Roy A. "Coach" Saturday

Roy A. "Coach" Saturday, 75, of Moultrie, died Wednesday, May 2, 2012 at his home.
Funeral services were Friday, May 4, at 2 p.m. at Cobb Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Paul Voyles and the Rev. Terrell Ruis officiating. Interment will follow in Pinecrest Memory Gardens.
Casketbearers will be Jim Herschel, Jerry Croft, Jim McGilvary, Darrell Willett, James Stancil, Robert Aultman, Walter Harrison and Wayne Howell.
The members of the Magnolia Civitan Club will serve as honorary casketbearers.
Born May 7, 1936, in Springfield, he was the son of the late Roy Saturday and Ella Mae Saturday Graham, and the step-son of the late Johnny Graham. He graduated from Georgia Southern University with a bachelor's degree in education and received his master's degree in education from Western Carolina University. He served as a health and physical education teacher for 32 years in Tift and Colquitt counties. During his career, he coached several sports including football, basketball and golf. He served as head coach of eighth-grade football for many years and affectionately became known as "The Legend." He retired from public education in 1996 and then taught at Brewton-Parker College until ill health forced his retirement.
He was a member of the Moultrie Civitan Club for many years and served as president, in addition to several other offices. For 15 years, he coordinated the Civitan Club's Race of the South, a 10-kilometer run that was very successful. He was a member of Eastside Baptist Church, where he had served as a Sunday school teacher.
He was preceded in death by a step-brother, Thomas Graham, and a brother-in-law, Roger Cavanah.
Survivors include his wife of 36 years, Barbara Hamilton Saturday of Moultrie; two sisters, Sally Cavanah of Guyton, and Exie Tenney and husband Bob of Barnwell, S.C.; an aunt, Eva Ambrose of Savannah; an uncle, Bobby Ambrose of Savannah; two sisters-in-law, Janie Graham of Biloxi, Miss., and Peggy Welborn and husband Andy of Moultrie; several nieces and nephews, including a special great-nephew, Marcus Lynn, who assisted his uncle greatly during his illness.
The family received friends Thursday, May 3 at Cobb Funeral Chapel.
Those desiring to make memorials are asked to consider the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, P.O. Box 2437, Moultrie, GA 31776; Parkinson's Disease Research Foundation, 8586 Potter Park Dr., Sarasota, FL 34238; or Southern Care Hospice, 412 First St., S.E., Moultrie, GA 31768.

Published in Effingham Herald from May 11 to June 10, 2012