Thomas A. Coates
With deepest sorrow we announce Thomas Allen Coates (nickname Dunk) 57 years of age of Wood River. Illinois passed away at his residence March 29th, 2020.
Tom was born in Alton, Illinois January 29th 1963 and was the beloved son of Robert and Shirley (née Savin) who preceded him in death, also preceding him in death were a special nephew Tim, and a special niece Kristy. Maternal grandparents William and Hattie (née Kath) of Milwaukee Wisconsin and paternal grandparents Robert and Hazel Coates of Alton Illinois all preceded him in death.
Tom is survived by two sisters Donna of Richmond, Kentucky and Jenny of Manhattan Kansas, one brother Larry (Nancy) of WoodRiver Illinois. Nephew David of Herington, Kansas. Cousins Sandra Kosmowski and Cheryl Raszeja of Wisconsin and Sharon Kamm of San Antonio Texas.
Tom will be remembered most for his passion of music, how he loved to decorate for the holidays taking pride and care that every decoration was perfect, his love for horses and when he would let his silly side shine through is what will be missed the most.
Cremation arrangements under the direction of Michel Funeral Home St. Louis Missouri. Final resting place will be in Richmond Kentucky.