George E. “Buzz” Coad, Jr, 75, of Southbury, died March 8, at the River Glen Health Center in Southbury. He was born January 1, 1938, in Waterbury, son of Irene A. (King) Coad and George E. Coad, Sr. He was the husband of Linda (Campbell) Coad.
His mother was born in Newtown, and he is a great-great-grandson of E.L. Johnson, Newtown’s first town historian.
Mr Coad worked as a truck driver for St Pierre Oil Co. and C.L. Adams. He also drove a milk truck for both H.H. Stone and Sons and Cowles Transportation. He was a member of the Mattatuck Drum Band, King Solomon’s Masonic Lodge # 7 A.F. & A.M., the Bethlehem Grange, St Andrew’s Society of Connecticut, and the North Congregational Church.
He served in the US Air Force and was a veteran member of the Woodbury Fire Department.
As a family, he enjoyed with all the kids tent camping and fishing. The family was also involved in the Oxbury 4-H Horse Club, the Bicentennial Wagon Train, the Waterbury reenactment of Rochambeau’s March in 1976, and participated for many years with the Southbury Eagles Fife and Drum Band.
Besides his wife, his sons Warren Coad, and his wife Sally, of Philadelphia, Tenn., and Mike Coad, and his partner Amy Vidler, of Watertown; his daughters Virginia Morris of Southbury, Katie Castings, and her husband Walt, of Woodbury; his sisters, Nancy Cowles, Linda Walters, and her husband Marty, all of Woodbury, Sandra Doran of Ohio, Kathy Beaulieu, and her husband Ron, of Montana; three grandchildren; and five stepgrandchildren survive Mr Coad.
Funeral services will take place Saturday, March 23, at 11 am, at the North Congregational Church, 11 Main Street North, Woodbury. Burial will be private. There are no calling hours.
Memorial contributions may be made to King Solomon’s Masonic Lodge, #7 A.F. & A.M., PO Box 670, Woodbury CT 06798.
Online condolences may be made at www.munsonloveterefuneralhome.com.