Cecil F. Coomer

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Cecil Franklin was born on April 25, 1945 to William and Mary (Gibson) Coomer in Olinger, Virginia. He grew up on Sandy Ridge near Coeburn, Virginia and moved to Lubbock with his family in 1962.  He married Betty Joe Hamm on May 4, 1963. Cecil, or “Bud” as he was known to many, was an automotive technician for over 40 years, mainly working at dealerships. He retired in April 2006 but did not slow down.  Cecil enjoyed working around his house and helping out his neighbors with his tractor, probably one of his favorite modes of transportation. Cecil was an avid collector and also enjoyed fishing, hunting, and touring the country on his motorcycle, his other favorite mode of transportation. His constant companion was a longhaired Chihuahua named Peaches.

Survivors include his children, Pamela Renee Smith and husband, John; and Micheal Dwayne Coomer and wife, Sherry; grandchildren, John Wesley Smith, Kendra Fletcher and husband, Ryan; Lindsey, Taylor, and Samantha Coomer; great-grandchildren, Jordan and Bristol Smith; Rebecca, and Alexander Fletcher; Kamarie Coomer, and Kaylee Jones; siblings, Ted Coomer and wife, Flora; Martin Coomer, Gerald Coomer and wife, Jackie; Paul Coomer, Betty Ann Hamm, Rita Oliphint, Lulu Ballard, and Linda Beard.

He was preceded in death by his parents, William Edgar and Mary Elizabeth Coomer; siblings, Helen Hamm, Nell Greene, and an infant sister, Vera Jo Coomer.


In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donating memorial contributions to the American Cancer Society, www.cancer.org or a charity of choice.


5 thoughts on “Cecil F. Coomer”

  1. We were almost brothers. Our mother and father married, making us double-first cousins . We were both born in Olinger, Virginia . I was born four years earlier, but loved visiting you “just up the road”. Unfortunately, you moved and we grew up on opposite sides of the USA. Many miles separated us, but I always knew that I had some beautiful double-first cousins in Texas! RIP “Bud”, I love all of you.

  2. So very sorry for your dad’s passing . he was well liked and loved by many . I know i will miss him every day, I talked with him every morning and every night for years . He always called babydoll

  3. Micheal & Renee & family, I want to tell you how very sorry I am about the passing of Bud! He will truly be missed by everyone. He was a very special, talented, person & a great friend & I’m so glad he was part of my family too! We always had fun when Bud was around! I’m so sad & my thoughts & prayers are with at this difficult time!
    Love Lisa

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