Walter Edward “Bo” Koon, Sr., 84, of Prosperity, widower of Mary Jean Ringer Koon, died Sunday, November 1, 2015, at Newberry County Memorial Hospital.

Born on February 23, 1931, in Prosperity, he was a son of the late Wilbur and Annie Lou Richardson Koon. He was an Air Force veteran, retired from Duke Power, and was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church. Mr. Koon was a member of the Newberry Shrine Club, the Hejaz Temple, Scottish Rite and Amity Lodge # 87 AFM.

He is survived by his son, Eddie (Susan) Koon; grandchildren, Jason (Kayla) Koon, Jennifer (Brian) Beck and Rick (Mindy) Hope; great-grandchildren, Lila, Laila and Livie Koon, Karalie Beck and Issac Hope. He was predeceased by a daughter, Tina Bedenbaugh.

Funeral services will 3:00 pm Wednesday, November 4, 2015, at McSwain-Evans Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Brent Nichols. Burial will follow in St. Paul Lutheran Church Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday from 5:00 – 7:00 pm at McSwain-Evans Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to the Shriner's Hospital, 950 West Faris Road, Greenville, SC 29605.

Active pallbearers will be Jason Koon, Rick Hope, Hank Dowd, Stan Shealy, Carrie Cromer, Jr. and Russell Bedenbaugh.

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#12 Debbie Kesler Werts 2015-11-30 22:18
Mr. BO was a sweet man that has gone to Jésus. He will be missed.
Debbie and Paul
#11 Vicki Hendrix 2015-11-10 12:15
Eddie and Susan, I am so sorry for your loss.
#10 Annette-Hayne Davis 2015-11-05 15:32
Jennifer, Brian, Karalie & Family, your family is in our thoughts and prayers. We are truly sorry for your loss.
#9 Becky Chapman 2015-11-03 22:27
You are all in our thoughts and prayers. Wayne & Becky
#8 Ronnie and Carolyn 2015-11-03 16:01
Sorry to hear about Mr Bo, He will truly be missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. My god bless you all.
#7 S Michelle Goodman 2015-11-03 14:50
I am very sorry to hear of your loss. May God speed healing to your hearts. You are all in my prayers.
#6 Jim & Jean Counts 2015-11-03 13:18
Sending condolences to all the Koon family.
#5 Dana Werts 2015-11-02 18:14
Sorry to hear about Mr. "Bo" passing. He will truly be missed.
#4 Rhonda 2015-11-02 13:30
So sorry to hear about Mr. Bo....he's with Miss Jean & Tina now smiling down on us all. Love to all, Miss R
#3 Doug & Pam Hipp 2015-11-02 11:28
Pam and I send our condolences. Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers.
#2 R Brown 2015-11-02 09:51
I am sorry to hear of your loss. Please find comfort in Revelation 21;4 that reads: "And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes and death will be no more. Neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things has passed away. The Bible gives us hope that one day our dead loved ones will be brought back to life.
#1 Deb & Derrill Taylor 2015-11-02 00:32
To all the family, Please accept our condolences. Mr. Bo was such a sweet man & he will be missed. May our Lord console you all and give you peace during your time of loss. Much Love, Debra & Derrill

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