Woodward County Obituaries

30 Jan 1931 - 24 Apr 2006
Woodward News
April 26, 2006 Page 3

WILLIAM H. "BILL" COATS, 75-year-old resident of Woodward, died April 24, 2006 at the Woodward Regional Hospital.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday April 27, 2006 at the Crown Heights Baptist Church with Rev. James Steenbergen officiating with burial at the Floris Cemetery, Forgan, Okla. Services are under the direction of the Zwanziger Funeral Home.

William H. "Bill" Coats was born Jan. 30, 1931 at Athens, Texas to Carl and Lucy Jo (Dickerson) Coats. He attended high school at Henrietta, Texas. Bill married Verla Eagan, Sept. 26, 1959 at Forgan, Okla. Bill worked in the oilfield for 35 years working for Union Oil of California and retiring in 1992. Bill enjoyed playing golf, fishing, and hunting with his boys and grandchildren. He attended the Crown Heights Baptist Church.

Bill is survived by his wife Verla of the home, Woodward; by three sons, Brad Coats and wife Judith, Tappahannock, Va., Stan Coats and wife Linda, Gloucester, Va. and Russell Coats, Oklahoma City, Okla.; three grandchildren, Jason Coats, Richmond, Va., Kurtis and Shelby Coats, Newcastle, Okla.; by a sister Bettye Lyles, Benjamin, Texas and by a host of many other family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

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