Columbus Burnell “Pete” Coates, 89, of Warsaw, VA passed away on June 4, 2019. He was retired from Virginia Department of Transportation and a member of Welcome Grove Baptist Church where he served as a deacon for 61 years. After retirement, he enjoyed farming .
He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Betty L. Coates; daughters, Joyce “JoJo” Coates and Florence Jones (Chester) all of Warsaw. He was preceded in death by a brother, George Coates and by his beloved cat, Tuffy.
Funeral services will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, June 9, 2019 at Welcome Grove Baptist Church with Rev. Willard Bowen and Rev. Duane Shepherd officiating. Interment will be in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Welcome Grove Baptist Church, 7368 Newland Road, Warsaw, VA 22572 or Newland Fire House #3, PO Box 1232, Warsaw, VA 22572.