Coble Ward-Smith Funeral & Cremation Service

3915 Oleander Drive, Wilmington, NC


Johnny Martin Koen Sr.

August 17, 1935October 6, 2019

Johnny Martin Koen Sr., 84 of Wilmington died on Sunday, October 6, 2019. He was born in Wilmington to Martin and Mamie Koen on August 17, 1935.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife Verna Clark Koen, sister Virginia Canfield, brothers; Mack Koen, Bobby Koen, daughter-in-law Diane Koenand brother-in-law Bill Rogers.

Johnny is survived by his daughter Sylvia Brock and Steve, sons; Johnny Martin Koen Jr and wife Patty, Robert Dale Koen and Marie, grandchildren; Stephanie Johnson, Elizabeth Sarvis, Jennifer Hardison and husband George, Katie Greene and husband Jason, David Koen and wife Gina, Melissa Goley and husband Matthew, nine great grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren, sisters; Shirley Anglehart and husband Darryel, Mary Rogers, and brother Jesse Koen.

A visitation will be held from 6-8pm on Tuesday, October 8, 2019 at Coble Ward-Smith Funeral & Cremation Service. A graveside service will be held 2pm on Wednesday, October 9, 2019 at Greenlawn Memorial Park officiated by Darryel Anglehart.

Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at www.coblewardsmithwilmington.com


  • Visitation Tuesday, October 8, 2019
  • Graveside Service Wednesday, October 9, 2019


Johnny Martin Koen Sr.

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Russell Cook

October 8, 2019

I have know Johnny for a little over a year. I always greeted him with a Hello Johnny. He would return with Hi Man. Our payers are with you at this time. Lida Mae & Russell Cook.

Juanita Kovras

October 7, 2019

Uncle Johnny, you were the uncle with the smiling eyes and big laugh. I remember when you visited me in PA when you were up for a auction. The last time I saw you, you were riding on your lawn mower to get your mail. You were always so sweet and soft spoken. You’ve earned your wings. Fly high and give grandma/pa a hug for me!

Sarah Bonham

October 7, 2019

May God's blessings be with the Cohen family during this time of beavermen.
Bob and Sarah Bonham. .