Berl Cohoon

Monday, January 4, 2016

Berl E. Cohoon, 95, of Hermondale, Mo., passed away the evening of December 14 at St. Bernard's hospital in Jonesboro. He was born on July 5, 1920 to Gurley and Thelma May McIntosh Cohoon. He was raised in the bootheel area and was very pleased his later years were spent on that same land.

In addition to serving his country in the Army during WWII, Mr. Cohoon was a graduate of University of Missouri with a Bachelor of Science and a Master's Degree in Agriculture. He taught vocational agriculture in several areas of SE Missouri. After 30 years, he retired from Equitable Life where he served as an Appraiser and Area Investment Manager in both NE Arkansas and SE Missouri.

Two of Berl's passions were being a part of the Rotary Club and the Masons and proudly maintaining a lifelong membership in both organizations. He was also a long time member of First Christian Church in Blytheville.

A great joy later in life was his 1954 Jeep Willis that he entered in numerous car shows throughout the mid-south winning multiple trophies and Best in Show awards.

Berl was preceded in death by his parents and his first wife, Vonnell Cohoon.

He is survived by wife, Deborah Cohoon, of Hermondale;

A close cousin, Charles Russell Cohoon and wife, Julie, of Whitehall, Mont.;

A step-son, Robert L. McGee, II and wife, Mary Jo, of Dallas;

Two step-grandchildren, Robert L. McGee, III and Christina M. McGee, of Dallas;

Many cousins and a host of special friends.

A Celebration of Life service will be held at Carney Funeral Home Chapel, Saturday, January 9th at 11:00 a.m. with Dr. Tommy Carney officiating. Memorials may be made to charity of your choice. Condolences may be offered at