Buell Douglas Coomer, 78, of Cecilia, died Tuesday, February 22, 2022 at Hardin Memorial Hospital in Elizabethtown. He was born in the home of his grandparents, Welby and Mary Coomer, located in the Weed Ridge area of Adair County, to the late Buell and Alice Brown Coomer on May 18, 1943.
Doug graduated from Adair County High School in 1961. He then graduated from the University of Kentucky in 1965 and earned his master’s degree from the University of Louisville in 1966. He was a member of the Clayton Baptist Church in Clayton, Georgia and was a retired civil engineer for Kimley-Horn in West Palm Beach, Florida. He was an avid UK basketball fan, loved Corvettes and served with Habitat for Humanity in Rabun County, Georgia.
Survivors include three children, Janna Furnish (Mark) of Henryville, Indiana, Bryan Coomer (Kelly) of Chicago, Illinois, and Jennifer Coomer-Adkins (Philip) of Holly Springs, North Carolina; six grandchildren, Avery, Kendall, Sydney, Riley, Victor and Naomi; six siblings, Ronald Coomer (Pat) of Elizabethtown, Russell Coomer (Pat) of Russell Springs, Linda Shoemaker (Jerry) of Bowling Green, Cathy Cox (Brad) of Columbia, Sheila Keltner (Kenneth) of Bowling Green, and Roland Coomer (Terri) of Somerset; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. central time Saturday, February 26, 2022 at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home, with burial in the Haven Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be on Saturday from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home.
Bro. Richie Coomer will be officiating and pallbearers will be: Victor Adkins, Neal Clayton, Austin Coomer, Kyle Coomer, Mark Coomer, Ben Keltner and Wes Keltner.
The family requests that everyone attending wear a mask or face covering.
Funeral services will be live-streamed on Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Facebook page at 2 p.m. Saturday.