Robert J. Coats

Dec 18, 2014

Oct. 23, 1951 April 3, 2007

WILLARD — Robert "Bob" J. Coats, 55, of Willard, died Tuesday at his home.

He was born Oct. 23, 1951 in Willard, where he had lived all of his life.

He graduated from Willard High School in 1971. He worked at R.R. Donnelley in Willard. He enjoyed hunting, camping, playing Texas Holdem and most of all being with his family.

He is survived by his wife, Karla (Schumacher) Coats, whom he married Aug. 4, 1979; a son, Tom Coats of Kent; sisters and brother-in-laws, Donna and Ernie Jenkins of Norwalk, Audrey Seiple of Shelby, Linda and Ronald Atkins of Louisiana, Dorene Gayheart of South Carolina; brothers and a sister-in-law, Larry and Phyllis Coats of Elmore and James Coats of Akron; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Donald and Irene (Tracey) Coats; and a sister-in-law, Debra Coats.

Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday at Secor Funeral Home in Willard and also from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Monday at the church. A funeral Mass will take place at 11 a.m. Monday at Our Lady of Hope Church in Attica. The Rev. Joseph Szybka will officiate. Burial will be in the Attica Venice Cemetery in Attica.