BROOKLAND — Charles Monroe Coburn, 71, of Brookland departed this life at home Friday, Feb. 19, 2021.
Born June 26, 1949, to the late James Monroe and Lucille Coburn, he was a member of Central Baptist Church in Jonesboro.
Charles is survived by his wife of 50 years, Jane Kizer Coburn; one daughter, Tracy Lewis of Ozark; one son, Brandon Coburn (Alana) of Batesville; one sister, Susie Coburn, and one brother, John L. Coburn, both of Bassett; as well as four grandchildren, Ashley Seagrave and Tyler Seagrave, both of Jonesboro, Jamie Howard of Fayetteville and Addison Coburn of Batesville; one great-grandson, Camdyn Garrett of Jonesboro; a son-in-law, Jim Blevin of Brookland; and one bonus grandchild, Shamara Pittman of Jonesboro.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one daughter, Becky Blevin, and six brothers and sisters.
Charles graduated from Wilson High School where he played football. He served in the United States Air Force until 1971 then moved his family back to Northeast Arkansas.
He loved all things Elvis, was an avid Razorback and A-State fan, and loved fishing and going to the dirt track races.
Everyone loved his banana pudding, sweet tea and fried chicken.
More than anything, he loved his family. He was always there for his wife, children and grandchildren.
He had a contagious laugh and was known as the fixer of all things and the person to call if you ever needed anything. He truly was the best husband, dad, and papaw anyone could have and will be deeply missed.
A visitation will be held from 5 until 7 this evening at Emerson Funeral Home. Burial will be private.
Honorary pallbearers will be Aaron Carroll, Jacob Hudman, Jeff Nix, Rob Nix and Ellis Frost.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association or the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission.
A face covering will be required at visitation.
Online registry: www. emersonfuneralhome.com