Camden Coberly II

Camden Arthur Coberly II

1941 - 2023

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Obituary of Camden Arthur Coberly II

We are saddened to announce the passing of Camden A. Coberly II, a career officer and a veteran of the United States Air Force, who left his earthly body to join our Lord on November 27, 2023.

He was born in Parkersburg, West Virginia on August 24, 1941, to Theodore S. and Margare K. Coberly. He graduated from high school in Falls Church, Virginia in 1959 and enlisted in the Air Force. He was accepted into the U.S. Air Force Academy and graduated in 1964. He obtained a Master of Science at Texas A&M University-Commerce in 1984.

He is survived by his beloved wife of 58 years, Judith (Judy), son Colter (Colt) and grand-daughter, Cadence Jo. Immediate family members include Theodore (Ted) Coberly, brother, and his wife, Jan; and Kathleen Stewart, sister, and her husband Scott;

As a pilot he flew both the KC-135 and B-52 aircraft. He was involved in training and operations throughout his career in the Air Force. One of his achievements was the development and direction of the Accelerated Copilot Enrichment (ACE) program in the Strategic Air Command’s Directorate of Training. This innovative program was designed to allow multi-engine co-pilots to gain more flying experience in trainer jets than they would in larger aircraft. His vision and leadership in this role had a lasting impact. He retired from military service as a Lieutenant Colonel in 1983.

He pursued a second career as a financial consultant starting with E. F. Hutton in 1984 and retiring with Raymond James in 2015 after 31 years. He had an uncanny ability for stock analysis and portfolio building. He also had a passion for doing the right thing for his clients.

He will be remembered for his wry sense of humor and devotion to family. He loved fishing, studying the stock market, stamp collecting and coaching/supporting youth sports at the YMCA and Western Hills Little League. His kind and generous nature influenced every aspect of his life.

May he rest in peace, finally without pain. As we mourn his loss, may his memory be a blessing. We celebrate a life well-lived, marked by honor, service, love of family and a brave and enduring spirit.

A memorial service will be held at a later date at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs.

In lieu of flowers, a donation to the bison herd at the Fort Worth Nature Center was his wish.