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William Lanier Coiner Obituary


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“Ann and girls, I was so sorry to read about Bill's illness and know how much he is missed. I hope you find peace and comfort at this difficult time....Read More »
1 of 12 | Posted by: Jan Amini - San Antonio, TX

“Ann, et al Siting here after Bill's beautiful service wondering why I did not go to the Argyle & accept your kind invitation. Truth is I was...Read More »
2 of 12 | Posted by: Hummel, Charlie - San antonio, TX

“Mrs. Coiner and Family, Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. We will miss Mr. Coiner at the Club. If you need anything, just call...Read More »
3 of 12 | Posted by: Rhonda Berry - San Antonio, TX

“Dear Mrs COINER.IAM SORRY TO HEAR OF YOUR LOSS.MAY GOD GIVE YOU HIS LOVE AND PEACE.YOUR LOVING HUSBAN IS NOW RESTING WITH THE LORD.GOD BLESS YOU ...Read More »
4 of 12 | Posted by: RANDY J ZAMORA - san,antonio, TX

“You are in my thoughts and prayers. ”
5 of 12 | Posted by: Monica Gose - San Antonio, TX

“Mrs. Coiner, I was shocked and sadden to learn of the passing of Mr. Coiner. What a nice gentleman...this is a profound loss and my thoughts and...Read More »
6 of 12 | Posted by: George F. Dennis, Jr - TX

“Dear Ann, Josie and Emily, I'm holding fond memories of Bill in my heart as I send my love to you all. May God's grace and mercy surround you today...Read More »
7 of 12 | Posted by: Louise Wheir - Santa Fe, NM

“we send our heart felt sympathy to the family. ”
8 of 12 | Posted by: barbara and ricks wilson - TX

“AT -- We had not seen Bill in some months and were shocked to hear of his passing. He was a dear friend, my mentor to San Antonio, and one of the...Read More »
9 of 12 | Posted by: John M Heard & Sue C. Heard - TX

“Ann, Emily & Josie, I am so sorry for your loss. Each of you are in my thoughts during this difficult time. Bill was a wonderful man and I feel...Read More »
10 of 12 | Posted by: Cathryn Le Vrier - San Antonio, TX

“So Sorry about Bill We didn't see him often or know him that well, but what we knew about him and your family was really special. Thinking of...Read More »
11 of 12 | Posted by: sissy and jim park - TX

“Ann, E and Jo, I am so sorry. love you guys- Debbi ”
12 of 12 | Posted by: Debbi - San Antonio, TX


William Lanier Coiner (Bill), age 65, of San Antonio, passed away peacefully on Sunday, March 22, 2009 after battling pancreatic cancer. He was born in Tampa, Florida, August 31, 1943 to Major General Richard Tide Coiner, Jr. and Helen Nix Coiner. A graduate of Le Rosey, Switzerland, and the University of Pennsylvania, he traveled to and lived in many parts of the United States and Europe due to his father's military career. Bill served in the U.S. Army from 1968-70, after which he joined Frost Bank and later Groos Bank. In more recent years he was an associate at Kuper-Sotheby's International Realty. He was a member of the Argyle, the San Antonio Country Club, the Order of the Alamo, the German Club, the Conopus Club and the Pilon Club. He was pre-deceased by his parents and older brothers, Richard Tide Coiner III and Beverly Nix Coiner. Bill loved hunting, fishing, and especially spending time with his family, where he spent his childhood summers in Port Aransas, TX. He was a devoted husband, father and a friend to all. He will be dearly missed. He is survived by his loving wife of 37 years, Ann; his daughters, Emily Coiner Foster and husband Trey, and Josephine Houston Coiner; his grandchildren, Zachery and Emma Foster; his sisters-in-law Charlotte Watson Coiner and Kathleen Moon Coiner; his in-laws Andrew Zilker and Josephine Houston Thompson, and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. The family wishes to thank Dr. James L. Abbruzzese, of M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Dr. Anthony Tolcher, of South Texas Accelerated Research Therapeutics (START), Bill's dear friend and advocate Dr. George D. Case, and Vitas Hospice for their wonderful care of Bill during his illness.

The Rev. Michael D. Chalk officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Mark's Episcopal Church, 315 E. Pecan St., San Antonio, TX 78205, or charity of choice.

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