Today we celebrate the life of Mr. Samuel Steve Coats ,65, of Burgaw, NC. Steve was born in 1944 and returned to the earth on November 28, 2009 after succumbing to his eighteen month battle with melanoma cancer.
He is survived by his loving wife and friend of 30 years Deanna Coats; his mother Dorothy Murray; two daughters, Christie Coats and Paige Coats; his three sons Mark and wife Monica Coats, Mike and wife Elaine Coats, Johnny and wife Lynn Coats; his wonderful grandchildren, Julia Coats, Savannah Coats, Chris Coats, and Josh Coats; sister Jean and husband Earl Kirk, and brother Jason and wife Darlene Watson; Aunt Louise Byrd, and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Steve retired from General Electric to enjoy his passions of gardening and traveling with his wife.
His family will have a Celebration of Life on December, 5th 2009 at 10:00 AM at Burgaw Presbyterian Church. Immediately following the service will be a reception in the fellowship hall.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in his memory to the Ability Garden 6206 Oleander Dr. Wilmington, NC 28403 or the Lower Cape Fear Hospice 1414 Physicians Dr. Wilmington, NC 28401.
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Wilmington Burial and Cremation Service, 1535 S 41st Street, Wilmington, NC 28403 910.791.9099