Ervin Coble, 66

Ervin L. Coble, 66, Huntington, passed away at 11:50 p.m. on Oct. 27. He was born in Fort Jackson, S.C., to Ernest Coble and Margretha (Ervin) Coble on Aug. 25, 1947.

He married Ethel Marie Elliott on Nov. 7, 1970. She survives. He was the supervisor at National Tube Form, Fort Wayne, for 15 years, retiring in 2012. Ervin was a US Army veteran, serving during Vietnam from 1967-1968. He is also a member of the Christian Fellowship Church, North Manchester.  Ervin was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #2689, Huntington, and Deming Lodge #88 F&AM, North Manchester. He was an avid NASCAR fan and enjoyed fishing.

He is survived by his wife, his son, Donald Coble, North Manchester; his daughter, Mary Ann Stafford, Lakeville, Minn.; a sister, Patricia (John) Smith, Huntington and three grandchildren, Ashley Dotson, Huntington, Chris Stafford, Fort Wayne, and David Angelio Dean Massaro, Lakeville. He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Mary Rita Elick.

A funeral service will be held on Thursday, Oct. 31 at 1 p.m. at Christian Fellowship Church, 1002 SR 114 East, North Manchester, with Pastor Eddie Atkins officiating. Calling hours are on Thursday, Oct. 31 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the church. Burial will follow in Funk Cemetery, Bippus.

Preferred memorials may be made to Shriners Children’s Hospital, 407 W. Berry St., Fort Wayne, IN 46802.

Arrangements are entrusted to McKee Mortuary, North Manchester.

Posted on 2013 Oct 30