Donald (Don) Herbert Coonrod Jr., 60, passed away on January 21, 2023. Graveside services will be held at 3 p.m. on Friday, February 17, 2023 at Elmwood Memorial Park in Abilene with Pastor Penny Biddy officiating. Don was born September 28, 1962, in Wahiawa, Hawaii. to Donald Herbert Coonrod, Sr. and Gwendolyn Sue (Brunson) Coonrod. Don graduated from Hawley High School in 1981, where he lettered in football and was involved in FFA and other Ag activities. Don married Gwen Carter on August 18, 1984. Together they raised their three sons in Hawley. Don was preceded in death by his father, Donald Sr. and his son, Justin. Don is survived by his mother Gwen Brunson Coonrod; and wife Gwen Carter Coonrod, son Corbin and wife Amber, son Chance and wife Harley; grandchildren Cale, Emmalee and Case. He is also survived by his sister; Ronda Cullen and husband Mitch, and their children; Aaron and wife Carsey, Clayton and wife Kelsi, and Spencer. He was also survived by many cousins. Don fit the role of farmer very well, He loved plowing, hauling hay and tending to his cows with his sons. The only activity he enjoyed more was spoiling his grandkids and driving around the farm with them sitting on his lap. Guests may leave condolences at elliott-haml.com.
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