Donald Eugene “Gene” Coburn, of Albany, MO, passed away at the age of 86. He was born in Gentry County August 25th, 1936, to Henry and Alta (Neal) Coburn.

The funeral service will be held Saturday, May 20th at 10:00 AM at Roberson-Polley Chapel, Albany. Burial will be in the Grandview Cemetery, Albany. There will be no scheduled family visitation. Family and friends are welcome to visit the funeral home anytime after 2:00 PM on Friday. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Hall Cemetery or a charity of the givers choice in care of Roberson-Polley Chapel, 403 N. Hundley, Albany, MO 64402. Online Condolences:

Gene was drafted and served in the Army with the 120th Transportation Co. from November 1959, to March, 1962. He was stationed at Fort Meade, Maryland, most of the time in the Army. He returned to Albany and became a partner in a filling station. Gene spent his life as a trucker after that. He began as a kid tagging along with Walter Severson and purchased the business in 1964 after Walter’s health failed. He hauled loads of livestock for many years then purchased a semi and grain trailer for the rest of his career. He hauled his last two loads May 10th. He was a happy man in that truck!

Gene was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Eldon and Jim Coburn.

He is survived by his wife, Barbara “Bobbi” (Siddens) Coburn. They were married in 1964 and to this union two children were born. A son, Sam Coburn, (Jennifer) Worth,  MO, and a daughter, Becky (Ken) Warren Lawson, MO.. Gene and Bobbi have been blessed with three grandchildren, Will Franks (Cynthia) Shanghai, China, Brooke Collins and Ashley Ebel (Tony) both of Grain Valley, MO., four great grandsons Thayne, Tayten, and Traycen Collins and Jax Ebel all of Grain Valley, sisters-in-law Nell Coburn and Sheryl Coburn both of Albany, Dixie Crail, St Joe, MO, Lynn Connor, Council Bluffs, Iowa, and brother-in- law, Charles Siddens, Albany, several nieces, nephews and many friends.