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James Robert "Jimmy" Coggins


July 23, 2018

James Robert "Jimmy" Coggins

James Robert "Jimmy" Coggins, 74, of Tuxedo, N.C., passed away Tuesday, July 17, 2018, at Pardee Hospital in Hendersonville.

A native and lifelong resident of Henderson County, he was a son of the late Alfred and Callie Osteen Coggins. He was also preceded in death by sisters Ellen Jean Morrison and Bobbie Ann Hipps; and brothers Arliss "Pete" Coggins and Douglas Coggins.

He graduated from East Henderson High School and A.B. Tech in applied science, drafting.

After serving as a Sergeant E4 in the United States Air Force, he was employed by Westinghouse/ Eaton Corp. for 38 years as a pipe fitter, retiring in 2015 after 38 year's of service.

He was a member of Tuxedo First Baptist Church.

As a young man, he enjoyed playing baseball and coached the Green River Little League Baseball Team for eight years. He also enjoyed camping and trout fishing with his brother and brothers-in-law at what is now DuPont State Forest.

An avid Carolina Tarheels and Carolina Panthers fan, he also enjoyed bowling, competing in national competitions.

He served his community by raising money for the Big Brothers/Big Sisters Organization.

He is survived by his wife of 15 years, Venus Requierme Coggins; sisters, Loretta Moody (Don), and Sheilah Brown (John), of Brevard; sister-in-law, Joyce Coggins; brother-in-law, Willis P. Hipps; and numerous nieces, nephews and extended family and friends.

A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Sunday, July 22, 2018, at Tuxedo First Baptist Church with Rev. Mikell Bennett and his nephew, Rev. Scott Moody, officiating.

Burial with military honors followed in the church cemetery.

The family received friends Sunday from 1:15 – 2:45 p.m. at the church.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Tuxedo First Baptist Church, P.O. Box 685, Zirconia, NC 28790.

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Shuler Funeral Home is assisting the family.


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