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Herbert Stephenson Koonce, Jr.

June 19, 1940 August 1, 2019
Herbert Stephenson Koonce, Jr.
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Obituary for Herbert Stephenson Koonce, Jr.

Goldsboro-Herbert Stephenson Koonce, Jr., 79, passed away Thursday, August 1, 2019 at Vidant Inpatient Hospice in Greenville. Born in Lenoir County on June 19, 1940, he was the son of the late Herbert Stephenson Koonce, Sr. and Naimo Griffin Koonce. Herbert worked as an insurance salesman for over forty years.

Herbert loved his family and their wellbeing was his first priority. He was devoted to his wife of fifty-five years and was her faithful caregiver in the last three years. Herbert loved his wife, children, grandchildren, great-grands, and siblings. Animals also held a special place in his heart.

A service to celebrate his life will be held Tuesday, August 6, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. at Pinelawn Memorial Park in Kinston with Pastor Andy Stovall officiating. The family will receive friends following the service at the cemetery.

Herbert is survived by his wife, Shirley Taylor Koonce; children, JoAnne W. Shannon, Gwendolyn Roelofs (Richard), Joe Allen Wiggins, Jr., and Steven Koonce; brother, Jimmy Koonce; sister, Doris Hardison; eight grandchildren; and twelve great-grandchildren.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Rouse Funeral Home, La Grange. Online condolences may be sent to www.rousefh.com.


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Graveside

Tuesday

6

Aug

1:00 PM 8/6/2019 1:00:00 PM - 1:30 PM 8/6/2019 1:30:00 PM
Pinelawn Memorial Park

4488 HIghway 70 West
Kinston, NC 28504

Pinelawn Memorial Park
4488 HIghway 70 West Kinston 28504 NC
United States

Visitation

Tuesday

6

Aug

1:30 PM 8/6/2019 1:30:00 PM - 2:00 AM 8/6/2019 2:00:00 AM
Pinelawn Memorial Park

4488 HIghway 70 West
Kinston, NC 28504

Pinelawn Memorial Park
4488 HIghway 70 West Kinston 28504 NC
United States
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