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COOTS, Donald Ray age 72, of Xenia, passed away Wednesday, August 7, 2013 after his courageous battle with cancer. He was born in Letcher County, KY on September 17, 1940 the son of Lawrence and Ida (Holcomb) Coots. Don was preceded in death by his parents; and siblings: Vernon, Astor, Rudolph, Herbert, Herman and David Coots; Hazel Coots, Doris Bujaki, Gertrude Aravi and Gladys Montgomery. He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Jo (Fields) Coots; sons: Donald Eric Coots and Daniel Coots; daugther-in-law: Danielle Coots; granddaughters: Sydney and Kayla Coots; siblings: Jerry Coots; Mary Bennett; Mabeline Sizemore and Deloris Middlebrook; as well as a host of nieces and nephews. He served as a paratrooper in the 101st Airborne for the Army. He retired from Chrysler in 1993. He was a member of the F&AM Lodge 49 Xenia. Donald was known for his huge heart, caring soul and his giving nature. He was a wonderful provider and his family was the most important aspect of his life. He will be truly missed. A Gathering of Friends will be held Tuesday, August 13 , 2013 from 6 pm-8 pm at McColaugh Funeral Home, Inc., 826 N. Detroit St., Xenia. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.mccolaughfuneralhome.com. (Services in care of McColaugh Funeral Home, Inc., Xenia.)
Published in Dayton Daily News on Aug. 9, 2013