Lester Beal Coats

Lester Beal Coats

Birth
Corinth, Alcorn County, Mississippi, USA
Death 26 Mar 2011 (aged 89)
Corinth, Alcorn County, Mississippi, USA
Burial Prentiss County, Mississippi, USA
Memorial ID 67559549 · View Source
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BOONEVILLE – Minister Lester Beal Coats, 89, died Saturday, March 26, 2011, at Cornerstone Health and Rehab in Corinth. He was born Oct. 7, 1921, to W.T. and Lillie Bell Coats. He was member of Oak Ridge Church of Christ. He preached 55 years for the Church of Christ in Adairville, Ky.; Parsons, Tenn.; Waynesboro; Okolona; at Chapman in Ripley; at Oak Ridge in Baldwyn; at Mayfield in Saltillo; and in Jumpertown.

He was honorably discharged from the U.S. Navy after WW II as a Water Tender Third Class serving aboard the USS Crescent City. He graduated from Wheeler High School and received an AA degree from Freed-Hardeman College and a BA degree from David-Lipscomb College.

Services will be at 3 p.m. Tuesday at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with Minister Doug Greenway and Minister Scott Baggett officiating. Burial, with military honors, will be in Oak Ridge Church of Christ Cemetery. McMillan Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements

He is survived by his wife, June Coats; one daughter, Cheryl (Greg) Moss of Michie, Tenn.; one son, Larry Thomas Coats of Booneville; one sister, Delma Frame of Nashville, Tenn.; one brother, Wayne Coats of Mt. Juliet, Tenn.; four grandchildren, William Thomas Coats II, Samuel Keith Coats, April Nicole Morris and Kendrick Wade Moss; and two great-grandchildren, Tristan Morris and Hailey Morris.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one daughter-in-law, Sharon Kay Coats; three sisters, Virgie Harris, Eldred Hill and Thelma Coats; and two brothers, Vester and Charles Coats.

Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today and until service time Tuesday at the funeral home.

Condolences may be left at www.mcmillanfuneralhome.com

Read more: NEMS360.com - Obituaries March 28 2011



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  • Added: 27 Mar 2011
  • Find a Grave Memorial 67559549
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Lester Beal Coats (7 Oct 1921–26 Mar 2011), Find a Grave Memorial no. 67559549, citing Oak Ridge Church of Christ Cemetery, Prentiss County, Mississippi, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave (contributor 8) .