Coyle James, Jr "Junebug" (VETERAN) DETHERAGE

Great Bend Cemetery
Barton County,

April 10, 1940 - March 8, 2010

ALTUS, Ark. — Coyle "Junebug" Detherage, Jr, 69, of Altus, Ark, died March 8 in the Veterans Hospital at Oklahoma City, Okla, after a short battle with cancer. He was born April 10, 1940, in Altus, Ark, to Coyle and Daisy Detherage. Coyle started school at the tender age of four. During high school, he played on the Altus Owls boys' basketball and baseball teams, where many lasting friendships were formed. At age 17, he joined the United States Navy with the blessing of his parents. He attended Naval training at Great Lakes Naval Station in Illinois. He was stationed in Honolulu, Hawaii, throughout his naval career and while there he was an amateur boxer for the United States Navy team.

After having served in the U S Navy, he moved to Great Bend. Here he met and married Gloria Raquel Marquez in 1964. To this union were born four children. In 1988, he then married Carla Sue Francis. She preceded him in death on Nov. 18, 2007.

Coyle worked in the oil and trucking industry until retirement; however, he could not stay idle, so he started his own trucking business, Detherage Trucking. He again retired to return to Altus, Ark, to help care for his mother. Coyle enjoyed gardening, fishing and any activities that included his grandchildren. Many fond memories were made with his family, children and grandchildren throughout his life.

Mr Detherage was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles Lodge.

Coyle is survived by his children, Lisa Burkhart and husband Kerry of Norman, Okla, Pamela Perry and husband Michael of Great Bend, James Detherage and wife Tanya of Plano, Texas, and Matthew Detherage and wife Schamra of Hays; eight grandchildren, Rachel, Lynelle, Mackenzie, Bryce, Logan, Aly, Chance and Drake; two stepdaughters, Carol Niedens and husband Lyle of Westwood and Lisa Francis of Great Bend; two stepgrandsons, Conley and Pierce; his mother, Daisy of Altus, Ark,; brothers, Billy Ray Detherage and wife Doris of Lawrence, James "Budjo" Detherage and wife Arleta of Branson, Mo., Larry Detherage and wife Kathy of Albuquerque, N.M., and Ronnie Dale Detherage of Larned; numerous nephews and nieces; his best buddy, Clay Julian of Altus, Ark.; and many other friends and loved ones. He was also preceded in death by his father, Coyle; sister, Delores Joyce "Dot" Littlejohn; and stepdaughter, Lori Francis.

Contributed on 9/14/13 by kristibender
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Submitted: 9/14/13 • Approved: 9/7/16 • Last Updated: 3/11/18 • R7192-G0-S3

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