Service Information:

November 21st, 2021 at 03:00 PM
Memorial Park North Funeral Home Riverside Chapel
989 Riverside Drive Gainesville, GA 30501

Mr.. Lewis Coker, 86

Lewis W. Coker went peacefully in his sleep to his heavenly home on November 20, 2021 at the Phoenix Lodge in Gainesville, GA.

 

Lewis was born with a desire to learn, create, and explore the world.  As a young man, he joined the Marine Corp. and served during the Korean War.  After marrying Peggy, his beautiful redheaded wife, he worked at Southern Bell and achieved his educational goal of graduating from the University of Georgia.   They worked hard and dreamed big, eventually opening their own business, Coker Equipment Company. The Gainesville community was a wonderful place to raise a family.  Lewis was passionate about volunteering (Gainesville Rotary Man of the Year, 1991), flying planes, restoring cars, gardening with his wife, traveling the world, and trying his hand at real estate and business ventures.  Some of his happiest times were spent at their quaint cabin in the mountains of North Carolina where he often grilled for family and friends.  Many happy memories were made at that cabin!  

 

He was married for 62 wonderful years to Peggy (Gibbs) Coker who preceded him in death.  He has three children, daughter Theresa Coker, Gainesville; son and daughter-in-law Miles and Sharon Coker, Gainesville; daughter and son-in-law Pat and Joe Schuebert, Gainesville.  He leaves behind his grandchildren April Sipieikin and her husband Alex, Brent Clanton and his wife Lindsey, Karson Coker and his wife Calah, Kanler Coker, Greyson Schuebert and his wife Emmy, Bryce Schuebert, Faith Hood and her husband Nick; great-grandchildren Zachary Harbin, Kohan and Collins Coker, J.D. Clanton, Gage and Jasper Sipieikin, and Emerson Schuebert; brothers, Horace R. Coker and wife Ruth, Leonard Theo Coker and wife Wynell,  sister-in-law Evelyn Coker and numerous other wonderful cousins, nieces, and nephews.   He was preceded in death by his beloved grandson Keaton Coker, his parents Emory and Viola Coker, his brother Emory Coker, and his sister Barbara Sue Owens.

 

The family would like to thank the staff at Phoenix Lodge and special caregiver, Kaswana Daughtery, for all of their love and support over the years. Private family graveside service 
will be held in Alta Vista Cemetery.
The celebration of life service will be held on Sunday, November 21, 2021, at 3:00 at Lakewood Baptist Church.  Visitation will be immediately following the service at church.

 

The family asks that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions be made to Thumbs Up Mission at P.O. Box 2697 Gainesville, GA 30503 or online at thumbsupmission.org.

Memorial Park North Riverside Chapel 770-297-6200 in charge of arrangements
989 Riverside Drive 
Gainesville, Georgia 30501

Condolences 11 Pending Condolences 1
Harrison Bartlett 2021-11-20 19:39:44
Lewis was a good man,may he rest in peace and his memory be a blessing
Joseph Montgomery 2021-11-21 06:32:02
Lewis assisted pasture GRACE BAPTIST CHURCH with my Grandpa Vaughan. Lewis was the finest Christian man I ever knew. A man who was filled with integrity, courage and faith. Heaven is filled with his loving kindness. PJ4E
JERRY JACKSON 2021-11-21 09:38:25
I had the opportunity to visit Lewis and Peggy at their N.C. home and enjoyed their hospitality. They were a great couple. I had the opportunity to serve with him on the Lanier National Board. Lewis had a vision on where he wanted to be and wanted the bank to be. A lot of his suggestions are what made that bank what it became. My life has been much better by knowing Lewis. Elise and I wants you to know you are in our thoughts and prayers. God bless y’all.
Brent Barrett, Past Commandant 2021-11-21 11:21:31
Semper Fi Marine, rest in peace. Marine Corps League Det. 665 Gainesville, Georgia 30501
Larry and Debbie Farmer 2021-11-21 19:23:48
Lewis and all the family will always hold a special place in our hearts.
Jerrie Whitfield 2021-11-21 22:06:45
Lewis was the first resident that I met when I began working at Phoenix Lodge and I’ll never forget that he introduced himself, followed by saying “just another day in paradise”. Every day thereafter he gre me the same way
Jerrie Whitfield 2021-11-21 22:18:57
Lewis was the first resident that I met when I started working at Phoenix Lodge. He introduced himself and then smiled and said, “just another day in paradise”. He said that every time I saw him, thereafter. Lewis is now truly enjoying a true “day in paradise”. I also and loved sweet Peggy. Your family is in my prayers.
Gloria Prestridge 2021-11-22 12:27:59
My thoughts and prayers are with all the family
Donnie Allison 2021-11-22 13:10:56
Miles so sorry to hear about your Dad . I remember him at Coker Equipment when I was working for Hall County School system. He was always friendly I know he will be greatly missed. You are in our thoughts and prayers. If there is anything we can do don't hesitate to let us know. We are praying for you and your family. God bless and Comfort all of you. Donnie and Janice Allison.
Sandy Whiten 2021-11-24 16:27:33
Miles and Sharon, was so sorry to hear this news. He was a very nice man. Just know that you and your Family are in my prayers and thoughts . Sandy Whiten
Rhondi Merritt 2021-11-24 17:16:21
Pat, Miles and Theresa, I was so sorry to hear about your dad’s passing. He was always so good to us growing up. Everyone was always welcome at the Coker’s and I remember him taking us to church on Sundays. Love and prayers for you and your families, Rhondi Merritt
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