Coates, Eugene J. passed away, Thursday, November 29, 2012. Beloved husband of the late Faye Coates; dear father of Peter (Melinda) Coates & Timothy (Rose) Coates; loving grandfather of Sara (Matthew) Facchin, Andrew Coates, Matthew Coates, Timothy Coates & Melinda Salas; great-grandfather of Noah & Stella Facchin; dearest sister-inlaw, Virginia Melugin. Eugene was a proud member of the U.S. Army, serving in WWII as a Sergeant. During his time in the military he was a boot camp trainer and received his American Theatre Campaign Ribbon, European African Middle Eastern Theatre Campaign Ribbon, Victory Ribbon, 4 Bronze Stars and 3 overseas bars. He was part of the second wave to arrive at Normandy. Services: Schrader Funeral Homes & Crematory, 14960 Manchester Rd, Ballwin, at Holloway, Thursday, December 6, 10:15 am to Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery for an 11 a.m. Roadside service. Friends may sign the family's online guestbook at Schrader.com
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Published in St. Louis Post-Dispatch on Dec. 2, 2012