JONESBORO — Roy Lester Coble, 89, of Jonesboro passed from this life Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2021, at his home.

He was born Aug. 20, 1931, in Alamo, Tenn., to the late Luther and Callie Wyatt Coble.

Roy had lived in Jonesboro all of his life and was a member of Forrest Home Church of the Nazarene.

Roy was a longtime Jonesboro businessman and was the Jonesboro City Collector for 21 years.

He was a Gideon and was also the former president of the board of directors for Helping Neighbors Food Pantry.

Roy was a member of the NEA SRA Car Club as well as the Crowley’s Ridge Cruisers.

In addition to his parents, Roy was preceded in death by a grandson, DJ Coble, and a brother, Robert H. Coble.

He is survived by his loving wife of 37 years, Joy Coble of the home; sons, Roy Lee Coble (Peggy Walker), Darrell (Holly) Coble Sr. and stepson Scott (Jennifer) Crisp; brother, Earl (Jeanne) Coble; sisters, Glenda Neff and Eula Mae Davis; grandchildren, Ryan (Laura) Coble, Sean (Meranda) Coble, Aaron Coble, Tyler (Valerie) Coble, Addam (Arianne) Coble, Ashley (Michael) Richbourg, Zach (Brittany) Crisp, Autumn (Chris) Fikes, Olivia Crisp and Tyler Crisp; 16 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild, as well as numerous nieces and nephews including Deborah Coble who was a tremendous help and blessing over the past several months.

Visitation will be from 1 to 2 p.m. Wednesday at Emerson Funeral Home. Funeral service will immediately follow the visitation at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Ken Stallings and Stan Ballard officiating. Burial will follow in Jonesboro Memorial Park Cemetery.

Those honored to serve as pallbearers include Ryan Coble, Aaron Coble, Tyler Coble, Tyler Crisp, Sean Coble, Addam Coble, Zach Crisp and Michael Richbourg.

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