SPARTANBURG, SC-- Terry Gene Coates, husband of Kathryn Burgess Coates, died Thursday, January 31, 2013, at home. Born, July 11, 1947, he was a son of the late George M. Coates, Sr. and Shirley Spencer Coates.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by daughters, Kim Seawell and husband, Kevin of Boiling Springs and Treva Grizzle and husband, Chad of Gaffney; step-sons, Scott Tessnear of the home and Eric Tessnear of Enoree; a brother, Don Coates and wife, Pat of Glendale; and 13 grandchildren. He was predeceased by his twin brother, Jerry Coates; and a step-son, Keith Tessnear.
Terry's family was very important to him. He retired from Spartanburg County as a maintenance mechanic and he was a Baptist, Mason, Shriner, and he loved restoring automobiles.
Visitation will be 6:00-8:00 p.m., Saturday, February 2, at Bobo Funeral Chapel. Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m., Sunday, February 3, at North Spartanburg Church of God officiated by Rev. Larry Flippo and Rev. Michael Coward. Burial will follow in Good Shepherd Memorial Park.
Condolences may be expressed at www.bobofuneralchapel.com.
Bobo Funeral Chapel & Cremation Service
Published in Spartanburg Herald-Journal from Feb. 2 to Feb. 4, 2013