Jerol L. “Jerry” Coate, 71, of Lakeview, OH, passed away Wednesday, December 12, 2012 at Mary Rutan Hospital, Bellefontaine, OH.
Jerry was born on June 17, 1941 in Piqua, OH to the late Boyd Coate and Ruby Coate, who survives in Pleasant Hills, OH. On May 14, 1966, he married the former Kathleen Pour in Covington, OH and she survives.
He is also survived by two sons, Corey (Olivea) Coate of Pleasant Hills, and Chad (Carey) Coate of Lakeview, three grandchildren, Dustin, Makayla, and Bailey, a sister, Ruthann (Bill) Beck of Pleasant Hills, and two brothers, Don (Cheryl) Coate and Jack (Pam) Coate, both of Pleasant Hills.
Jerry was a 1959 graduate of Newton High School, and a veteran of the US Navy. He was a volunteer firefighter with Pleasant Hills Fire Department for 19 years. He enjoyed fishing and hunting. He loved the time he spent with his sons and grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 4:00 pm, Saturday, December 15, 2012 at Shoffstall Funeral Home, Lakeview with visitation from 2-4 pm.
Memorial contributions may be given in his name to the Make-A-Wish Foundation, Gift Processing Center, P.O. Box 6062, Albert Lea, MN 56007-6662.
Arrangements are in the care of Shoffstall Funeral Home, Lakeview. Condolences may be expressed at www.shoffstallfuneralhome.com.