Dewey C. Coomer​

Dewey C. Coomer


Dewey was born February 5, 1929 in Hot Springs, Arkansas.  He was one of nine children of Grace Yancey Coomer and Kellis Coomer. 


He departed this life on December 6, 2016, in Franklin, Tennessee.  He was 87 years old.


On July 3, 1948 he married Peggy Coomer. She preceded him in death on February 7, 2015. They were married for 66 years and had two children.


Dewey was a resident of Pemiscot County for most of his life.  He was known for years in the community working for John Dunagan Distributing and later Bob Bradley Distributing.  He also owned and operated Coomer’s Laundrymat for many years and had a number of rental properties in Caruthersville.


He is survived by is daughter Dianna Coomer Rich, son-in-law Joe Rich, grandson and his wife Marty Smith and Jennifer and two great-grandsons Cooper and Conner Smith and his sister Loretta Thauman.


Proceeded in death by his parents, wife Peggy and son Dewey Dewayne “Wayne” Coomer.


Visitation will be held Saturday December 10, 2016 at the Caruthersville Church of God from 11 am to 1pm.  Funeral services will be at the church at 1pm with Rev. Jon Haywood officiating.  Interment will be at Maple Cemetery.


H.S. Smith in charge of the services.


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