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CUMBERLAND "Be imitators of God and walk in love just as Christ loved and gave Himself for us. This will serve as an offering to God coming before Him as a fragrant aroma." (Ephesians 5:1-2). This sacrificial love that defines God, serves as our example as a way to live our lives that will produce much fruit, please God, and demonstrate His attributes. This is the way Wayne Coughenour lived his life. We know that today you are with The Father in Heaven and your reward is great.
He was an extraordinary man of integrity and character, a quiet gentleman, whose strength was found in his kind and compassionate nature. He was a man of humility, honor, grace, and faith. He never raised his voice and never complained. He was a remarkable treasure, a rare and precious gem. He lived his life to the very last moment filling everyone with his tremendous love and selflessness, always thinking of others above himself. How fortunate we are to have been blessed to call this wonderful man our father, teacher, confidant, and friend. Your words will remain as our guide, and your memory serve as our foundation. Thank you for the way you have influenced and touched each of us in so many special ways. We commemorate your life and cherish the time we had together. We will hold you near and dear in our hearts always.
Wayne Arlynn Coughenour, 88, of Cumberland, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018, surrounded by family.
Born April 18, 1929, in Hyndman, Pa., he was the son of the late Roy and Dora Coughenour.
He was a devoted and faithful husband, married for nearly 60 years to his late wife, Wanda Hope Coughenour, and a caring father to his children,
Cathy Coughenour, Lisa (Coughenour) Farris, Stephen Coughenour and David Coughenour; son-in-law, Felix Farris, and daughter-in-law to be, Jennifer Shield whom he considered as his own. He has only one grandchild, Lindsay (Farris) Butler who holds a very special place in his heart and shares the same birthday, as well as her husband, Brandon, whom he also loved. He was the great, grandfather of their two children, Grayson and Scarlett. He has one living sister, Deanne Robein; and a sister-in-law, Mary Ryan, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
Mr. Coughenour grew up on the family farm in Hyndman, and attended school there. He was a veteran and served his country as a private in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict, where he worked as a medic. He was a hard worker and a good provider, employed by the A&P Grocery Stores as a retail clerk and received numerous service awards throughout the years.
He was a faithful Christian, and routinely spent time with God in prayer, reading his Bible and daily devotions. He quoted scripture and used the word as a compass to guide him through life. He also enjoyed music, singing and playing the guitar. One of his greatest joys was his family and he took pleasure in spending time together at home and on vacations. He was also very fond of his pets, a little dog, Lacie Kate, and two cats, Luke and Ty.
Friends will be received at the Upchurch Funeral Home, P.A., 202 Greene St., Cumberland, on Sunday from 6-8 p.m.
The funeral service will be held on Monday at 1 p.m. in the funeral home, with Dr. Sharon Johnson Colisino, officiating.
Interment will be in MSVC Rocky Gap, where military honors will be accorded by Fort Cumberland Post 13 Veterans Honor Guard.
Even in the darkest hour we can see the hand of God, knowing that we have the gift of salvation and the promise of eternal life. We hold you in high esteem and honor you. We thank you for your legacy of love, and we will strive to carry it forward in life's journey, as you always desired the best for us. You will be greatly missed our dear, sweet Daddy. We love you so very much, and until we see you again one day, we know that as you stand before God, He will say, "Enter in, well done thou good and faithful servant."
Published on March 2, 2018
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