THOMAS A. "TOM"
COATS 94 Oblong, Illinois
GRAVESIDE SERVICE: 2:00 p.m. SUNDAY JULY 14, 2002
Washington Street Cemetery Casey, Illinois
MEMORIALS: CASEY SCHOOLS ACADEMIC FOUNDATION, envelopes at the
Graveside Service or may be mailed to the funeral home
MILITARY RITES AT THE CEMETERY BY COMBINED UNITS OF THE HAZEL DELL AMERICAN
LEGION POST # 1230 and CASEY V.F.W. POST # 5762
Thomas A. "Tom"
Coats 94 Oblong died Friday July 12, 2002 at his residence. He was born
on February 3, 1908 and Spencerville, Ohio and was the daughter of Claud
W. Coats and Arminta (Montague) Coats. On July 24, 1932, he married
Grace Morgan who died on April 11, 1982. On April 3, 1983, he married
Irma (Heck) Harkins who survives.
In the 1930's, he operated a grocery store and filling station in Casey,
State Police for 3 years, Oil & License Inspector for the Secretary
of State and he also over the years owned several businesses in Casey.
Tom was a Navy Veteran of WWII. Tom belonged to the Casey V.F.W. Post
5762, Hazel Dell American Legion Post # 1230, 32 Degree Mason and 50
Year member of Casey Masonic Lodge #422, Life Member Lodge Council Chapter
Consistory Scottish Rite- Valley of Danville, Shrine member of Zorah
Temple- Terre Haute, Indiana and graduate of Casey High School Class
Tom is survived by his wife Irma, son and daughter-in-law Claude &
Suzanne Coats, daughter and son-in-law Misty & Jeff Carter, 2 grandchildren
Kellie Halbach and Joshua Carter.
He is preceded in death
by his parents, first wife and a sister Gladys Carroll.
It was Tom's request his body be cremated and that he be given a graveside
service and Washington Street Cemetery in Casey, Illinois.