Kenton H. Coker, Sr., born on April 13, 1930, passed away on Monday, October 14, 2019 in River Ridge, La. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Barbara Lawrence Coker. Ken is also survived by two sons Kenton H. Coker, Jr. of San Antonio, Texas and his wife Becky and James Kevin Coker of Amite, Louisiana and his wife Lisa; 3 grandchildren: Austin, of Hammond, Louisiana, April, of Amite, Louisiana, and Colin, of San Antonio, Texas. He is also survived by 3 siblings, Margaret Rankin, Carolyn Payne, Randall Coker, of Laurel, Mississippi. He was preceded in death by his father and mother William H. Coker and Idallia Blue Coker, sister Nauwausau Coker Markietwiz of Mojave California and brother Rev. David Coker of Anacoco, Louisiana.
Kenton was a graduate of Sandersville High School in 1948. Two years were spent in the United States Army in New Jersey. He spent 2 more years in New Jersey following his military service with General Motors Co. He then became employed as a driver for Greyhound Lines in New Orleans, Louisiana where he remained for 19 years until retirement due to his health. He then spent another 28 years driving for Driveway Corporation out of Metairie, Louisiana. He was a dedicated member of Riverside Baptist Church where he served as a deacon for 30 years. His life was busy in many ways and he found great joy in helping others in need.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend visitation on Saturday, October 19, 2019 from 9:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. at Riverside Baptist Church in River Ridge A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. followed by burial at Arcola-Roseland Cemetery in Roseland, Louisiana. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hopsital in Memphis, Tennessee or the Louisiana Baptist Children’s Home in Monroe, LA.
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