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Kenneth E. Coon, Jr.

February 16, 1951 ~ January 23, 2019 (age 67)

Obituary

Kenneth E Coon Jr of Troy died suddenly on Wednesday January 23, 2019 at home.  He was born in Troy, NY on February 16, 1951 and was the son of Kenneth E Coon Sr and Harriet (Stratton) Coon.  Kenny was a master carpenter and gardener but was most well-known for his career as a stock car owner and racer.  He was a two-time modified stock car champion at Lebanon Valley Speedway and raced at many dirt tracks in the northeast and Canada.  His prowess as a gardener supplied relatives and friends with fresh vegetables for many years.

He is survived by his son Kenneth (Jennifer) E Coon III, his sister Beverly (Dennis) Helmes, grandsons Ethan and Alex Coon, was a beloved Uncle to Tracey (Jerry) Rapant, Dennis (Michelle) Helmes, and great uncle to Casey and Alex Helmes and Tyler Rapant.

Kenny lived a private life but was always determined to help others and followed through with each task with determination and friendship.  Relatives and friends are invited and may call from 10:00am to 12:00pm on Monday, January 28, 2019 at the Wynantskill Funeral Home, 294 Whiteview Road, Wynantskill, NY 12198. A burial will follow at Elmwood Hill Cemetery of Troy. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Lung Association under his name. Please visit www.wynantskillfh.com.

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Services

Visitation
Monday
January 28, 2019

10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Wynantskill Funeral Home
294 Whiteview Road
Wynantskill, NY 12198

Prayer Service
Monday
January 28, 2019

12:00 PM
Wynantskill Funeral Home
294 Whiteview Road
Wynantskill, NY 12198

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