Charles Franklin Cohoon, 92, of Columbia died Saturday, March 18, 2023 at his residence.
Born March 29,1930 in Tyrrell County he was the son of the late Ludford Cahoon and Cottie Weatherly Cahoon and was preceded in death by his loving wife, Margie Belle Paxton Cohoon; son, Steven J. Cohoon, sisters, Hattie C. Cowell, Sarah C. McGuire, Mary C. Sawyer and Alberta C. Brickhouse; brothers, John Cahoon, Rufus Cahoon, Lee Cahoon, Marvin Cahoon and Ellis Cahoon. Charles was a retired self-employed carpenter and member of Gum Neck Freewill Baptist Church. He was a U.S. Army/Air Force veteran of the Korean Conflict and a life-time member of the Columbia Lions Club.
His family includes his daughters, Donna C. Isaacs and husband Murph of Nags Head, NC and Barbara C. Ruff of Columbia, NC; son, Robert Allport-Cohoon and wife Heather of Jamestown, NY; daughter-in-law, Theresa Cohoon of Grandy, NC; sister, Beulah C. Cahoon of Fairfield, NC; ten grandchildren and twelve great grandchildren.
Funeral service will be held on Thursday, March 23, 2023 at 11:00 a.m. at Gum Neck Freewill Baptist Church with Brian Perry officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Family will receive friends on Thursday from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. prior to the service. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Columbia Lions Club.
Arrangements are by Maitland Funeral Home, Creswell.