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Elmer Gene Cohn

November 19,1930 - July 18, 2020
Memorials may be made to the Reagan United Methodist Church or the Reagan Homecoming Association, both c/o Mack Joyner, 173 CR 255, Reagan, TX 76680, or to the Marlin Public Library, 400 Oaks, Marlin, TX 76661.

Elmer Gene Cohn of Reagan, Texas died on July 18, 2020 at the age of 89. Mr. Cohn was born November 19, 1930 in Falls County, the son of Alma Williams Cohn and Joe Bailey Cohn. He graduated from Marlin High School in 1950 and attended Allen Military Academy in Bryan, Texas on a football scholarship, and later attended Temple Junior College and Baylor University.

While a student at Marlin High, he was appointed by Coach Ernie Laurence to serve as the first Junior High Football Coach in the history of the school. 

Mr. Cohn married Betty Jane Norwood on November 30, 1951. He was associated with Gulf Oil Corp. for 26 years and served as a wholesaler for 21 years. From 1981 until 1995 he was a Falls County Tax Appraiser. Mr. Cohn was a member of the Reagan United Methodist Church, Marlin Masonic Lodge No. 152, Marlin Chapter #286 Order of Eastern Star, and a past member of Texas Registered Professional Appraisers Assoc. He served as treasurer of the Reagan Homecoming Assoc. for thirteen years. 

He is survived by his wife Betty Jane Cohn of Reagan; son Jeff Cohn and wife Bevil; and daughter Gail Cohn Woodward, all of Waco; grandchildren Chad Connally and wife Stacy of Crawford; Courtney Lafferty and husband Randy of China Spring; Clayton Bynum and wife Rebekah of Boerne; Clark Bynum of Austin;  Stephen Woodward and wife Megan of Leander; Michael Woodward and wife Jessica of Kyle; Randall Woodward and wife Audra of Cedar Springs; and Nick Cohn of Farmers Branch; great-grandchildren Chance and Logan Connally, Brayden, Masen, and Landen Lafferty, Scout, Hazel, and Asa Bynum, and Bradley, Blake, Wyatt, and Harper Woodward; one sister Norma Winkler of Belton; one brother Leslie Cohn of Katy; and sister-in-law Mary Ann Cohn Hayes of Chilton.

He was preceded in death by his parents, son Clark Cohn, brothers Billy Joe Cohn and Charles Cohn, brother-in-law Bill Winkler, and sisters-in-law Barbara Cohn and Clara Cohn.

A memorial service will be held at First Baptist Church of Marlin on Saturday July 25 at 10:00 a.m. with Pastor Ann Fertitta Morrow of Baton Rouge, Louisiana officiating, with graveside service to follow at Calvary Cemetery. A memorial service for Mr. Cohn’s son Robert Clark Cohn, who died March 22, 2020, will be conducted at the same time.

Memorials may be made to the Reagan United Methodist Church or the Reagan Homecoming Association, both c/o Mack Joyner, 173 CR 255, Reagan, TX 76680, or to the Marlin Public Library, 400 Oaks, Marlin, TX 76661.

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