In Loving Memory of William Coyner: 1928-2022


Longtime Kirkland resident William Albert Coyner passed away Sept. 12, 2022, in Morton, Washington, at age 93. Born in Indiana, he joined the U.S. Navy at age 17, and was sent to Sand Point Naval Air Station in Seattle. He married Polly Johnson in 1948 and was able to celebrate their 74th wedding anniversary before he passed. 

He is survived by his loving wife Polly, of Cinebar; son Steve, of Cinebar; and son Tom, of Kirkland. Bill has three grandchildren: Jennifer McMillion, Eric Coyner and Emily Smith, all of Lewis County. He also has 11 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren, most of whom live in Lewis County.

A funeral will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 23, 2022 at Tahoma National Cemetery.