Emmett Franklin “Frank” Coble, 79, Chanute, died Saturday, Jan. 29, 2011 at his home.
Frank was born in Graff, Mo., on July 11, 1931, the son of Ruel Emet and Florence G. McCoskey Coble.
He served his country in the U.S. Navy from Dec. 27, 1950 to his discharge on Nov. 8, 1954 as a 2nd Class Petty Officer.
Frank was united in marriage to Norma Lawrence on May 1, 1955 in Parsons. She survives, of the home.
Frank was in the cable business for 27 years during which he managed Cablevision in Chanute before building the cable system in Mound City and Pleasanton, called Amron Cable TV. He ran and serviced those systems until he sold them to WK Communications, and worked for them until his retirement. During the time he worked for WK Communications he purchased The Apple Farm and ran it for more than 10 years.
He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Chanute, the D.A.V. and the American Legion.
Along with his wife, Norma, he is survived by four daughters, Denise Warhurst, Chanute, Debbie Underwood and her husband, Mark, Warrensburg, Mo., Dana Coble, Ottawa, and Dawn Bosic and her husband, John, Scottsdale, Ariz.; 15 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; a brother, Bob Coble, Salina; a sister, Yvonne Hunt and her husband, Jim, Humboldt; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a daughter, Deedra Coble; and a grandson, Bryan Hazen.
Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 3 at the First Baptist Church in Chanute. Burial will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery.
The family will receive friends on Thursday 12:30 p.m. until service time at the church.
Memorials in his name may be made to First Baptist Church or Cherry Street Youth Center and may be left with Penwell-Gabel Gibson Chapel, in charge of arrangements.
To leave a special message for the family on-line, visit www.PenwellGabelChanute.com.