John Early Coate, 95, of Thomasville, died Monday, Oct. 15, 2012 at Grove Hill Memorial Hospital. He was born Sept. 2, 1917 in Opine and was a former millwright with Weyerhaeuser.
He is survived by his two sons, John E. Coate, Jr. of Thomasville and Bill Coate of New York, N.Y.; two daughters, Cindy Spillers and Lee Coate, both of Thomasville; two sisters, Dorothy Coate Hortenstine and Agnes Carolyn Adkins, both of St. Augustine, Fla.; six grandchildren and five great grandchildren.
Funeral services were at Campbell Cemetery on Tuesday, Oct. 16 with O’Bryant Chapel Funeral Home directing.
Condolences may be offered at www.obryantchapelfh.com.