John Ryan Coates
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Marshall - John Ryan Coates, 27, of Marshall, went home to be with the Lord, Saturday, March 16, 2013 at his home with his family by his side.
Ryan was born January 5, 1986 in Buncombe County. He was a member of Arrington Branch Baptist Church and attended Victory Baptist Church. Ryan was an Master Auto Technician for Paramount Kia until his health wouldn't allow him. He was a 2004 graduate of Madison High School and 2005 graduate of NASCAR Technical Institute of Mooresville, NC. Ryan was an avid outdoorsman loved sports and was a talented musician. He had an exceptional work ethic and was a great provider for his wife, daughter and family.
He was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Johnnie Coates and his maternal grandfather, Everette Massey.
Surviving are his loving wife, Lorissa Young Coates; the light of his eye, his daughter, Isabelle Coates; parents, John Dale and Iva Jean Massey Coates; paternal grandmother, Lockie Rice Coates; maternal grandmother, Ella Davis Massey, all of Marshall; brother, Tyler Dale Coates and his wife Lynsey, of Weaverville; father and mother-in-law, John and Denise Young; brother-in-law, Brandon Young, all of Burnsville and numerous other family members and friends.
Funeral services for Ryan will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 20, 2013 at Victory Baptist Church, 1215 Bear Wallow Rd., Burnsville, NC with the Reverends Ken Parker, B.P. Boyle, Scot Garland and Phillip Parker officiating. Burial will follow in the Arrington Branch Church Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday at Victory Baptist Church.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to their daughter, Isabelle Coates Fund, which is setup at First Citizen's Bank.
Madison Funeral Home is assiting the Coates Family (828) 649-9163.
Published in the Asheville Citizen-Times on Mar. 18, 2013