Born 4-1-1941 -- Died 7-27-2003
Carl Ray Coats Jr., son of the late William Carl Coats Sr. and Mary Evelyn Wiggs Coats Webb, was born April 1, 1941, in Thayer, Mo. and died July 27, 2003, in Springfield, Mo. at the age of 62 years.
He married Audrey Barnett Jan. 2, 1998, in Salem, Ark.
He was an electrician working for the city of West Plains, Willow Springs and Thayer. He was a veteran of the United States Army, having served in the Vietnam Era. He was a member of the VFW post 7831 in Mammoth Spring, Ark., and attended New Life Worship Center in Thayer.
He is survived by his wife of the home in Thayer; his mother Mary Evelyn Webb of Thayer, six children - Carla Renee Lawson of Aurora, Mo., Crystal Robin Cloud of Houston, Mo., Jeannette Wright of Sullivan, Mo., Merlene Ward of Fallon, Nev., Stephen Ford of Moody, Mo. and Rebecca Summers of Thayer, Mo.; two brothers - Bobby Webb of Rhineland, Mo. and Billy Webb or Tucson, Ariz.; three sisters - Carolyn Jackson of Koshkonong, Mo., Rose Vandiver of Koshkonong, and Ann Rich of Salem, Mo.; nine grandchildren; his step-father, Clyde Webb of Thayer; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his father and an infant child.
Services were Aug. 1 at Carter Funeral Home Chapel with burial in the Thayer Cemetery, Thayer, Mo., with arrangements by Carter Funeral Home.
Pallbearers were Johnnie Vandiver Jr., Kevin Jones, Shawn Ward, David Summers, Andrew Brewer and Keith Tishman.