Coy Sam Coats
1950 - 2021
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Coy Sam Coats age 70, Tucumcari NM resident passed away on April 22, 2021, at Northwest Texas Health Care System in Amarillo Texas after a brief illness. Funeral services are at the First Baptist Church at 321 East Center ST in Tucumcari beginning at 11:00 AM on Thursday April 29, 2021. Burial will follow in the Santa Fe National Cemetery at a later date.
Coy was born August 28, 1950, to Sam and Imogene Coats in Roswell, NM. Coy grew up in the small town of Dexter NM and attended Dexter Schools for 11 years. He joined the US Army on Sept 16, 1969 and was medically discharged October 21, 1970. Coy married Laurence Gabbard on December 26, 1990. They were married 30 years.
Coy was preceded in death by his father and mother, Sam and Imogene Coats. He is survived by his wife, Laurence Coats and his children, Amanda Connolly, Kimberley Coats, Cliff Coats and stepdaughter, Rachel Mireles Kuykendall; grandchildren, Gavin Connolly, Paisley, Hohenshelt, Mia Galaviz and Andi Kuykendall. He is also survived by his brothers, Phillip Coats and Ben Coats & Debra along with numerous nieces and nephews along with a truck load of other family.
For those who wish, donations may be given to the New Mexico Christian Children's Home at Portales, New Mexico or to you charity of your choice in loving memory of Coy Sam Coats.

Arrangements entrusted to the Dunn Funeral Home of Tucumcari NM.

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Published in Quay County Sun from Apr. 28 to May 5, 2021.
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