In loving memory of

Lewis (Buddy) Marshall Koon, Jr.
January 14, 1941 - May 2, 2020

Lewis (Buddy) Marshall Koon, Jr. age 79 of Kingston, TN passed away at home on Saturday, May 2, 2020. He was born January 14, 1941 in Brewton, AL to the late Lewis and Virginia Koon.
Buddy was a member of First Baptist Church in Kingston. He served in the Army and worked for telephone companies for 35 years and spent the last several years at all three plants in Oak Ridge. He enjoyed golf, fishing, and tennis.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Lewis and Virginia Koon; daughter, Renee; siblings, David and Martin Koon.
Buddy is survived by his wife, Carolyn Koon; son, Jeff (Amy) Koon; grandchildren, Grace and Taylor Koon, and Whitney (Aubrey) Jones; sister, Elizabeth, and many extended family members.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Buddy's memory to St. Jude (P.O. Box 50, Memphis, TN 38101), Hands of Mercy (147 Court St., Kingston, TN 37763), Quality Home Care, Hospice, and Roane Medical Center.
A Memorial Service will be held 2:00pm on Saturday, May 9th at First Baptist Church in Kingston. Gentry Griffey Funeral Chapel is honored to serve the Koon family and invites you to view and sign the online registry.


Sally Lesesne Davey wrote on Jun 3, 2020:

"So sorry to hear this. Have great memories of our good times at RCHS. Great person and will surely be missed. Prayers with everyone."

Nancy (Stansell) Collier wrote on May 14, 2020:

"So sorry for your loss. Marshall and I worked in the same Bell group in Oak Ridge in the late 70's. He was a mentor and a true gentleman. Nancy (Stansell) Collier"

Janet Hendrix wrote on May 12, 2020:

"It is so very sad to see another former classmate depart this world. My thoughts and prayers go out for the family of my former classmate. Janet (Morrow) Hendrix"

Mary Newman wrote on May 10, 2020:

"My condolences to the family. Praying for you all. Mary Ann (One of Buddy's nurses)"

Cordell Johnson wrote on May 8, 2020:

"I was very sorry to hear of the passing of Marshall. I worked with him many years out of the Oak Ridge work center. I enjoyed playing tennis with him. I send my condolences to his family."

Margie Leek McCloskey wrote on May 7, 2020:

"So sorry to hear of Buddy?s passing. My condolences to the entire family. May God give you comfort and peace. Margie Leek McCloskey (Brad?s Mom)."

Beverley Kelley wrote on May 7, 2020:

"Carolyn, I sure will miss Buddy sitting behind me in church and hearing his beautiful voice when while singing. I will be praying for you. "

Tammy Evans Beets wrote on May 7, 2020:

"I am so sorry to hear of your husband's passing. Carolyn, your family will always be special to me. I have so many wonderful memories of spending time with Renee at your home in Eblen Estates. God Bless you ..Tammy Evans Beets "

JAKE COX wrote on May 7, 2020:

"sorry to hear about buddys passing. I worked with him for almost 35 yrs. we had a lot of good times to geather I will always remember and cherish those times. my prayers for the family. Jake COX"

Jerry Depew wrote on May 7, 2020:

"Marshall was a favorite of ours with South Central Bell and ATT as we worked at the plants in Oak Ridge and he will be missed. Jerry Depew"

Charles E. Spickard wrote on May 6, 2020:

"A man with whom I enjoyed working at South Central Bell and AT&T. May God bless and comfort the family. Charles E. Spickard"