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Edward Coates Jr.

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Edward "Ed" Coates Jr., age 78, of Clovis, NM, died Thursday, December 18, 2008, at his home in Clovis. A memorial service will be held at 2:00 PM, Monday, December 22, 2008, at Kingswood United Methodist Church with Dr. Brad Reeves, Rev. Vaughn Gossman, and Deacon Daniel Chavez officiating.
Memorial contributions can be made to Vista Care Hospice of NM, 2708 N. Prince Street, Clovis, NM 88101 or a local hospice of your choice and the , P.O. Box 1856, Clovis, NM 88101.
Ed was born on August 20, 1930. in Chicago, IL. to Edward Andrew and Florence (Hookstead) Coates. He married Vivian Robertson on December 21, 1973, in Albuquerque, NM. He moved to Clovis in May 1999. He was a retired truck driver and a member of the Elks Lodge and Teamsters. He enjoyed wood working and was a faithful fisherman at Green Acres Lake in Clovis.
Survivors include his wife, Vivian of the home; three sons, Jeff (Wanda) Coates, Steve (Stephanie) Coates, and Brandon (Aimee) Coates; one daughter, Vanessa (Vicente) Coates Sandoval; a brother, Andy Coates; sister, Nancy Rogers; seven grandchildren, Jake Conner, Nicole Coates, Edward Coates, Garrett Coates, Zachery Coates, Victoria Sandoval, and Valerie Sandoval; and faithful companions, Dutchess and Gracie.
He was preceded in death by, his parents, Edward and Florence; sisters, Vivian, Mary, and Florence; brother, Bobby; son, Edward Andrew Coates, and a granddaughter, Jennifer Coates.
Arrangements are by Muffley Funeral Home, Inc. (575) 762-4435 www.muffleyfuneralhome.com.
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