Joe Allen Coker, age 76, of Barry passed away peacefully at his residence on Tuesday, September 17, 2019. He was born on December 18, 1942 in Corsicana to Troy Owen Coker and Lillian Boyte Coker.
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Joe graduated high school and served in the United States Army. Joe worked as a delivery man in the butane business for many years and was then promoted to a maintenance man for the company. He was a long-time member of the Barry Methodist Church. He was active in the Barry Volunteer Fire Department. He took great pride in his yard and was always working on it to make it pristine. Joe loved to go camping with his family and was a very “quiet man”. He spent many hours on the phone with his brother-in-law Jackie discussing everything.
Joe was preceded in death by his parents, his daughter Donna Coker and his wife Brenda Coker.
He is survived by his daughter Rita. Joe always said that his life was blessed by Rita for 48 years. Joe is also survived by his brother-in-law Jackie Moles and niece Kathy; his two adopted daughters; Kelly Sanford and Becky Martin; and his long-time friend Mrs. Doris Long; and many nieces and nephews.
Visitation with the family will be held on Wednesday, September 18, 2019 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at Corley Funeral Home in Corsicana. Funeral services are scheduled for Thursday, September 19, 2019 at 3:00 PM at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Robert Barnett officiating. Serving as pallbearers will be Joey Sanford, Joe Sanford, Kody Sanford, Russell Warren, Adam VanLoocke and Clayton VanLoocke.
An online guestbook is available at www.corleyfuneralhome.com and selecting the Joe A. Coker obituary.