Steve Coats

September 29, 1944 - November 28, 2009
Steve Coats

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

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  • December 04, 2009
    Beth Wunstel says:
    I am so sorry for your loss. It was great to spend this summer with the both of you. I am looking forward to seeing you again. Love Beth

  • December 03, 2009
    Uncle Larry says:
    Deanna, We are very sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Uncle Larry, Gloria, Nick and Carl.

  • December 01, 2009
    Kelly and Tim Tison says:
    Dear Coats Family, Words cannot express how sorry we are for your loss. Steve was a great husband and father and we know he will be deeply missed. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. Love your friends, Kelly and Tim Tison

  • December 01, 2009
    Marcia & Chuck Futrelle says:
    Thinking of Steve just makes me smile. He ALWAYS had a smile for each of us. What a great person! We will miss him very much. Our deepest sympathy to his entire family.

  • November 30, 2009
    Linda Reynolds says:
    I was shocked to hear about your loss. I lost Frank last year and know the pain of loosing my husband and mom. I couldnt describe the hurt knowing how you are feeling. I know he will be missed. Linda Reynolds