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10300 Richmond Road
Warsaw, VA 22572
Phone: 804-333-3770
Fax: 804-333-0079
Sam Coates

Sam Edward Coates

Thursday, August 18th, 1927 - Tuesday, March 26th, 2019
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Sam Edward Coates, age 91, of Warsaw, passed away on Tuesday, March 26, 2019. He was a retired Construction Superintendent for Kent Brothers Construction Company.

He is survived by his daughter, Betty Lou Taylor (William); grandchildren, Sandy Jo Dungan and William E. Taylor, Jr; great-grandchildren, Devin Marks Dungan, Madison Lee Dungan, Alexi Dale Taylor, Karli Mariah Taylor, Jennie Lynn Packett and Dylan Taylor Dungan; brothers, Harrison Coates and Tommy Coates; sisters, Annie Gray Douglas, Alice Swann, Thelma Lee O’Bier, Lucy Thurston and Violet Mozingo.

Sam was preceded in death by his wife, Annie Mae Marks Coates; his parents, Thomas and Annie Lee Coates; and his grandson, Dusty Dale Dungan.

A Funeral service will be held at 11:00 am on Monday, April 1, 2019 at Welch Funeral Home, Marks Chapel with Rev. Kenny Park and Pastor Allen Hopkins officiating. Interment will follow the service at Jerusalem Baptist Church Cemetery.

The family will receive friends one hour prior to the funeral service at Welch Funeral Home, Marks Chapel.
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  • Visitation

    Monday, April 1st, 2019 | 10:00am - 11:00am
    Monday, April 1st, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am
    Welch Funeral Home- Marks Chapel
    10300 Richmond Road
    WARSAW, VA 22572
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  • Service

    Monday, April 1st, 2019 | 11:00am
    Monday, April 1st, 2019 11:00am
    Welch Funeral Home- Marks Chapel
    10300 Richmond Road
    WARSAW, VA 22572
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Rev. Kenneth Park
    Pastor Allen Hopkins
  • Interment

    Jerusalem Baptist Church
    8800 Historyland Highway
    WARSAW, VA 22572
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Robert Kent

Posted at 07:00am
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Ronnie costes

Posted at 10:34am
We are sorry for the passing of your father.ronnie and Debbie roach

Sandy Jo Dungan

Posted at 06:04am
Granddaddy, You never let me fall therefore I grew wings. With those wings you let me fly. As I flew you were always on the ground to catch if I faltered. You always let me know that I was loved and home was with you and Grandma. You never walked me down the isle because that just wasn’t me. You accepted my husband and son without reserve. You always made them feel welcomed. If for nothing else I would love you for that precious gift. Granddaddy, you taught me to never fear life that it could be a wonderful adventure. You taught me that I would stumble and fall…but it was not the falling that was important…it was the getting up and going on that was important. You taught me that I may not always succeed but to always do my best. You gave me the gift of unconditional love, for which I am eternally grateful. You have been and will always be the person that inspires me. I have loved you and will always love you. When you were ill , I would quote Dylan Thomas and you would laugh: Do not go gentle into that good night Do not go gentle into that good night, Old age should burn and rave at close of day; Rage, rage against the dying of the light. Though wise men at their end know dark is right, Because their words had forked no lightning they Do not go gentle into that good night. Good men, the last wave by, crying how bright Their frail deeds might have danced in a green bay, Rage, rage against the dying of the light. Wild men who caught and sang the sun in flight, And learn, too late, they grieved it on its way, Do not go gentle into that good night. Grave men, near death, who see with blinding sight Blind eyes could blaze like meteors and be gay, Rage, rage against the dying of the light. And you, my father, there on the sad height, Curse, bless, me now with your fierce tears, I pray. Do not go gentle into that good night. Rage, rage against the dying of the light. Thank you Granddaddy for raging against the dying of the light. My life has been so much richer for it. Now it is time to rest. Take with you my love. Forever you loving granddaughter, Sandy


Posted at 06:44pm
May the family of Sam Edward Coates please accept my sincere condolences hoping you find comfort in God's words at Acts 24:15 and Psalm 37:29.

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