The News Courier in Athens, Alabama

March 20, 2014

Jeffrey Coats

Jeffrey Wade Coats, 65, of Athens died Wednesday, March 19, 2014, at Athens-Limestone Hospital.

The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Spry Funeral Home, with burial in Limestone Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be 6-9 tonight at the funeral home.

Mr. Coats was born Aug. 27, 1948, in Limestone County. He was a member of the Baptist Church, a disabled Vietnam U.S. Marines veteran and retired from Solutia in Decatur.

Survivors include his wife, Patsy Coats of Athens; a son, Neal Coats of Athens; five daughters, Lorraine Coats Wise of Opp, Stephanie Coats of Athens, Carmen Harvey of Athens, Tansey Tinery of Huntsville, and Deda Graham of Athens; a brother, Kenneth Coats of Athens; two sisters, Lenora Bolton and Dorothy Davis, both of Athens; 12 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Jessie B. and Mamie Mae Adams Coats; a son, Wade Coats Jr.; and two brothers, Fred Vernon Coats and Sgt. 1st Class Jessie Coats Jr.