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Thomas “Shep” Larry Coburn, age 70

Thomas “Shep” Larry Coburn, age 70, of Stuttgart passed away on Tuesday, September 22, 2020.  He was born in Boston, Massachusetts on July 23, 1950 to the late John Everett and Effie Corinna (Harris) Coburn, Sr.

He loved to go hunting and fishing with his brothers. He loved riding his Harley motorcycle.

He is preceded in death by his brother Billy David Coburn.

Shep leaves behind his special lifelong friend Mitzi Powell; his siblings John Everett Coburn, Jr. (Linda) of McRae, Paul Hatley Coburn (Doris) of Evanston, Wyoming and Patti Coburn McIlroy (Bob) of Beebe; sister-in-law Paula Coburn; many nieces, nephews and a host of extended family and friends.

In light of the current health concerns, Shep’s family thanks you for your thoughts and prayers if you are not able to attend the service. Please be aware, as per Arkansas directives, attendance will be regulated in accordance to Arkansas guidelines, all guests in attendance will be required wear masks/facial coverings and social distancing guidelines will be in place.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, September 26, 2020 at 11 AM at Jesus Name Church of Christ, located at 1803 South Park Ave, Stuttgart, Arkansas 72160.

In lieu of flowers donations in Shep’s honor can be made to Jesus Name Church of Christ, Stuttgart, Arkansas.

Arrangements are entrusted to A Natural State Funeral Service, 2620 West Main Street, Jacksonville, Arkansas. 501-982-3400.


  • Gary Zornes Posted September 24, 2020 7:02 AM

    Ride on brother, keep the shiny side up.

  • Jimmie Morgan Posted September 24, 2020 10:00 AM

    Rest in peace and love, Shep, you will be missed! Love and prayers!

  • Jeffery Pearman Posted September 24, 2020 11:33 AM

    Prayers for family an Friends an Ride on Brother you will be missed but never forgotten ! 🙏

  • Keith Barnes Posted September 24, 2020 11:56 AM

    Haven’t seen my friend Shep in years, I wish I would have been able to catch up to him before now.
    My prayers go out to all his family and friends. Ride on brother, you can ride that Harley in the Sky now!

  • Jessica Scherm Posted September 24, 2020 12:53 PM

    Your buckaroo is sure going to miss you!!!

  • Charles Church Posted September 24, 2020 2:13 PM

    R.I.P. Shep keep on riding across the sky brother

  • Tammy martin Posted September 25, 2020 12:46 AM

    We Will allways remember you and we will miss you

  • Martha Hill Posted September 25, 2020 7:12 AM

    So sorry for your loss. You’re in my prayers.

  • Curtis Coburn Jr. Posted September 25, 2020 9:10 AM

    Rest In Peace.

  • Ken Doles Posted September 25, 2020 9:18 AM

    So sorry to hear. Sending prayers.

  • Dr. John Scheel Posted September 25, 2020 10:26 AM

    I was close to his parents. I have know Tommy for many years. My thoughts and prayers are with the family.

  • Allen Zornes Posted September 25, 2020 6:51 PM

    RIP Brother

  • Tina Bateman Posted September 26, 2020 3:19 AM

    So sorry to hear this. Prayers for family. Was a little crazy at times but a darn good man.

  • Tommy Risner Posted September 26, 2020 7:56 AM

    We had a lot of fun. Your friend, TR

  • Cyrissa Jackson Posted September 26, 2020 6:37 PM

    Short version of
    The Biker’s Code
    Loyalty, Respect, Honor, Integrity…
    Never abandoned a Brother or Sister out on the road…
    Your word is your bond…
    Don’t be an a..hole…
    Just a few words to say Rest in peace my old friend. You will be missed something awful. You had a very good woman til the end and I love you both. No more worries for you anymore. Ride the clouds and look down on us. Say hey to Lisa and all of our old friends we will be there soon.

  • Becky White Posted September 26, 2020 9:53 PM

    I loved him he was always saying cuz I love u and u pray for me

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