James Coker

Sunday, July 10, 2005

James Monroe Coker, 75, of Cape Girardeau passed away Thursday, July 7, 2005, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau.

He was born Sept. 20, 1929, in Seminole, Okla., son of Roy M. and Aline Elliott Coker. He and Ruth Graves were married Aug. 30, 1953, in St. Charles, Mo.

Coker served honorably in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He worked many years as a territory manager for Amoco. After his retirement in 1993, he developed Mulberry Acres Mobile Home Park in Fruitland. He was a member of the American Legion Post 63 in Cape Girardeau.

Loving survivors include his wife, Ruth of 51 years; two sons, Jonathan and wife Deanna of St. Louis, Earl of Poplar Bluff, Mo.; a brother, Raymond and wife Sue of North Carolina; five grandchildren, Brendan and Sophia of St. Louis, Heather of St. Louis, Derek and John of Poplar Bluff.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

There will be no service.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 1131, Fairfax, Va. 22038-1131.

McCombs Funeral Home in Cape Girardeau is in charge of arrangements.