Edward Lee Coble, 91, of 17 Chester St., Springfield, Massachusetts, moved from this earthly house to a House not made by man on Tuesday, July 31, 2018, at home surrounded by loving family. Born in Mebane, North Carolina, on March 14, 1927, he was a twin son and one of thirteen children of the late Vivian A. L. “Bib” Coble and the late Bessie (Ratliff) Coble. He attended North Carolina schools and served in the U. S. Army during World War II, receiving the Victory Medal and an honorable discharge. A fifty-year resident of Springfield, he worked as a skillful brick mason, was a member of Christian Faith Baptist Church and the former Christian Hill Baptist Church. He was a member of the Home City Golfers and enjoyed bowling and fishing on Long Island Sound to try to “Catch a big one”.
Pre-deceased by a son, Fredrick Coble, and nine siblings, Alphonso Coble (his twin), Mable Shaw, Kate Thomas, Mary Mebane, Peggy Holt, Hazel Vincent, Walter Coble, Tyson Coble, and Joe Coble, he leaves to cherish his memories, his beloved wife, Lucille (Cook) Coble of Springfield; a son, Edward Lee Coble Jr. (and Dianne) of Richmond, Virginia; three daughters, Veronica Groom (and Johnny) of Virginia Beach, Virginia, Brenda Coble-Mitchell of Newburgh, New York, and Rev. Peola Coble Hicks (and Wilbert) of Naugatuck, Connecticut; four step-daughters, Elaine Watson and Reve Ann Gullage, both of Jacksonville, Florida, Monica Emanuel (and Vernon) of Springfield, and Jeraldine Thompkins of White Plains, New York; two step-sons, Master Sgt. Greg Cook (and Araceli) of Killeen, Texas, and Robert Durley of Springfield; three brothers, Rev. Jerry Coble of Greensboro, North Carolina, Louis Coble (and Annie) of Mebane, North Carolina, and Howard Coble (and Carolyn) of Burlington, North Carolina; a sister-in-law, Robbie Coble of Mebane; a special friend, John Holmes; and Calvin Williams who was his caregiver, as well as numerous grandchildren; great-grandchildren; step-grandchildren; step-great-grandchildren; and a host of cousins, nieces, nephews, in-laws, and other relatives and friends.