Dr. Gordon Eugene "Sam"-Coker, Sr.-Obituary

Photo courtesy of Blanchard St. Denis - Natchitoches

Dr. Gordon Eugene "Sam" Coker, Sr.

Nov 27, 1928 - Mar 7, 2013

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Dr. Coker assisted me in so many ways while I was at NSU working on my undergrad degree. He and Shirley Jamieson ran the office. He was a great guy. I know a lot of us "non-traditonal" students would not have gotten through without his guidance. Rest in peace sir.

Dr. Coker taught me to play racquetball whenI attended NSU. He was an excellent teacher/coach and player- so encouraging.That was in the late 70's and I still think of him and allhe taught me. I wish I could see myself thru his eyes because he always tried to explain that I was selling myself short. What a great human being. I felt so lucky to have him at NSU.

TO THE FAMILY DURING THIS VERY SAD TIME, PLEASE LEAN ON THE "GOD OF ALL COMFORT" 2ND COR.1:3-4.

Charlsie and family,
My thoughts and prayers are with you..I will always remember Sam for his goodness to me and others and most of all his friendship. Sue

Charlsie - We are so sad to learn of Sam's passing. He was one of the best people we ever knew. He was one of the most loving and giving men. You and your family will be in our thoughts and prayers. - Love Dub & Wilma

Dear Charlsie and Family -
The world has lost a beautiful person! I have admired and appreciated Sam for 30-years professionally. He loved his family, his students, his colleagues, his profession and his God. I know your heart is full of a million memories that will sustain you in these difficult times. It's Holy Week and God brought home a winner. Love - Karen J. Dowd, Southern District AAHPERD

DEAR CHARLSIE: YOU ARE IN MY THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS. VERY SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS.

JAMES EARL GLASS

Dr. Coker was an excellent teacher at NSU. He guided the HPE dept along with some excellent professors. He will be sadly missed.

I was in Sam's gym class at Karns 1954-1957. Great man, good person. Sorry for your loss. Wayne Moore

Obituaries

Dr. Gordon Eugene "Sam"'s Obituaries

A memorial celebration of Sam Coker's life will be held at Trinity Episcopal Church in Natchitoches, LA on Thursday, March 28 at 2 p.m. Visitation will be at Blanchard-St. Denis Funeral Home on Wednesday, March 27 from 5-8 p.m. Sam Coker died peacefully at home on March 7, 2013 at the age of 84...

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