GREENSBORO, N.C. (WNCN) – Funeral arrangements for former U.S. Congressman Howard Coble will take place next Tuesday in Greensboro.
The 84-year-old died late Tuesday night after an extended hospital stay for health problems, including skin cancer.
WXII reported that Coble’s visitation and funeral will take place Tuesday at Westover Presbyterian Church at 505 Muirs Chapel Road in Greensboro. The visitation will take place from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., with the funeral immediately following. The burial will be private.
Coble was a Republican and represented District 6, which includes portions of Greensboro and Durham, for 30 years. He retired in 2014 due to health issues.
Coble was born in 1931 in Greensboro.
He attended Appalachian State University for one year prior to transferring to Guilford College in Greensboro, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in History in 1958, according to Coble’s Facebook page.
Coble attended the University of North Carolina School of Law in Chapel Hill, where he received his Juris Doctor degree in 1962.
Coble had a long political and military career, including nearly 30 years in the Coast Guard. He was an assistant federal prosecutor, state revenue secretary under Gov. Jim Holshouser and state House member before his initial 1984 congressional victory.
The Associated Press contributed to this article.