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George Anderson “Dutch” Coke, Sr

Birth
Grapevine, Tarrant County, Texas, USA
Death 30 May 1937 (aged 41)
Arlington, Tarrant County, Texas, USA
Burial Arlington, Tarrant County, Texas, USA
Memorial ID 81809237 · View Source
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"Dutch" Coke Dies In Local Hospital
G. A. "Dutch" Coke, died Sunday morning at 5:30 a. m. at a local
hospital following an extended illness. Funeral services were conducted at
4:00 Tuesday afternoon at the First Methodist Church with Rev. W. H. Cole,
the pastor, assisted by Rev. S. M. Bennett officiated. Hugh Moore Funeral
Home was in charge of arrangements.
Active pall bearers were Deputy Sheriffs Ike England, Jimmy McBee, Ed
James, Floyd Hampton, W. W. Overton and J. F. Moring.
Survivors are his widow; two sons, Hugh M. Coke, United States Navy,
and George Anderson Coke Jr.; his mother, Mrs. George B. Coke, Arlington;
five brothers, H. T. Coke, Union City, Iowa; J. W. and M. D. Coke both of
Arlington; Joe B. Coke, Ft. Worth and C. F. Coke, Dallas; and two sisters,
Mrs. V. R. and Guy J. Watkins, both of Arlington,
Mr. Coke had been a Tarrant County peace officer for 18 years and at
one time was Chief of Police in Arlington and later a traffic officer. He
served as deputy sheriff under the last four sheriffs. He also had served
as constable and a superintendent of convict camps.
He was first appointed a deputy under former sheriff J. R. Wright and
was retained by Wright's successor, C. D. Little, and was appointed by the
late Carl Smith when he was elected.
When A. B. Carter was appointed sheriff after Smith's death last year
Coke was retained as an officer. His first appointment to the office was to
succeed Malcolm Davis, who was slain by bank robbery suspects in Dallas.
Mr. Coke became ill last Fall, but returned to work after a brief rest.
At the time of his death he had been on a leave of absence from the
sheriff's office for 60 days spending most of the time in the hospital.


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  • Created by: Janice
  • Added: 11 Dec 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 81809237
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for George Anderson “Dutch” Coke, Sr (28 Dec 1895–30 May 1937), Find A Grave Memorial no. 81809237, citing Parkdale Cemetery, Arlington, Tarrant County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Janice (contributor 47224699) .