Hayne Livingston KoonAugust 16, 1916 ~ July 3, 2017 (age 100)
Mr. Hayne Livingston Koon, 100, died Monday, July 3, 2017, at his residence.
He was born August 16, 1916, in York County, SC, and was the son of the late William Rahn and Felicia Chapman Koon. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his wife, Mary Frances Gilliland Koon, whom he married on July 3, 1941; a sister, Mary Charlotte Koon; and four brothers, Bill, Woodrow, Walter and Ike Koon.
He was a member of St. Michael’s Lutheran Church and retired from the U.S. Army. He began his military service in the 1930’s with the Pack Artillery Unit which carried everything from ammunition to food using mules. During World War II, he was in the German invasion forces and was later stationed in Germany, Japan and Korea. He retired from the Army as a recruiter serving in the High Point office for six years. In later years, he loved to share stories about his army experience especially the opportunity he had to meet and talk to General Patton. Following their meeting, General Patton wrote his father to thank him for the service of his five sons. In later years, he participated in the Flight of Honor to Washington, DC. Following his Army career, he retired as Manager from American Fasteners. He loved all animals and in his retirement years, enjoyed camping with his wife in their favorite place, Glendale Springs, NC.
He is survived by a daughter, Charlotte Koon Jones of High Point; a granddaughter, Catherine Jones Wangerin and her husband, Steven, of Jacksonville, NC; two great-granddaughters, Stephanie Nicole and Amy Danielle Wangerin of Jacksonville; several nieces and nephews; and his beloved cat, Scaredy Cat.
Memorial service celebrating Hayne’s life will be held at 2:00 PM Saturday, July 8, 2017, in the chapel of Cumby Family Funeral Service in High Point with Pastor Raymond “Pete” Petrea officiating.
The family will receive friends immediately following the service.
Condolences may be sent to the family online on Hayne’s memorial page at www.cumbyfuneral.com.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of the Piedmont, 1801 Westchester Drive, High Point, NC 27262; or to the Guilford County Animal Shelter, 4525 W. Wendover Avenue, Greensboro, NC 27409.
Cumby Family Funeral Service in High Point is serving the Koon family.
Hospice of the Piedmont
1801 Westchester Drive, High Point NC 27262
Guilford County Animal Shelter
4525 West Wendover Avenue, Greensboro NC 27409