Services for Lewis C. Coker, 96, will be 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 27, 2011 at Rose-Neath's Bossier Chapel. Officiating will be Rev. Ed Baswell chaplain of the Bossier Parish Sheriff's Department and Rev. Robert Beadle pastor of First Baptist Church of Benton. Interment will be at Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Plain Dealing, LA Visitation will be 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 26. 2011 at Rose-Neath Funeral Home in Bossier City.
L.C. was born Ivan, LA to Belve C. and Birdi Pilkinton Coker on August 19, 1914 and died July 24, 2011 in Bossier City, LA. He was a retired Bridge Superintendent for the State Highway Department, a member of First Baptist Church of Benton and a member of the Bossier Parish Sheriff's Posse.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Myrtle Coker, parents, sons, Gary and Floyd Coker, three brothers and two sisters.
He is survived by his wife, Dee Coker of Benton, LA; son, Lewis Coker and wife Burnie of Benton, LA; stepson, Todd Owens and wife, Donna of Prosper, TX; daughters-in-law, Meredith Lumon and Norma Coker; 10 grandchildren; 17 great grand children; 10 great great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
Honoring Mr. Coker as pallbearers will be Junior Peace, Cecil Lawrence, Don Burling, Wayne Mosley, Pete Burks and G.M. Coker. Honorary pallbearers will be Jesse Deen, Jessie Williams, Arthur Melton, Lawrence Pilkinton and members of the Bossier Sheriff's Posse.Subscribe to Read!