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Bennie D. Coker

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Bennie D. Coker, age 83, breathed his first breath of Heaven at his residence Saturday, October 13, 2018. Bennie was born July 19, 1935 in Elkhart to parents, Joe Bailey Coker and Adelle Simpson Coker. He was raised in Elkhart and served during the Korean era in the United States Army. After moving to Houston, he met and married his wife of 62 years, Reba Parker. Bennie worked for Chicago Bridge and Iron for 40 years before retiring to Kennard where he spent his time hunting, fishing and gardening. In 1989, he gave his life to The Lord and was a member of the Bible Believer’s Baptist Church in Centralia. Bennie above all enjoyed being a grandpa teaching his grandkids and great-grandkids to hunt, to fish, to garden and all about life.

Bennie is survived by wife, Reba Parker Coker of Kennard; daughter, Sherry Camp and husband, Jimmy of Rusk; son, Jeff Coker and wife, Tracie of Channelview; daughters, Vicki Kay and husband, Dave of Lufkin, Stacy Henderson and husband, Tracy of Apple Springs; Debbie Coker and Johnny Dumas of Trinity; seventeen grandkids; twelve great-grandkids; sister, Joyce Coker of The Woodlands; numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his mother, Adell Coker; father, Joe Bailey Coker; brothers, Joe Weldon Coker, Dennis Carroll Coker, Gary Frank Coker, David Earl Coker; sister, Mattie Ruth Cole.

Funeral services for Bennie D. Coker will be held at 2:00 p.m.Thursday, October 18, 2018 in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel with Bro. Josh Currie officiating. Interment will follow in the Coker Family Cemetery. Family will receive friends for visitation at 12 noon Thursday prior to service.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1700 Lake Success Dr. Waco, TX 76710.




  1. I’m going to miss you Daddy. My life will never be the same. I love you.

  2. You will be greatly missed. You have been a great caretaker, friend and Great role model for so many. So many wonderful memories of you and my dad, working the garden with your Farmall, hunting with your grand kids. Enjoy the reunion in heaven with my dad.

  3. I will miss Mr. Coker very much; he was a kind, dear man, but I will see him again In our Great God’s perfect world one day very soon!

  4. Mr. Coker was a good man; I always enjoyed seeing him at church; he will be missed.

  5. Mr. Coker was a kind and dear man; I will miss him very much! But, I will see him again very soon in our Father’s perfect world!

  6. My deepest condolences to Stacy Jo, Tracy, and family during this time. Mr. Coker was a generous and kind man, and he will truly be missed by his family and all that knew him.

  7. You were such a kind man. I will miss you. Can’t wait to see you in Heaven.

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