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July 11, 2014

Bill Coker

Athens — ATHENS - Services for Bill Coker, 76, of Athens are scheduled for 3 p.m., Sunday at Carroll-Lehr Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Eugene Hunt officiating.

Burial will follow in Stewart Cemetery near Henderson.

Mr. Coker passed away July 10, 2014 in Tyler.

He was born July 5, 1938 in the Stewart Community of Rusk County to the late Ray and Maxine Graham Coker.  He served in the U.S. Army, B Company 62nd Engineer Batallion, Army Corp of Engineers.  He had been a resident of Athens since 1981. He retired from Lone Star Gas Company after a 35-year tenure.  He loved working in his yard tending to his flowers and gardens.

He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. Bill was always very thoughtful and caring to everyone he met.

Survivors include: his wife of 29 years, Betty Coker, Athens; sons Jeff Coker of Garland, Matt Coker of Waxahachie; stepson David Stanfield of Austin; stepdaughters Terri Stanfield of Forney, Lisa Jesas of Cleveland; brother Bob Coker of Garland; sister Maxie Coker of Longview; grandchildren Tyler Stanfield, Heather Obrien, Doug Loven, Kayla, Kara, Jordan and Victoria Stanfield, Cassidie Coker, Maddie King, Chris King; two great-grandchildren Taylor Loven and Connor Obrien.

Family members will serve as pallbearers.

Visitation for family anf friends will be 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Fresenius Medical Care, 425 S. Carroll St., Athens, TX 75751.

You may leave a message of condolence, or light a memorial candle for the family at www.carroll-lehr.com

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