Everett Lee Coate, 86, of Covington, passed away Saturday, June 25, 2016, at his residence. He was born April 15, 1930, in Pleasant Hill, to the late Frank and Mae Elizabeth (Clement) Coate.
He will be missed and remembered by his loving wife of nearly 64 years, Janice May (Clark) Coate, whom he married June 28, 1952; children Daniel (Linda) Coate of Covington; Kathryn Coate of Covington; foster son Mark Lehman; eight grandchildren, Jessica Walton, Amy Moore, Chad (Jenna) Swartz, Lacey (Jason) Campbell, Landon (Maria) Coate, Tim Mullen, Jordan and Kelsey Frey; 11 great-grandchildren, Morgan and Jacob McQueen, Kierstin and Aizlyn Swartz, Zaidyn Moore, Aaron, Alivia, Arion, Alayne Campbell, Cyrus Coate, and Bailee Swartz; sister Judy (Tony) Brinkman of Bradenton, Fla.; and special friends Nick Staugler, Lowell Smith, and his Legion buddies. Everett was preceded in death by his daughter, Kristine Lee Coate in 1967; and siblings William Coate, Etheldyne Iddings, Dorothea Manning, and Isabelle Huston.
Everett was a 1948 graduate of Newton High School, was a member of Crossroad Church of God, Piqua, and A.B. Cole Post #80 American Legion of Covington. He served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War. Everett enjoyed being a farmer and retired from GM/Inland after 34 years of service. He then worked 11 years for KTH.
Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Friday, July 1, at Crossroad Church of God, 9330 Looney Rd., Piqua, with Pastor Jerry Wilson officiating. Burial will follow in Highland Cemetery, Covington, where full military honors will be conducted by A.B. Cole American Legion and the Veterans Elite Tribute Squad. Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. Thursday at Jackson-Sarver Funeral Home, 10 S. High St., Covington. Memorial contributions may be made to Crossroad Church of God or A.B. Cole Post #80 American Legion. Online memories may be left for the family at jackson-sarver.com.