James Robert Koons, 73, of Big Island, passed away Monday, February 8, 2021. He was born in Jersey Shore, PA on March 17, 1947, a son of the late Donald Edmund Koons and Mabel Wilson Koons. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 52 years, Florence Daugherty Koons; and siblings, Martha Koons, Donny Koons, William Koons, Louis Matthew. He loved his family, brothers, sisters and his church family. He was a Christian man that loved the Lord God and was faithful until the end. Bob Lauver you have been a blessing to my dad and we thank you. He is survived by his children, Helen Walters, James Koons, Jr., Robbie Showers, Rachel Lucas; siblings, Kenny Koons, Raymond Koons,  Jacky Koons, Tommy Koons, Dale Koons, Judy Miller, Mary Ellen Getgen; eleven grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Arrangements by Burch-Messier Messier Funeral Home, Bedford, 540-586-7360.