James Coulson

James Robert Coulson

1925 - 2019

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Obituary of James Robert Coulson

James Robert Coulson age 93 of Morgantown went to be with the Lord on Monday, June 3, 2019 at Madison Rehabilitation Center.  He was born September 23, 1925 in Morgantown to the late William and Emma Alice Herod Coulson.

James was a World War II United States Army Veteran and a Purple Heart recipient.  Following his military service, James entered West Virginia University and received his Forestry Degree.

 He was a member of the WVU Golf team and during his senior year was captain of the team.  James enjoyed gardening and being with his nieces, nephews, and their families.  He was also proud of winning the marble championship of Monongalia County in sixth grade.

James is survived by his nieces and nephews, Will Coulson, Deborah Clark, John Coulson, Penny Daily, Linda Spayd, Dianna Miller, Sharon Swartz, Jimmy Mains, Tammy Campbell, Bob Coulson, Jodi Vincent and Vicki Dorn, and sisters-in-law, Dorothy Coulson and Jean Coulson.

James was preceded in death by his sisters, Rosa Mains and Elvira Dorn, brothers, Bill Coulson WW II Army Veteran who was killed in active duty, John Coulson  WW II Navy Veteran, Tom Coulson Army Veteran, Norman Squires WW II Veteran and Clarence Squires, and sister-in-law Belle Coulson. 

The family wishes to extent a heartfelt thanks to the Madison and Amedisys Hospice for the loving care extended to their Uncle in his time of need.

Friends may call at the McCulla Funeral Home, 770 Fairmont Road, Westover on Friday, June 7, 2019 from 10:00 am until the 11:00 am funeral service with Pastor Craig Falkenstine officiating.  Burial will follow at the WV National Cemetery in Pruntytown with Will Coulson officiating with graveside military honors provided by the Taylor County Honor Guard and the WV Army National Guard.  Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.McCulla.com.