2515 Veterans Parkway, Jeffersonville, IN
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Dana Baird Zimmerman posted a condolence
Monday, July 8, 2019Gene was my neighbor for 53 years, he was a great person and will be greatly missed by so many. Rest In Peace and one day we will meet again. Love always, Dana
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Monday, July 8, 2019
Susan Jackson-Yagher lit a candle
Sunday, July 7, 2019
Gil Daugherty posted a condolence
Saturday, July 6, 2019Gene Coomer was a fellow-teacher with my late wife, Connie. He was also my statistician in the many years I broadcast high school football and baseball on WXVW, WAVG and teleSPORT Productions. Gene was one of the most dedicated men I've ever known. Regardless the situation, Gene was totally committed. Everyone, especially the Jeffersonville High School sports program, has lost a great supporter. Rest in peace, my Friend.
Jim Davis posted a condolence
Saturday, July 6, 2019I had Mr Cooler in the 6th grade at Eastlawn in the 60s. What a great man he was. May God bless his family in this time of sorry. RIP
Beth Valentine posted a condolence
Saturday, July 6, 2019After a game Mr. Coomer asked my son, Aaron, how many points he scored. He answered, “only two.” Mr. Coomer then asked how many they won by. My son lit up and answered, “two.” Mr. Coomer smiled and walked away. It’s amazing how so few words can impact a person’s life. Mr. Coomer was an extraordinary man. He will never be forgotten. Love and condolences from the Valentine Family.
Sandee posted a condolence
Saturday, July 6, 2019Mr. Coomer was such an incredible man! He was Principal when my kids attended McCullough. Great leader in the school system and public!
Glenda McClellan lit a candle
Saturday, July 6, 2019
Patti Howard posted a condolence
Saturday, July 6, 2019I’ve known Gene Coomer has a fellow colleague in Greater Clark for many years. He was a principal and I was a teacher at different schools. I also worked a couple of games by his side in broadcasting when we would do the Jeff-NA games. I worked w Rival Sports. Always friendly, and was quite the gentleman and so personable. A great guy! I will be out of town next week but my condolences to the family!
Rhonda Fetz wright posted a condolence
Saturday, July 6, 2019Mr.coomer was my princple so sorry for your loss . r.i.p. Mr . coomer
McCulloch Dragon Alumni - Early 1970’s posted a condolence
Friday, July 5, 2019Mr. Coomer was a much-loved principal by his student dragons. I remember running into Mr. Coomer when he was a substitute principal at another local elementary in the 1990’s. I ask him what he thought about the corner in Clarksville where the Pep Boys now occupies. He said when he drives by he hated to even look at it, as he missed McCulloch School so much. Though Mr. Coomer has touched countless peoples lives in Clark County, he will always be especially remembered fondly by his McCulloch Dragons!
Debbie Middleton Schreiner posted a condolence
Friday, July 5, 2019Mr. Coomer was my 6th-grade teacher at Maple Elementary. He was a great teacher and by far the best that I had in all my school years. I remember all the field trips and the neat things that we learned in his class. He will be missed. "Go Rest High on that Mountain".
Dennis and Debby Price posted a condolence
Friday, July 5, 2019Mr. Comet broadcast Jeff High football and kept stats. He always talked to and encouraged the players. He always asked about our son, Andy and kept up with him through his college days. He was truly a special man.
Jennifer Firkins-McIntyre posted a condolence
Friday, July 5, 2019Mr. Coomer was my principal at McCullough from 1987 until he retired. He was a great man and always treated each student fairly. My daughter had the joy of having him as a substitute several times while she was a student at JJ and loved him as well.
Sonja Taylor posted a condolence
Friday, July 5, 2019My late husband, Dave Taylor, always spoke so fondly of Gene. He gave Dave his first job at his greenhouse when Dave was 12 years old. Prayers for his family. 5Bt7a
Victoria Dodge posted a condolence
Friday, July 5, 2019Uncle Gene was such a blessing to me, my mom, our family, and pretty much everyone he met. He always had interesting stories to share about adventures in Wartime or things he had done as a child. He had the best memory of anyone I've ever met. I only wish we could have talked more before his passing. He did share with me the tributes he wrote for his high school class reunions and what Jeffersonville was like when he was growing up. He wrote a funny story about a character he created named Igor Coomerjohn that is hilarious. I don't think he ever ever forgot a student he taught or a basketball game he attended. He was a delightful man and I am richer for having known him.
Phillip Steinmetz posted a condolence
Friday, July 5, 2019Gene and I became best friends when I was a junior in high school after he agreed to do an interview for a story. He treated me like one of his grandsons and I couldn’t be more thankful for everything he did for me. We always talked at every Jeff basketball game and I know he still won’t miss a game.
Nikki King posted a condolence
Friday, July 5, 2019So very sorry to hear this news. Gene was one of the kindest, warmest people and was loved by everyone who met him. JHS athletics & fans lost a very important supporter but now he is probably discussing the upcoming basketball season with Teddy. RIP Sir.....you are already missed....
Paul Falkenstein posted a condolence
Friday, July 5, 2019Gene has been a wonderful friend. We shared hundreds of ballgames, both as fans and as broadcasters for TeleSPORT Productions TV and WXVZ radio together with Ted, Charlie, Gil, Greg, Darrell and others. We all shared many wonderful road trips with too many friends to mention. In recent years we worked less often from the broadcast booth as Gene's health limited his ability to climb to the press box. But we still called in scoring reports and summaries to the station from most games, especially Jeff High's. Wherever we went we were constantly approached by friends and former students of Gene's. It seemed he knew everyone and was related to most. One of his fondest memories was the Veteran's Honor Flight. And one of my fondest memories was our tradition in recent years of Sharing Veteran's Day meals at local restaurants. I look forward to eventually joining Gene and Ted watching games and matches from the highest press boxes. God bless and God speed Old Friend.
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Friday, July 5, 2019
Scott Funeral Home, serving our community since 1930.
2515 Veterans Parkway
Jeffersonville, IN 47130
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