Roy Coker


Roy Earl Coker, 67, of 268 Richey Road, husband of Barbara Ann Duncan Coker, died Feb. 3, 2006, at his home.

Born May 23, 1938, in Greenville County, he was son of the late Ellie Roy and Grace Ellison Coker. He was owner and operator of Coker's Meats and Processing from 1976 to 2006, a member of Southside Baptist Church in Piedmont, the Angus Cattlemen Association and a Mason.

Surviving in addition to his wife of the home are daughter, Rita Coker Freeman and her husband, Ted, of Pelzer; sons, Eddie Coker and Ronnie Coker and his wife, Cheryl, all of Pelzer; sister, Joyce Norwood of Simpsonville; grandchildren, Melissa Freeman, Amanda Mejean, and Jason and Lindsey Coker, all of Pelzer, and Brandon Coker of Greenville; and great-grandchildren, Natalie Freeman, Chandler, Aubrey and Benjamin Mejean, all of Pelzer.

He was predeceased by brothers, Melvin, Donald and Lewis Coker.

Services will be 2:30 p.m., Monday, at the chapel of Gray Mortuary with the Revs. Ron Suttles and Grady Turner Sr. officiating. Burial will follow in Greenville Memorial Gardens.

The family is at the home and will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. tonight at Gray Mortuary.

Published in The Greenville News on Feb. 5, 2006
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