James William Coburn, Jr. passed away Thursday, January 21st at the age of 52 years old. He was born, February 6, 1968 in Norfolk, VA to the late James (Jim) William Coburn, Sr. and Betty Jean Powell. He’s survived by his wife of 23 years, Dana Elizabeth Coburn. Their son, James William Coburn, III and daughter Josephine (Josie) Hattie Coburn. His sister, Kim Roach and brother-in-law, John Roach, along with his mother, Betty Jean Coburn and step mother Willene Coburn and many brothers and sisters-in-law, nephews and nieces.
James was the Branch Manager and Director of Wealth Management of Oppenheimer and Co. He was extremely hardworking and dedicated to his clients. He had many interests including Gracie Jiu Jitsu, Muay Thai, Jeet Kune Do and Kali along with running marathons and triathlons but put those interests on hold to make his children his top priority. He always said once they no longer lived with him he’d resume his personal interests. His children were his world from the moment they existed! He will be remembered as being the best father, husband and friend to his family. He will always be remembered by his witty and oftentimes sharp sense of humor and his Bud Light bike rides.
There is no better husband, father and friend than James. He is a perfect partner, protector and provider. He is our BEST and we love him more! Please express condolences to the family at www.altmeyerfh.com.