Funeral service for Noble Coker, age 94, of Yantis ,TX will be held at 1:00 P.M. on Thursday, December 7, 2017 at First Baptist Church, Yantis,Texas with Rev. Byron George, Pastor Craig Vance and Bro. Robert Kinsey. Interment to follow at Yantis Cemetery with military honors with Corey Coker, Nathan Coker, Mark Coker, Tim Coker, Chasen Chamness and Scott Ogle serving as pallbearers and DeWayne Manns, Frank Coker, Tommy Coker, Terry Coker and Billy Mack Chamness serving as honorary pallbearers. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 P.M., on Wednesday, December 6, 2017 at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Chapel. Mr. Coker passed away on Monday, December 4, 2017 at Trinity Mother Frances Hospital, Tyler.
Noble Odessa Coker was born on November 12, 1923 in Arbala, Texas, the son of John Alvin and Addie (Chamness) Coker. He married Jo An Emery in Altus, OK on December 5, 1943. Noble served in the U.S. Army in WW II. He was a 32nd Degree Mason for 50 years and a member of the Yantis Masonic Lodge. Noble was also a former member of the Yantis Lions Club and a member of the First Baptist Church, Yantis. He retired from Briggs and Weaver as truck driver.
He is survived by his wife, Jo Ann of Yantis; son, David Coker; daughter, Carolyn Manns and husband, DeWayne; grandchildren, David Coker, Olivia Coker, Callie Ruth Rogers, Rena Ann Wells; great grandchildren, David Coker Jr., Ashley Coker, Addison Coker, Layla Coker, Peyt Blevins, Baylee Riddle, Morgan Grissom, Langston Ray, Emma Hood; great great grandchild, B.J. Riddle.
Noble was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Vernon Coker and sister, Nelda Marie Coker.
Memorials can be made to the Yantis Cemetery Association.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.