JOHN A. COAD, 76 ROCKFORD - John A. Coad, 76, of Rockford passed away Thursday, May 8, 2014, in his home. Born September 22, 1937, in Rockford, the son of Edwin and Mildred (Leonard) Coad. John was a veteran of the United States Army serving in the Korean War. He married Sandra Morgan in 1988, in Las Vegas, Nevada. Later in his life, John owned the Rockford bar and restaurant, Reverbs. He was also a "jack of all trades," always helping people with all sorts of services. He was willing to help anyone, any way he could. John loved NASCAR racing. The Coad Family would like to give a special thank you to VNA Hospice, the ICU and 4th floor step down unit at Rockford Memorial Hospital and to Jennifer, his caregiver, for their kindness in caring for John. Survived by his wife, Sandra; children, John Jr. (Joyce), Dwight, Edwin (Peggy), Terrance and Michelle (Michael); grandchildren, Heather, Angel, Tommy, Brittany, Robert, Winterann and Rion and brother, William "Skip" (Terry) Coad. Predeceased by his parents, and brother, Terrence. Funeral service will be at 6 p.m. Monday, May 12, 2014, at Fitzgerald Funeral Home & Crematory, Riverside Chapel, 3910 North Rockton Avenue. Visitation will be from 4 p.m. until the time of service on Monday at the funeral home. To express online condolences, please visit: www.fitzgeraldfh.com.
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Fitzgerald Funeral Home & Crematory Ltd
3910 N Rockton Ave
Rockford, IL 61103
Published in Rockford Register Star from May 11 to May 12, 2014