Johnny Eldon Coe


Visitation Details

Service Details
5:00 PM to 7:00 PM 11:00 AM
Monday, October 9, 2017
Tuesday, October 10, 2017
Bordwine Funeral Home Friendship Baptist Church
203 Ohio Ave., Etowah, Tn 37331
Interment Friendship Church Cemetery
Tuesday, October 10, 2017











Friday, October 6, 2017 Johnny Eldon Coe of Delano, Tennessee, age 69, went to be with the Lord. He faithfully attended Friendship Baptist Church where he served as a deacon and piano player. Johnny loved gospel music and was an accomplished song writer. He was a graduate of Polk County High School and Tennessee Wesleyan College with a Master’s Degree in Education. Johnny was an educator for 34 years at Delano School, Benton Elementary School, Polk County High School, and Bagley Middle School. He was known to his colleagues and students as a dedicated teacher and friend who were always ready with a joke to brighten your day. Johnny was preceded in death by his father and mother, Ulysses Ray and Juanita Rogers Coe, and his grandparents Tom and Ida Rogers and John and Willie Coe.

Survivors include his sister, Annette Fugate; brother-in-law, Phillip Fugate; nieces, Melissa Fugate and Amanda Sterwerf; grand-nephew, August Ulysses Tuggle; uncle and aunt, Ray and Hazel Stone and several cousins. Johnny’s family would like to extend a special thanks to Dr. Samuel Olsen II, M.D. and the staff of Etowah Health Care.

Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, October 10 at Friendship Baptist Church. Family will receive friends from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., Monday, October 9, 2017 in the chapel of Bordwine Funeral Home. Interment will follow the service Tuesday at Friendship Church Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 7625 Hamilton Drive Suite 22 Chattanooga, TN 37421.





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  1. Tonya Fugate Nash October 10, 2017

    Our deepest condolences prayers for healing and comfort in JESUS name I have fond memories of Johnny from a child at friendship blessings

  2. Glenda Cass October 10, 2017

    I am so sorry for your loss we loved Johnny and his family so much my thoughts and prayers continue for your family .Sorry but have been on fall break and out of town love you all.

  3. Rose Morelan October 9, 2017

    My thoughts are with you during this time. He would move in and out of my family’s life depending on what was going on, but he provided comfort to us that our loved ones were okay at Friendship, especially during the addition, and a connection across the generations through the years. (Morelan, Spearman and Saulpaw)

  4. Sharon Rodriguez October 9, 2017

    I am so sorry for your loss!
    When I moved down to Benton Elementary from Ducktown, Johnny was so helpful trying to teach me how to better understand and make use of the computer. He was so patient and considerate … and often kept me in stitches!
    When he left the classroom, students lost the chance to know a phenomenal teacher AND friend.

  5. Linda Hyde October 9, 2017

    So sorry for your loss. I had Mr. Coe as teacher at Delano Elementary School and I thought the world of him. He also was piano player with the Hymnals which my brother Darrell sang bass. My prayers are with your family

  6. Rhonda Bryson October 7, 2017

    Love and Prayers to all the family. Johnny was a great man. Sending comfort and condolences.
    Carolyn Coe Bryson
    Rhonda Bryson
    Anthony Bryson
    Heather Culp

  7. Okey and Anita Adkins October 7, 2017

    Such a sweet and kind gentleman. The world is a better place because of him and the influence and example he was to our children.
    Family, so sorry for your loss.

  8. Jr & Kandi Bramlett October 7, 2017

    We are so sorry for your loss. Johnny was a sweet, kind person and a great teacher. You are all in our thoughts & prayers.
    Kandi & Jr Bramlett
    Hannah, Jason & Vanessa


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