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William Clyde ‘Sonny’ Coker Jr.

Funeral services for William Clyde “Sonny” Coker Jr., of Brookhaven, were held Monday, July 16, 2018, at 11 a.m. at Brookhaven Funeral Home (Natchez Drive) with burial at Riverwood Family Cemetery in Brookhaven. Bro. Randy Coker and Bro. Phil Turner officiated the services. Brookhaven Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

Visitation was held Monday, July 16, 2018, from 9 a.m. until time of services at Brookhaven Funeral Home.

Mr. Coker, 84, died Saturday, July 14, 2018, at his residence. He was born Dec. 7, 1933, in Brookhaven, to William Clyde Coker Sr. and Inez Louise Furr Coker. He was a dairy farmer for many years, as well as a sanitarian/environmentalist with the Lincoln County Health Department. He enjoyed farming and spending time with his family. He was a deacon emeritus at Easthaven Baptist Church in Brookhaven, and a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother and friend.

Preceding him in death were his parents; wife of 51 years, Ivolene Naomi Lea Coker; and sisters, Margie Coker Lea, Ann Coker Harris and Barbara Kaye Coker.

Survivors are his daughters, Vickie Coker Goza and husband, Kenny, and Cathy Coker Norton and husband, Robert, both of Brookhaven; son, Randall Clyde Coker and wife, Sherry, of Brookhaven; grandchildren, Gabe Goza and wife, Carey, of Brandon, Ben Goza and wife, Kim, of Brookhaven, Joey Norton and wife, Sara, of Brookhaven, Sonny Norton and wife, Beth, of New Albany, Molly Coker and husband, Nick, of Summit; great-grandchildren, Kendall, Brielle, Lleyton, Beckett, Lynley and Graham Goza, Toby and Samuel Norton and Savannah and Cameron Coker; sisters, Doris Coker Lea and husband, Roland, Iris Rudman Smith and husband, Cotton, and Carolyn Coker Wilson and husband, Wayne, all of Brookhaven; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

The family wishes to express their sincere appreciation to all those who faithfully assisted in the constant care of Mr. Coker in the latter months of his life. This list includes among others Doris Diffrient, Kathy Smith, Darlene Crawford, Marcy Crawford, and Hospice Ministries.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Mr. Coker’s name may be sent to Hospice Ministries, 397 Brookhaven St. Brookhaven, MS 39601.

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