Bobby Doyle Coats Sr.
Funeral Date: 1/10/2012

Obituary:
Bobby Doyle Coats Sr. age 67 of Warren, AR. died Sunday January 8th. at his home. He was born April 19th, 1944 in Carlisle AR. a son of the late Doyle Coats and Johnnie Castleberry Coats Green. He was a graduate of the Warren School system, worked as a Millwright serving out of Local #2158, Moline , Ill. was a member of Moro Bay Baptist Church and loved to be at the deer camp. Bobby’s life long passion was playing guitar’s and making music with his family and friends. Also preceding him in death is his aunt and uncle Hugh and Norene Beard, by his brothers Merl Coats and Bill Coats, his Brother in laws Richard Johnston and Rick Mowery and a step father Paul Green. He is survived by his wife Tonya Mowery Cooper Coats, whom he married July 25th, 1992. 4 sons, Bobby Coats Jr., Paragould, AR.; John Theodore Cooper and Fiancé Teri Myrick, Monticello, AR.; Chadd Michael Cooper and Charles Allen Coats both of Warren, AR. A daughter Robbie Ann Barnett and spouse Monty Ray, Monticello, AR. 4 sisters Pat Johnston, Galion OH, Carol Shrader and spouse Howard, Mary Heminger, and Paulette Hankins all of Mansfield, OH. 5 grandchildren Amber Norene Barnett, Heather Nicole Barnett, Breana Bennett and Mallory Bennett and Mackinzi Graves all of Monticello, AR. and 1 great-grandchild Aubrey Norene Barnett. 2 very special friends Susan and Krystal Nicholson, Eldorado, AR. Numerous nieces and nephews and brother in laws and sister in laws. Funeral services were 1:30pm Tuesday January 10th at Frazer’s Chapel with Rev. Joe McClellan officiating. Linda Barrett was organist and soloist were Jenna Jannings and Cary Cherry. Active pallbearers were Pat Ballentine, Jr., Glenn Gates, Lamar Pierce, Gary Saunders, Donny Paul Rice, Tommy Cornish, Jimmy Ray Reeves. Honorary pallbearers were Ralph Simmons, Jason Pennington, Steve Wiggins, member of Hopewell Deer Camp and member of Local # 2158, Moline, IL. Burial was in Williams Cemetery by Frazer’s Funeral Home.

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Name: David(K.C.) & Tina McClain
Message: Sorry for your loss of Bobby. He not hurting any more. May God bless you and help you through your pain & thoughts. Your in our thoughts & prayers.

Name: Denise and David Leslie
Message: Sorry to hear about Bobby. Sure seemed like this was so sudden. We used to see him out in the yard when we would go to visit Tommie, and had some good eats with him and his family and friends.Sure hate to lose a musician. We'll have you in our prayers.

Name: Fran & Jimmy Reep
Message: so sorry to hear about Bobby,we was lifelong friends and he will be missed. He is in a better place now with no pain.We are praying for all the family.

Name: Jim and Michelle Reaves
Message: Bobby was a good friend through many years. Our prayers and thoughts are with you in this trying time Tonya and family.

Name: Philip lyon
Message: I recall my last discussion with Bobby about Hank Williams. I have fond memories of growing up with Bobby. he was a very fine man but is now in a much better place.

Name: Sandra & Tommy Toole
Message: Our prayers for the family. Bobby will be remembered as a fine young man.

Name: Sharon & Leonard Rice
Message: You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

Name: Mike & Sandra Williams
Message: Mrs. Tonya & Family, We are so sorry to hear about Mr. Bobby. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Mike & Sanadra Williams

Name: Randy and Jennifer Gavin
Message: Tonya and "Coop"...... so sorry for your loss you are in our thoughts and in our prayers.

Name: Susan Reep
Message: Very Sorry for your loss. Bobby was a very special person and a wonderful neighbor. I know that my family will miss him greatly.

Name: Marlene Elliott
Message: I am so sorry to hear about Bobby's passing. My prayers will be with the family.

Name: David York
Message: Robbi, so sorry for your loss , prayers for you and family .. Love ya Dave

Name: Tubby and Lisa Adair
Message: Just wanted to let all of you know that your in our thoughts and prayers during this diffcult time. He was a very good man!!

Name: Linda Binz
Message: Tonya, I never had the pleasure of meeting Bobby but my son, Danny Martindill and his wife, Casey thought the world of him. My thoughts and prayers will be with you and your family at this sad time.