Joseph Frank Coons was born June 26, 1928 in Red Boiling Springs. He passed away at Gallatin Health Care Center on May 26 at the age of 89.

Coons was the son of William Peyton and V. Hix Coons. He was married to Hester Sue Jones Coons, who passed away on May 26, 2003, and he was a farmer.

He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, daughter (Joy Gail Woodard), two sisters and four brothers.

Survivors include: her son, Barry Coons of Castalian Springs; sister, Louise Whitley of Red Boiling Springs; grandchildren, Casey Roberts, Katie Beavers, Mandie Madison and Miranda Woodard; and three great-grandchildren, Kage Beavers, Kenley Madison and Addie Madison.

Sumner County Funeral and Cremation Services assisted the family with arrangements.