Joseph Coberly

Joseph Coberly

Wednesday, September 2nd, 1953 Thursday, September 26th, 2019

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Obituary for Joseph Floyd Coberly

Joseph Coberly was born on September 2nd 1953, in Salem Oregon, God looked down from heaven and said “Oh no, another Coberly”.

Joe grew up in Salem and went through all 12 grades there and each year his teacher said “Oh no, another Coberly”.

In 1980, Joe was blessed with his first son, Warren. Two years later while at work he met the new girl, Connie Claassen, and realized he had met the love of his life. After convincing her of it, Joe and Connie were married in 1983. Later that same year they had another child, Timothy. Living his whole life in Salem, his children followed in his footsteps, going to the same schools, where their teachers said, “Oh no another Coberly”.

Joe loved his family more than anything and taught his sons the art of practical jokes and a wonderful sense of humor. When he was blessed with his only grandchild, Julian, he spent hours talking about him with anyone willing to listen and watching pancakes run by while on excursions with Julian.

With the boys in daycare and learning the difficulty of finding and affording a good day care Joe decided to stay home and take care of his children and many others too, by running a small day care, because being a child himself, it was the perfect career.

He also ran a computer business where he taught himself to build and repair computers and enjoyed working on them until his illness made it too difficult.

In August of 2018, Joe had a massive stroke that kept him from ever returning home. With his wife and son by his side daily he fought as hard as he could, and 13 months later, on September 26, 2019, Joe couldn’t battle the fight anymore, and with the people he loved the most by his side, he went home to heaven, where God said, ”Finally, another Coberly”.

Joe is survived by Connie, his wife of 36 years, sons Warren Thompson and Timothy Coberly, grandson Julian Thompson, older sister Linda, brothers Vernon Jr, Willie, Arthur, Eddie, Donald and David , and younger sister Bobbie, and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father Vernon Coberly Sr and mother Dorothy.

Arrangements are with Dallas Mortuary Tribute Center, with a memorial service on October 19, 2019, at 1 pm at Dallas Mortuary Tribute Center. Private interment was in the Dallas Cemetery.

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    Saturday, October 19th, 2019 | 1:00pm
    Dallas Mortuary Tribute Center
    287 SW Washington St.
    Dallas, OR
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    Saturday, October 19th, 2019
  • Interment

    Dallas Cemetery
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Diane McCoy

We loved Joseph! He always came in with a smile and would tease.
We will miss him dearly! We feel your loss and are so thankful we got the privilege of know Joseph (a wonderful Coberly!)
Sincerely Randy and Diane McCoy
Comment | Posted at 09:01pm via Condolence

Monica Pomares

I appreciate the love you always showed me. I’m glad to have gotten to know you and spent time with you. I hope you are now finally at peace after so many years of suffering in pain. My condolences to Connie, Timothy and Warren.
Comment | Posted at 01:09am via Condolence

Elizabeth Jackson

Uncle Joe, You had one great of a fight over the last year. I’m sorry you had to go through all of that. But I’m forever thankful that I got to hang out with you guys over the last year even though the circumstances weren’t ideal. I got to see first hand how much Connie, Tim, & Warren love you. Connie’s love for you is the true meaning of loving someone through sickness & health. One of my favorite recent memories of you is you telling everyone I’m your daughter. I think it’s because you saw my face almost every day. I’m glad that my son got to meet you but I wish he would’ve got to know you better. I’m at ease knowing you are no longer suffering. But my heart breaks because you are gone. I will never forget you, I love you 💙
Comment | Posted at 01:13pm via Condolence

Jay Boutwell

My Sincere and deepest Sympathy to the Family of such a caring and honorable person, Joseph Coberly. May God reach down and into the hearts and minds of those whom this loss is so greatly felt and grant you each understanding and peace. Peace knowing that Joseph Coberly has finished his race and now his Soul is peaceful at rest with God.
I have am fortunate to have met and associated with Joe and his Family over the years. We spent many good times visiting and talking about what mattered the most in life. I can testify that Joe also had a serious side of life. Yes He had a humorous side but most importance, he was a compassionate and loving man that cared and loved his Family and Friends . He often talked about his Family and his Friends always speaking so proudly of you. I can tell you that he was so happy to have each one of you in his Life.
During the times he was still driving a vehicle, he would get bored and would come to my shop and talk for great lengths of time talking about the serious parts of his life.

Connie, I can tell you that Joe greatly loved you as he spoke highly of you telling me that he loved you, not only because you were his Wife but that you cared about him and were so involved in his life.

Warren, Timothy and Julian,You were often part of his conversion in which he affirmed his devoted love for each of you. He was so proud of you.
He spoke highly of Monica saying how thankful he was that she had contributed much happiness to his life, helping him during his ailing years and because she had blessed him with a Grand Son, Julian.
So see Joe had a serious side to his life that many do not know about.

I know that without a doubt, Joe will be missed by many whom will feel a great emptiness, and loss of happiness that Joe brought into their lives. I know that I do. He enriched my life greatly and his Memory are, and will be fond Memories of good times that Joe and I shared.
Thank you Joe for being such a loyal and caring Friend, so I will not say "Good Bye" because of your Passing, but instead I will only say, "So long my Good Friend, We will meet again!

Your Friend, Jay Boutwell Salem, Oregon.
Comment | Posted at 03:45pm via Condolence


My heart was so sad to hear of Joe’s passing. His sense of humor is what I will always remember. He was stubborn too!! But I liked that about him! He connected to me from that first time he met me. And yes I connected to him. Connie was a great wife for Joe- they always spoke their minds, nothing left unsaid! My heart goes out to you, Connie. Please know I am thinking about you. Janie
Comment | Posted at 10:55pm via Condolence

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