Dwight Coon, 92, of Kansas City, passed away on January 19, 2022. A graveside service will be at 1:00 PM, Saturday, January 29, 2022 at Brooking Cemetery, Raytown, MO.
Dwight was born in Fort Scott, Kansas, and lived in Chicago and Detroit before his parents moved to Kansas City, Missouri when he was about ten years of age. Following high school graduation he attended William Jewel College then moved to Omaha, Nebraska, to manage a wallpaper store.
It was in Omaha that Dwight met and married Ardis Spain when mutual friends set them up on a blind date. Together they raised four children, David, Doug, Janet & Laura. After Laura graduated from high school they moved to Kansas City, Missouri. Dwight and Ardis had a total of 11 grandkids; seven grandsons and four granddaughters.
Dwight was active in the church throughout life. He taught a couples class for several years and was consistent in church attendance and Bible Study until his death.
As a career salesman he sold wallpaper, pharmaceuticals, and served as a manufacture’s representative traveling a region for a variety of giftware lines. He began doing taxes for Jackson Hewitt annually after retirement.
Dwight and Ardis enjoyed bowling with the church league for many years. He liked planting and caring for roses, tomatoes and a variety of potted plants during the spring and summer months. He loved to read and could often be found with a book in his lap or on a nearby table. He also enjoyed attending gospel concerts, watching the 700 club, televised sports, and talk radio, much to the chagrin of his children. His two indulgences were ice cream and Dr. Pepper.
Dwight was a principled, determined and tenacious man. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife of 48 years, two infant grandsons and two granddaughters. He is survived by one sister and brother-in-law, four children, one daughter-in-law, two son-in-laws, seven grandchildren and ten nieces and nephews.