, Alabama. Mr. Koon, son of the late George William Koon and Nancy Christine Moore Koon, was born February 12, 1951 in Columbus, Georgia. He was a contractor for over 30 years, serving families in both the Phenix City and Columbus area, and was a member of Hillside United Methodist Church, Phenix City. Mr. Koon lived life to the fullest, always doing everything quickly. He was an avid Alabama fan; loved to hunt; research family history; and collect arrowheads and coins. Mr. Koon will be remembered as a man who loved his family and a man of his word. He is survived by his wife of 34 years, Elaine Koon of Phenix City, Alabama; one sister, Robin Aldridge of Hogansville, Georgia; one brother, Ricky Koon of Phenix City, Alabama; two nieces, January Howard and Kim Foster and her husband Mike; two nephews, Tre' Howard and Brian Koon and his wife Brandy; great niece, Kennedy Koon; two great nephews, Keaton Koon and Eli Foster; brother-in-law, Cooper Howard; two goddaughters, Funke Coker and Eniola Akande; and many friends.


  • Elaine Koon, Wife
  • Robin Aldridge, Sister
  • Ricky Koon, Brother
  • January Howard, Niece
  • Kim Foster, Niece
  • Tre' Howard, Nephew
  • Brian Koon, Nephew
  • Great Nephews , Great Niece
    Godfaughters and many friends


  • Graveside Service Friday, February 8, 2019

Robert "Bobby" William Koon

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Richard Short

February 9, 2019

Bobby came from a hard working family and worked hard all of his life. He was good teacher and took pride in his work. My sympathy to Elaine and the family.

Barakat Zubair-Salami

February 8, 2019

Bobby, although I didn’t get a chance to meet you one on one, but I heard and know a lot of good things you did for my family. You were a God sent godfather to my sister in-law Funke and her daughter Eniola. May your soul Rest In Peace and may the good Lord comfort Mummy Eliane and the family you left behind.

Sandra Oluwatusin

February 8, 2019

Bobby, I didn’t get a chance to meet you, but I heard and know a lot of good things about you. You were such a loving godfather to your godchildren Funke and Eniola. We will surely miss you Bobby.
May your soul and the souls of all the faithful departed through the mercy of God Rest In Peace. Amen.

Lai Sowemimo

February 7, 2019

Bobby you are a living testimony that love knows no bound, color or looks....You took my family in and made us your family. You cared for eniola as if she was your own.You are a good man .You thought me how to shoot a gun, I still remember your word ‘don’t breathe,and I pass my range at a go in the army...I know you have a place in heaven..
Miss you Bobby Koon

wayne miller

February 7, 2019

Bobby led our basketball team in points scored for 3 years at Chavala HS, from 67 thru 69. He played on the varsity some as a freshman. He was my best friend from 5th grade thru high school graduation. We reconnected, just a few years ago and visited a few times over the last 4 or 5 years. He was an honorable guy and an exemplary student. He will be missed. I talked to him about 3 weeks ago and had plans to visit. I'm sorry I did not make it sooner. Love you Bobby.

Angie Tatum

February 7, 2019

Prayers for Elaine and the family at this sad time. Keeping you in my thoughts!