Deas Alexander Coburn, 85, Chief Warrant Officer, US Navy (Ret.) died Monday, February 17, 2003. His residence was in Brusly, Louisiana, and he was a native of Dorchester, South Carolina.
He was a Japanese POW for 40 months in World War II on two Hell Ships and was a Bronze Star recipient.
He was a Social Worker at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Dublin, Georgia for 20 years.
He was a member of American Legion Post 167 and was a Red Stick Ex-POW.
Funeral services will be at Wilbert Funeral Home, Plaquemine, Louisiana, 11 AM Friday, February 21, 2003. Visitation will be at the funeral home from 5 to 9 PM Thursday, and from 8 AM until the time of service on Friday.
Inurnment will be at Arlington National Cemetery.
Survivors include his wife of 39 years, Athleen Gardner Coburn of Brusly, Lousiana; daughters, Cynthia Jeanne Coburn-Smith and husband, Bradley Smith, of Beaufort, South Carolina, Kim Dale Coburn and wife Dionne Coburn of Clover, South Carolina, Clara Etta Gardner Broussard and husband Paul Broussard of Plaquemine, and Twilah Moneeta Gardner Haynes and husband, Robert Haynes of Brusly; nine grandchildren, Ellison Alexander Coburn Smith, Ashton Dale Coburn, Samantha Danielle Coburn, Amanda Kay Broussard Seneca, Sandra Ann Broussard Gates, Chad Michael Broussard, Donovan Lee Broussard, Robert Joseph Haynes, and Bryan James Haynes. He was preceded in death by his parents, Arthur Samuel and Beulah Dawson Coburn and grandson, Paul Broussard.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Heart Association.
COBURN, DEAS ALEXANDER
CWO2 US NAVY
WORLD WAR II, KOREA
DATE OF BIRTH: 04/08/1917
DATE OF DEATH: 02/17/2003
BURIED AT: SECTION 68 SITE 313
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
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