Eugene “Gene” Coker, 71, died Saturday, May 29, 2010, at his residence.
Born in Banks County on July 5, 1938, he was the son of the late Henry and Genie Hill Coker. He was retired as a self-employed auto trader having owned and operated Coker’s Used Trucks. He attended Cornelia Congregational Holiness Church and enjoyed fishing, gardening and “loafering.” He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, loved ones stated. Mr. Coker was preceded in death by sisters, Lois Tara, Elouise Mann, Gloria Cotton, Ruby Whitefield and Guynell Coker; and a brother, James Coker.
Survivors include his wife of 50 years, Claydean Bennett Coker, Alto; children and their spouses, Patsy and Reynolds Waldron, Homer, Todd and Melinda Coker and Jeremy and Stephanie Coker, all of Alto; grandchildren, Dusty Coley, Nicole Collins, Aundie Black, Haley Black, Emily Coker, Seth Coker and Annalyssia Coker; great-grandchildren, Hayden Coley and Tucker Smith; sisters, Jessie Westbrook, Homer, Ruth Parsons, Marietta, and Sonya Baugh, Dundee, Fla.; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Noyl and Paralee Goodson, Alto.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday, June 1, at 2 p.m., from the chapel of McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home with the Rev. Scott Ledbetter officiating. Burial will be in the Wade Family Cemetery.
McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home, Cornelia, is in charge of arrangements.