Willard Coke

Published 5:00 am Friday, August 17, 2007

Services for Willard Coke, of Brookhaven, are 10 a.m. Friday,Aug. 17, at Riverwood Family Funeral Service Chapel with burial inMt. Moriah Baptist Church Cemetery in Brookhaven.

Visitation is Thursday from 6 until 9 p.m. at the funeralhome.

Mr. Coke, 82, died Aug. 14, 2007, at King’s Daughters MedicalCenter. He was born on Aug. 11, 1925, to Bolivar Coke Sr. and EmmaJordan Coke.

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He was a lifetime member of the American Legion.

Preceding him in death were his parents; his wife, FlorenceBoone Coke; and his brother, Bolivar “Bob” Coke.

Survivors are his sons, Pierce Dean Coke and Don Coke; hisdaughter, Emily Hoeniges; his brothers, Ralph Lynn Coke and CharlesCoke; his sisters, Prudence Parnell and Marguerite Allen; and hiseight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.