James Houston Coates

July 25, 1939 ~ December 22, 2019 (age 80)


James Houston Coates, 80, of Jackson passed away Sunday, December 22, 2019 at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau.

He was born July 25, 1939, in Cincinnati, Ohio, son of James O. and Shirley Jane Ripley Coates.   

He and Julie Nugent were married July 7, 1964 in Cincinnati, Ohio. She passed away September 11, 1999.

James along with his wife and family moved here from Cincinnati in 1973 with Proctor and Gamble, where he remained until retirement in 1992. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Jackson and the Jackson Elks Lodge No. 2652.           

Loving survivors include three children, Dr. Joan R. Coates, D.V.M of Columbia, Jean Coates Lewis of St. Louis, and James “Andy” Coates of Jackson, a sister, Ginny Lee Barrett of Marana, Az., and a sister in law Joan Warner of Lambertville, NJ.        

Also surviving are three granddaughters, three grandsons, and two great grandsons, and a best friend and companion, Betty Bishop of Jackson     

There will be no services at this time.          

Memorials may take the form of contributions to First Presbyterian Church in Jackson, Jackson Elks Lodge No. 2652, or Altenthal-Joerns Post 158.

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No services to be held

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Elks Lodge No. 2652- Jackson, MO

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