George Edward “Ed” Coker, 88, of LaFayette, passed away on Thursday, February 7, 2019.
He was a deacon at Walnut Grove Baptist Church. Ed retired in 1992 from Salem Carpet in Chickamauga.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Columbus “Bud” Coker and Mary Dockery Coker; sister, Grace Gilreath; brother, Emmett Coker; and son-in-law, Lamar Saylors.
He is survived by his loving wife of 69 years, Virginia Brown Coker of LaFayette; daughters, Gwen Coker Saylors and Donna (Randy) Avans all of LaFayette; son, Randall (Kathy) Coker of LaFayette; sister, Hazel Thrasher of Greenville, SC.; grandchildren, David Saylors, Amber Saylors, Linda Young, Lisa Randolph, Lori Hunter, Leann Brown, Nick Coker, and Jordan Coker; 11 great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 9, in the Wilbanks Memorial Chapel with Pastor Randy Avans and Bruce Coker officiating. Visitation will be held on Friday from 6-9 p.m. at the funeral home.
Interment will be at LaFayette City Cemetery.
Pallbearers are his grandsons, Nick Coker and Jordan Coker and great grandsons, Wade Harris, Micah Young, Ethan Young, and Isaac Hunter. Honorary pallbearers are Farrell Brown, Ralph Waldrop, and Max Colbert.
Arrangements are by Wallis-Wilbanks Funeral Home, LaFayette.