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“I just saw where Mr. S G had passed. He and his family were a fixture in my younger days at church. He will be missed. Mickey Hastings ”
1 of 11 | Posted by: Mickey Hastings - grand island, NE

“Sandra, I am sorry for your loss and did not know until today. May God Bless you and your family. I remember coming to your house with Janie...Read More »
2 of 11 | Posted by: Barbara Cobb McElyea - Friendship, TN

“To all the family you are in my prayers. I remember many years of friendship with Mr. Coker. Charlene ”
3 of 11 | Posted by: CHARLENE GIBBONS - FRIEND

“We were sorry to hear of Uncle SG's passing but we rejoice in our knowledge that he is the arms of our Lord Jesus.He was a special man and will be...Read More »
4 of 11 | Posted by: Belinda Brown Epperson - TN

“I have fond memories of S. G. and of the entire Coker family. We do not grieve as those who have no hope, for our hope is based on God's promises. ...Read More »
5 of 11 | Posted by: Harry Seratt - Memphis, TN

“I grew up in the RoEllen Church of Christ, and one of the constants was the presence of the S.G.Coker family. Much like my family, if the doors were...Read More »
6 of 11 | Posted by: Murray J. Seratt - Bartlett, TN

“We are so sorry to hear Uncle SG had passed. He was a wonderful Great Uncle always had a smile. ”
7 of 11 | Posted by: Kent Brown - ABILENE , TX

“Across the miles, our thoughts and prayers are with the Coker & Young families. S.G was a wonderful and kind person. He will be deeply missed. ”
8 of 11 | Posted by: Susan C, Foos - Castle Rock, CO

“May the peace which comes from the memories of love shared comfort you now and in the days ahead. S.G. will be remembered and missed by us all. ”
9 of 11 | Posted by: Debra Gibbs - great niece

“We're sorry to hear about SG. We thought the world of him. God bless you. ”
10 of 11 | Posted by: Gale and Cliff Hopgood

“My Dad ( Homer Byars) worked with S.G. for some time back in the day in Newbern and as a young child I don't remember too much but I do know that...Read More »
11 of 11 | Posted by: Janice Byars Jernigan - dyersburg, TN


S. G. Coker , 93, of Newbern, Tennessee died on Friday, October 12, 2012, at Dyer Nursing Home in Dyer, Tennessee.
Born Thursday, October 31, 1918 in Dyer County, Tennessee, he was the son of the late Howard Young Coker and the late Lee Jameson Craig Coker.
Mr. Coker was a very devoted Father and Grandfather who loved his family and was adored by his nieces and nephews.He was a landowner, retired employee of Forcum-Lannom and award winning farmer. Mr. Coker was a member of the Roellen Church of Christ.
Funeral services for Mr. Coker will be2:00 P.M. Monday, October 15, 2012 in the Chapel of Johnson-Williams Funeral Home. Officiating this service will be Bro. Parks Thurmon. Interment will follow in Fairview Cemetery in Dyersburg, Tennessee. Visitation will be Monday from11:00 AM until service time at Johnson-Williams Funeral Home.
He is survived by his wife of 75 years, Christine Pitt Coker of Newbern, Tennessee; two sons, Larry Coker of El Paso, Texas and Ronnie Coker of Sebring, Florida; one daughter, Sandra Young of Dyer, Tennessee and five grandchildren, Tracey Coker Reed of Dyer, Tennessee, Todd Coker of El Paso, Texas, Kyle Coker of Southaven, Mississippi, Shawn Coker of Dyer, Tennessee and Clint Young of Knoxville, Tennessee.
He was preceded in death by one daughter, Dana Corrine Coker; four brothers, Howard Coker, Napoleon Coker, Eddie Coker and Charles Coker,; three sisters, Jane Coker Brown, Jean Coker Sandling and Corrine Coker and a son-in-law Pete Young of Dyer, Tennessee.
Pallbearers will be Todd Coker, Kyle Coker, Shawn Coker, Clint Young, David Oliver and Bobby Permenter. Honorary Pallbearers will be Men of the Roellen Church of Christ.
The family ask that memorials be directed to the Roellen Church of Christ, % Bobby Permenter, 127 Powell Road, Dyersburg, Tennessee 38024.
Online condolences may be made to the family at johnson-williamsfuneralhome.com. Johnson-Williams Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of S. G. Coker.

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