Created on Friday, 14 December 2012 Written by THE BELLEFONTAINE EXAMINER STAFF
Jerol L. “Jerry” Coate, 71, of Lakeview, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012, at Mary Rutan Hospital.
Jerry was born in Piqua on June 17, 1941, to Ruby Coate, who survives in Pleasant Hills, and the late Boyd Coate.
On May 14, 1966, he married the former Kathleen Pour in Covington and she survives, along with two sons, Corey (Olivea) Coate of Pleasant Hills and Chad (Carey) Coate of Lakeview; three grandchildren, Dustin, Makayla and Bailey; a sister, Ruthann (Bill) Beck of Pleasant Hills; and two brothers, Don (Cheryl) Coate and Jack (Pam) Coate, both of Pleasant Hills.
A 1959 graduate of Newton High School, he was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and a volunteer firefighter with Pleasant Hills Fire Department for 19 years.
He enjoyed fishing and hunting, and loved the time he spent with his sons and grandchildren.
Visitation is two hours prior to a funeral at 4 p.m. Saturday at Shoffstall Funeral Home, Lakeview.
Memorial contributions may be given to the Make-A-Wish Foundation, Gift Processing Center, P.O. Box 6062, Albert Lea, MN 56007-6662.
Express condolences at shoffstallfuneralhome.com.