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Jack Coates, Sr.

Obituary for Jack Coates, Sr.

November 27, 1927 - May 8, 2017
Elyria, Ohio | Age 89

Beloved Husband, Father, Step-Father, Grandfather


Jack Coates, Sr., 89, of Elyria passed away Monday, May 8, 2017 at New Life Hospice Center, Lorain following a lengthy illness. He was born November 27, 1927 in Shawnee, Ohio.
Jack graduated from Shawnee High School, Class of 1945, where he was a star basketball player. In 1950, Jack was the founder of Coates Bros. Roofing of Elyria and retired in 1990. He was a member of the Elyria Masonic Lodge #787 for 50 years, 32nd Mason, Scottish Rite and Shriner and the First United Methodist Church of Elyria. He enjoyed hunting and fishing, and was an avid storyteller with his family.
Mr. Coates is survived by his wife of 37 years Reva (nee Alderman); sons Jack Jr. (Marsha) of Wellington and Tim (Anita) of Graniteville, SC; stepchildren Michele (Don) Hyes of North Ridgeville, Brenda (Jack) Tackas of Elyria, Jay (Sheri) Logan of Ashland; 18 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his first wife Carrie M. (nee Denney); brothers Walter, Richard, Charles, Bill Coates and two infant brothers; sisters Margaret and Lenora; parents Gilbert and Margaret Coates.
Friends may call 6-9pm Thursday, May 11 and 12-1pm Friday at Busch Funeral Home, 114 Second Street, Elyria. A Masonic Service will begin at 7:00pm Thursday. The funeral service will begin at 1:30pm Friday in the funeral home. Reverend Dalton Love, First United Methodist Church, will officiate. Interment will follow at Ridge Hill Memorial Park, Amherst.
Memorial contributions may be forwarded to Shawnee Recreation, P.O. Box 54, Shawnee, OH 43782.

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