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Joseph Warren Coker

November 10, 1930 August 26, 2019
Joseph Warren Coker
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Obituary for Joseph Warren Coker

TURBEVILLE – Joseph Warren Coker, 88, husband of 68 years to Mary Frances Heriot Coker, died Monday, August 26, 2019, at his home.

Born November 10, 1930, in Manning, he was a son of the late Robert Carlisle Coker and the late Sarah Bradham Coker. He was a US Army veteran of the Korean War and received the Combat Infantryman Badge, the Bronze Star and numerous other medals. A person of many talents, he began his career as a teacher, principal and coach. He served two terms in the SC State Legislature as a member of the House of Representatives, was a building contractor with Coker Builders and he owned and operated Turbeville Insurance Agency. Joe retired after two terms as Clarendon County Clerk of Court and was awarded the South Carolina Order of the Palmetto by Governor Carroll Campbell. He was a member of the Turbeville American Legion and Pine Grove United Methodist Church.

He is survived by his wife of Turbeville; two sons, Beau Coker (Bev) of Surfside Beach and Bob Coker (Christy) of Garden City; a sister, Nancy McFaddin of Turbeville; two nieces, Lee Wilson (Phil) of Goose Creek and Frankie Green (George) of Turbeville; nine grandchildren, Brett (Andrea), Patrick (Kacie), Dyson (Kelly Alyss), Trey (Nicole) and Erin Coker, Sarah Wortham (Nathan), Jody Strange (Claudia), John Patrick Green and Ashton Green; seven great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a nephew, George Heriot; two brothers, Robert Carlisle Coker, Jr. and Earl Bradham Coker; and two sisters, Jane Coker Baird and Ann Coker Crouch.

A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, August 28, 2019, at Pine Grove United Methodist Church with the Rev. Wright Turbeville officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

Honorary pallbearers will be Bobby Williamson, Marcus Baird, Brad Coker, Skippy Osborne, Alex Springs and George Green.

The family will receive friends at the residence, 1153 Coker Street, Turbeville.

Memorials may be made to Pine Grove United Methodist Church Benevolent Fund, P.O. Box 144, Turbeville, SC 29162 or Rembert Church Cemetery Association, c/o Tommy Scott, 7 Lakecrest
Drive, Columbia, SC 29203 or Wounded Warrior Project, www.woundedwarriorproject.org

Stephens Funeral Home & Crematory, 304 N. Church Street, Manning, is in charge of arrangements, (803) 435-2179. www.stephensfuneralhome.org


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Service

Wednesday

28

Aug

2:00 PM 8/28/2019 2:00:00 PM
Pine Grove United Methodist Church

1090 Morgan Street
Turbeville, SC 29162

The family will receive friends at the residence, 1153 Coker Street, Turbeville.

Pine Grove United Methodist Church
1090 Morgan Street Turbeville 29162 SC
United States

Memorial Contribution

Pine Grove United Methodist Church Benevolent Fund

P.O. Box 144
Turbeville, SC 29162

Wounded Warrior Project

Rembert Church Cemetery Association

c/o Tommy Scott
7 Lakecrest Drive
Columbia, SC 29203
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