Gene Tunney Coones, 1928-2020


Gene Tunney Coones of Golden passed away on June 6, 2020. Mr. Coones was born to the late Joseph and Dollie Coones on Aug. 4, 1928 in Ranger. Gene was the last of 11 children. He was preceded in death by his wife Edith (Fern) Coones in June 2016. He is survived by his sons, Robert Coones and David Coones; daughter, Peggy (Crickett) Scott; nine grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and three great-great grandchildren. A visitation was held on Wednesday, June 10 at Beaty Funeral Home in Mineola from 9-10 a.m. Graveside service followed at 11 a.m. in the Golden City Cemetery. Bro. Al Dusek officiated.