William Herbert "Herb" Coats Jr., 83, of Mulberry Grove, formerly of St. Louis and Granite City, died at 12:50 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 21, 2013, at St. Louis University Hospital in St. Louis, Mo.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday at Donnell-Wiegand Funeral Home in Mulberry Grove, with the Rev. Jerry Leibold officiating. Burial will be in Bethlehem Cemetery in rural Mulberry Grove. Visitation was to be held from 4-8 p.m. on Wednesday at the funeral home. Memorials:
or American Lung Association.
Mr. Coats was born on Jan. 3, 1930, in Anna, the son of William Herbert Sr. and Agnes Ellen Barnhart Coats. He married Jean Marie Ivey on June 17, 1964, in Texas; she died on Nov. 10, 2006.
He is survived by daughters, Kathleen Barnes of Silver Springs, Nev., Linda Dale of Silver Springs, Nev., Brenda and her husband Greg Pryor of Granite City, and Liz and her husband Steve Dieckhaus of Eureka, Mo.