Jack E. Coburn

November 16, 1958 - March 01, 2019

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Tuesday, March 05, 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Young Family Funeral Home - Wolcottville Chapel


Tuesday, March 05, 5:00 PM
Young Family Funeral Home - Wolcottville Chapel


Jack E. Coburn, 60, of Wolcottville died Friday, March 1, 2019, at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne.

He was born November 16, 1958, in Bellefontaine, Ohio.

Mr. Coburn was a machinist and retired from Cook Medical as a quality control manager.

Jack enjoyed fishing, gambling, and going to casinos, especially in Las Vegas. He was an avid I.U. basketball fan, and dearly loved spending time and having cook-outs with his family.

Surviving are his wife, Bernice (Sparkman) Coburn of Wolcottville; a daughter and son-in-law, Jessica and Phillip Miller of Ashley; a son and daughter-in-law, Jack Coburn, Jr. and Christy Bryan-Coburn of Land O’ Lakes, Florida; three stepdaughters, Kathy (Jason) Campbell of Nappanee, Tracy Williams of Ligonier, and Lena Williams of Ligonier; two stepsons, Brian (Joyce) Sparkman of Ligonier and Aaron (Kari Hankins) Williams of Kendallville; two grandchildren, Karlee Miller and Julian Coburn; numerous step grandchildren and step great-grandchildren; and two brothers and sisters-in-law, Ed and Bev Coburn of North Carolina and James “Butch” and Cheryl Coburn of Edon, Ohio.

He was preceded in death by his father, William Coburn; a sister, Vicki Dawson; and a brother, Billy Coburn.

Funeral services will be Tuesday, March 5, 2019, at 5 p.m. at Young Family Funeral Home, Wolcottville Chapel, State Road 9 North, Wolcottville with Pastor Barkley Slone officiating. Cremation will follow the service.

Calling is Tuesday, March 5, 2019, from 3 to 5 p.m. at the funeral home.

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Guest Book

Barbara (Young) Pusateri
March 5th, 2019 3:37pm
Fort Wayne

So sorry for your loss Bernice. Sending healing thoughts and prayers to the family. Jack was definitely one of a kind with his wit and wisdom. RIP my friend.

Angela Derck Hancock
March 5th, 2019 8:39am
Fremont, Indiana

My prayers go out to the family.

M. Hughes
March 4th, 2019 3:47pm

I am very sorry about the loss of your loved one. During times like this we need the kind of strength that only God can provide. He can heal our broken heart and give us peace to cope with our loss. Psalm 147:3 May God give you that peace and strengthen you until the time comes when death is nomore and you can see your loved one again. (Revelation 21:4)

Mary Ann Bentley
March 4th, 2019 12:28pm


Jessica Miller
March 4th, 2019 6:02am
Ashley, In

Dad, I miss you so much I just want to pick up the phone and talk to you. I want to hear your voice and tell you I love you. I was not ready for you to go and never will be. You were the man I looked up to and I never wanted to lose you. I love you dad!!

Bill Glasper
March 4th, 2019 4:31am
Watertown, NY

RIP Jack.

Tammy Bacon
March 3rd, 2019 4:58pm
Spencer, Indiana

Loved you buddy!!!!

Randall E. Wrightsman
March 3rd, 2019 4:16pm
Spencer, Indiana

I had the privilege to work with Jack at Cook Spencer. He’s one of the smartest and wittiest men I’ve ever known. I admired his ability to call it as he see’s it.; short and sweet. My thoughts and prayers to his family.

Katie Dickinson
March 3rd, 2019 11:08am
Fort Wayne

I am so sorry to hear of your loss, Bernice. Sending healing light to you and all your family at this time. Katie

Bob & Patti Meek
March 3rd, 2019 9:42am
St. Pete, Fl

He was a great soul, and he will definitely be missed by many. Prayers~

Sheila Hardesty
March 3rd, 2019 9:03am

I worked with Jack at Cook Medical. I just loved his “gruff “ but really a teddy bear personality. Condolences and prayers for the family.

james keuneke
March 3rd, 2019 5:51am
Butler, In.

Joanna James
March 3rd, 2019 3:53am
Fremont. Indiana

You will be missed a lot Jack your a good guy. Im glad we went to school together. R.I.P.

Karen Gowin
March 2nd, 2019 10:01pm
Spencer IN

I missed Jack as soon as he left Cook. He was a one of a kind. Definitely left a mark in your heart. He finally earned the wings we all knew he had! Miss you Jack! I pray your family has peace!

John and Donna Poole
March 2nd, 2019 9:17pm
Worthington, Indiana

Jack was very special and We were so blessed to have him.as a friend and coworker. Our deepest sympathy to his wife Bernice and Family.

Betty Schaffner
March 2nd, 2019 9:14pm
Lima, Ohio

My deepest sympathy and all my love and prayers to your family. May they have the Lord's peace of mind, feel the strength of his arms and know his love.

Debbie Steely
March 2nd, 2019 6:42pm
Versailles, KY

Jack was one of the funniest people I ever met! Always had a comeback to a snide comment especially when I dogged his Hoosiers! I met him through my friends Teresa & Bridget Sparkman, he was loved so much by them & Bridget's children.. They will always have fond memories of him & ALOT of funny stories to tell! Rest in peace Jack. My condolences to Bernice & your entire family 💔

Joseph coburn
March 2nd, 2019 3:56pm
12104 wahl road saint Charles

Jack family so sorry for your loss

Becky Pope
March 2nd, 2019 3:49pm
Spencer Indiana

So sorry for your loss. Jack was a wonderful person prayers for family and frirnds.

Michael Kutche
March 2nd, 2019 3:33pm
Gosport, IN

My heart is broken, he was one of a kind! Will miss you Jack. My thoughts and prayers go out to the Coburn family.

Wilma Winters
March 2nd, 2019 3:04pm
Lima, Ohio

May God hold you in his arms, till we meet again.

Lori Hart
March 2nd, 2019 2:40pm
Spencer Indiana

So sorry for the loss of this great man and friend. I’ll miss the texts and phone calls saying “Hey shit head. Call me”. Fly High my friend.❤️❤️❤️❤️ Thoughts and prayers to the family.

Betty Hargis
March 2nd, 2019 2:22pm
Ellettsville, IN

Oh Jack, it breaks my heart knowing we wont hear your wise cracks and jokes but I know you are no longer hurting. You will be missed by so many. My thoughts are with the Coburn family.

Sarah Jones
March 2nd, 2019 2:15pm
Springville IN

Heartbroken- So sorry for your loss. Jack was truly one of my best friends. Prayers for the entire family. Miss you buddy!

Margie Stultz
March 2nd, 2019 2:09pm
Buckeye, AZ

My deepest, heartfelt condolences pour out to all your loved ones, during this very difficult time! Rest in Paradise Jack... 💔