The Washington Times-Herald

April 16, 2013

James ‘Tick’ Coonrod

July 1, 1919 - April 14, 2013

Washington Times-Herald

MONROE CITY — James Robert “Tick” Coonrod, 93, passed away Sunday at his residence. The son of Dennis Pennington and Bessie (Sanders) Coonrod, he was born in Monroe City on July 1, 1919. After serving in the Navy in World War II, he worked for Republic Airlines in Evansville. His business of 60 years, The Pool Room, was a local restaurant in Monroe City where they served the best cheeseburgers and cherry cokes in Knox County. Tick was a very generous man to his community, always helping families in need. All kids that went to the pool room never left without lots of bubble gum and candy bars. An avid sports fan, Tick enjoyed listening to the Chicago Cubs, Indiana Hoosiers basketball, Indiana Pacers, and the Indianapolis Colts. Surviving is his family, a son, Jerry Coonrod and his wife Georgianna of Vincennes; and three grandchildren, Angela Coonrod, Andrea Coonrod and Eric Coonrod. Preceding him in death were his parents; his wife of 59 years, Mary Frances (Leech) Coonrod, whom he married April 15, 1938; a son, Jan Michael Coonrod; a grandson, Mark Coonrod; a brother, D.P. Coonrod Jr.; and a sister, Virginia Coonrod Mize. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Goodwin Funeral Home, with Rev. Fred Harrison officiating. Burial will follow in the Fairview cemetery. Visitation is from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday and from 10 a.m. until the service time Friday. Memorial contributions may be made to the Blue Jean Center or to Online condolences may be made at