James W. “Jimmy” Coburn, 51, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his wife and family at 11:54 a.m. on Saturday, October 8, 2022.
He was born in Plymouth, Indiana on August 20, 1971, to Janice E. (Nice) and Kelly Coburn. Jimmy graduated from Warsaw High School with the class of 1989 and went on to get his associate’s degree in business science from Ivy Tech College.
On September 22, 2018, in Mishawaka, Indiana, Jimmy married Shonda R. Robbins.
Jimmy was a truck driver for Hoosier Racing Tire in Lakeville.
He was born with the gift of music and a lot of his talent was self-taught, from the drums and piano to the guitar, and he enjoyed sharing his love of music with others. He was passionate about playing bass in the band High Five, long rides on his Harley, and spending time with great friends.
Jimmy had a smile that lit up the room. He was stubborn, strong-willed, and liked doing this “his way”, as he thought he was never wrong. He had a loving heart and deep love for his family.
He is survived by his wife, Shonda, and their children: Bianca, Troy, Trent, Dakota, Savannah, and Xander; grandchildren Carson and Asher; his mother Janice (John Gaines) Moore Gaines of Plymouth; his sisters Debra (Steve) Keen of LaPaz and Barbara Sommers of Plymouth; stepsiblings: Terry (Jim) Thompson, Charles Moore, and Sandra Williams; many nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles as well as many close and lifelong friends and extended Tirotta family.
Jimmy was preceded in death by his father Kelly; his stepfather Charles Moore: his brother Kelly William Coburn; his half-sister Kellie Jean Warner; maternal grandparents Maxine and James Nice and paternal grandparents Elizabeth and Jim Varney.
Visitation will be held on Tuesday, October 18, 2022, from 4-6 p.m. at Johnson-Danielson Funeral Home, 1100 N. Michigan Street, Plymouth. Funeral services will immediately follow at 6 p.m. with Rev. John Perkinson officiating.
A Celebration of Jimmy’s Life will also be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the family to help with expenses.
Caryn Durski, Johnson-Danielson Funeral Home
Ashley Dawson (Ruggles) says
I’m praying for our family and you all are in my thoughts and prayers. I’m sorry I won’t be able to make it my work schedule is dated out to October 25th.
Kellie Rzepka says
My deepest sympathy to my cousin Shonda and family.
You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Kellie and Jim Rzepka
Joe Feingold says
My condolences to all the family and friends. I knew Jimmy for many, many years. Although we werent close. He was however important to those close to me. I am so very sorry. May he rest easy. The same age as me. 🙁 Too young!
Melody Harris says
So very very sorry for your loss. Lots of prayers for your family.
Jeanne A Lanthier says
To Jimmy’s entire family I’m so very sorry for this loss. Prayers of peace and strength for all of you.
Jennifer Fisher says
There are no words that exist to take away your pain. You are all loved so much, by so many people- and now is the time to lean on all of us. We are here- arms ready to lend a helping hand or warm embrace!
Sending strength and love-
Jenny, Bobby and kids
Derek Kunz says
All my love to you Shonda, as well as healing love and hugs to the family. It all seems so unfair and I’m sorry ya’ll had to go through this experience!
Debby and Doug McNutt says
I can’t say goodbye my friend, so it will be ‘til we meet again. Sending my love to Shonda and all of your family. Will miss that big smile and all your silly antics. Fly high my friend, you will be missed.
Ashley Dawson (Ruggles) says
I’d like to send my thoughts and prayers to my family I’m truly sorry for our loss and I’m truly sorry I’m unable to make it to Uncle Jimmy’s visitation. If someone could let me know when his celebration of life is i will try to there. Love you all