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J.B. Junior Piper

November 1, 1927 ~ April 14, 2018 (age 90)

J.B. “Junior” Piper passed away April 14 at the age of 90. He was born Nov. 1, 1927 in Woodbine, Iowa to Luther and Bertha Piper and was the youngest of five children.

He married Thelma Chambers Nov. 30, 1947, and together they had five children.

J.B. spent most of his life working for power companies, including Coos-Curry Electric for nearly 40 years.

He is survived by daughters, Lynda Oliver and husband, Clancy, Marlene Piper and partner, Gerald Marca, and Cindy Sapp and husband, Kent; son, Jason Brett Piper and wife, Justine; six grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Thelma in 2015; son, Randy in 2010; his parents; and four siblings.

He is greatly missed by all of us.

A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m., Friday, April 20, at the Norway Cemetery, 12041 Highway 42.

Arrangements are under the care of Coos Bay Chapel, 541-267-3131.

Friends and family are encouraged to sign the online guestbook at and

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