James Reuben “Jim” Coe, Jr. of Groesbeck, passed away at home on Wednesday, March 9, 2016, at age 80. Jim was born March 31, 1935 to Joseph Reuben Coe and Margaret (Stewart) Coe in Groesbeck. He graduated from Groesbeck High School in the class of 1951. Jim had polio as a child, and despite doctor’s predictions he would not walk, he overcame this, and remained active during his life, even after breaking his leg that was affected by the polio later in life. Jim’s first wife, Cora Lee died at a very young age. He was then married to Nina Horton Coe and during their marriage they adopted two children, their son Jay and their daughter, Marya. He later lost two more wives to cancer, Harriett Dee Coe and Brenda Kay Coe. Jim’s work career included owning an auto parts store in the seventies, working for Jackson Tractor in Mexia in the seventies; and again owning another auto parts store in Huntsville in the eighties. He moved to Houston, where he worked for Trees, Inc. in Houston for six or seven years. He moved back to his farm near Groesbeck, and as well as farming, he worked in transportation for LCDC at Groesbeck and then at Jack Harwell Center in Waco, where he had many friends. He retired on his birthday last year, at age 80. He was a farmer in the same area in the LaSalle community where his father had farmed. He raised watermelons for the family (really “good” melons according to grandsons) and also sold them locally and in Houston; and he also raised corn. He enjoyed hunting, whether elk in Colorado, or deer locally, and even enjoyed just spending the day out in the woods. He also enjoyed time spent watching Westerns and sports on TV. Jim was preceded in death by his parents and three wives and his sister, Betty. He is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Jay and Tina Coe of Grosebeck; daughter and son-in-law, Marya and Tyron Hudson of Houston; granddaughter and grandson-in-law, Savanna and Will Eason of Groesbeck; grandson Bobby Coe of Groesbeck; grandson Angelo Servantez, Jr. of Havelock, NC; sister and brother-in-law, Janice and Jerry Taylor of Groesbeck; and sister, Joyce Killingsworth of Groesbeck; and many nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests any donations in his memory be made to any local organizations that benefit school children, especially in ag programs.