John R. Coats

  • Born: November 7, 1948
  • Died: October 15, 2007
  • Location: Arkansas

Tribute & Message From The Family

John Coats, 58, of North Little Rock passed away Monday, October 15, 2007. He was a loving father, a U. S. Army veteran of Vietnam and a member of the North Little Rock VFW.
He is survived by two sons, Carl Coats, of Fort Polk, Louisiana and Dylan Coats, of Fayetteville; daughter, Alexis Coats, of Fayetteville; fianc, Judy Rio; five brothers, Robert, William and Frank Coats, of Florida, James Coats, of Stafford, Virginia and Hank Coats, of California; grandchildren, Ashley Coats, Cavan and Cayden Coats and many nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents, Carl Gideon and Caroline Jarvis Coats, brother, Tommy Coats and sister, Catherine Ann Henderson.
Memorials may be made to Wounded Warriors, 1719 N. 60th Street, Omaha, Nebraska 68104.
Funeral services will be held 12:00 P.M., Friday at North Little Rock Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in Arkansas State Veterans Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M., Thursday at North Little Rock Funeral Home, 1921 Main St., 758-1170. Online obituary and guest register at

Condolence & Memory Journal


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Posted by carl coats - son   November 03, 2010

I've been plenty of places in this world for the good of the country, I'm sorry DAD..... I had the chance to drive, but I was scared cause we were drinking....... I owe you my life, but I let your's go because of my cowardice. I MISS YOU YOU SO MUCH. IT SHOULD HAVE BEEN ME......... I WILL SEE YOU SOON!!! I CRY EVERY TIME I THINK OF YOU...DON'T WORRY YOU DESERVE IT.. YOU WERE THE BEST FATHER...................THANK YOU!!!!!

Posted by Carl Coats - N.Littt,e Rock, AR - Son   November 03, 2010

I am going to and already miss my dad very much!! Although I didn't get to spend as much time with him as i wanted to, i still know he loved me and i know he knew i loved him.He was the kind of person that was ALWAYS involved in his childrens school work, we were one of his main priorities and i highly respected him.It seemed that he always had the time to sit down and talk to me if i had something on my mind that i needed to talk about.I knew that i was always welcome at his house and all of his children were, he made that very clear.Well, i knew he loved me and had high expectations for me and wanted the best for me.

Posted by Alexis Coats    October 21, 2007

I will miss John, my cousin. He was a very kind and great person and a true patriot. He was also a favorite of my parents, J.D. and Louise Young. My thoughts are with his family--children, brothers, and Judy.

Posted by Dr. Marilyn Young    October 18, 2007

John was my favorite brother in law. Back in the 1970's his older brother Bob, our son Soren, John and I lived together in Kansas City. He was a great person kind and funny and i loved him like a brother. He was my hero. He had already lived a lifetime by then, serving in Vietnam.
Over the years I have always thought of him with great fondness and i am so sorry that he is gone at such a young age. I will keep the memories in my heart and John's family and friends in my thoughts and prayers


Posted by Susann Rogberg ( formerly Coats)    October 17, 2007

I am going to miss him very much. Normally you only get one father in life, but I had two, and he has been my second father my whole life, even if he was only the biological father of my brother and sister. I love him and will always miss him, and I thank him for everything he's done for me. I am very sorry that this happened and I love all of you.

Posted by Rebekah Koeppe    October 17, 2007