Albert Ray Coker, Jr. – January 7, 2016

Albert Ray Coker, Jr., 55, of Woodbine, passed away Thursday, January 7, 2016 at UF Health Shands in Jacksonville, FL.
Born January 26, 1960 in Kingstree, SC, he was the son of the late Albert Ray Coker and the late Roberta Reid Cox.  He was also preceded in death by his son, Jason Ray Coker.
Al was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, retiring  with 20 years of service and served his country honorably.  He was employed with the Naval Submarine Support Center from 2004 to present.  Al was a member of the V.F.W. Post 8385 and the V.F.W. Riders.  He was an avid outdoorsman, and loved riding his motorcycle.  He adored and loved his family, especially his two grandchildren.
A Celebration of Life will be held on Tuesday, January 12, 2016, at Allison Memorial Chapel in St. Marys from 4 pm to 6 pm.
Survivors include his wife, Kelly Coker of Woodbine; daughter, Dana Carper (Lon) of St. Marys; sister, Pam Lloyd (Barry) of Harleyville, SC; brothers, Charlie Coker of Kingstree, SC, and Mark Cox (Nicole) of Charleston, SC; grandchildren, Ayden Carper and Hadley Carper; several nieces and nephews.
Allison Memorial Chapel and Funeral Home of St. Marys is in charge of arrangements.

9 thoughts on “Albert Ray Coker, Jr. – January 7, 2016

  1. Mimi

    Dear Kelly, Dana and Lon,

    My heart goes out to each of you. So glad you are all together with your grandchildren.
    Love, Mimi

  2. Libby Harris

    I’m so sorry for your lose, our thoughts and prayers are with you. I especially pray for you to be comforted and at peace during the days ahead.
    With love, Aunt Libby and Uncle George

  3. Nellie Faye Thomson Hanna

    My children and I are thinking of you during this difficult time. My heart goes out to you all. I was a very close friend of Al’s mother, Roberta and I even sang in a trio with a friend Pat Strong . Al and I share the same birthday and I hated to hear of his passing. Never saw him again after he finished high school and left home and I only see Charlie once in awhile. I’ve had a hard time just finding Al’s obituary. Pam’s husband is a friend with my son in law and he happened to see of his passing and notified. I sure miss his mother.

  4. Karen Bevan

    Dearest Kelly – I am heartbroken for you and devastated for the whole family, particularly Dana and those precious grandchildren. It isn’t fair and it makes me mad that Al is no longer here. He was a GOOD MAN, a honest person, a friend to everybody, and a dependable shipmate. He adored his Beezer and Hayden and talked about them all the time. I hope he is playing poker and smoking cigars with my Bob in heaven and keeping the watch. I keep you in my thoughts and prayers and am here for you, anytime, for anything.
    Hugs, Karen

  5. Ales Conyers

    I ran into Al a few years back when he was visiting Kingstree with his step dad David and was standing in the Pizza Hut. When he saw me he turned and hugged my neck. I was so glad to see him as I had not seen him in years. He looked really well and happy. So, when I heard this morning that he had passed away, I was shocked. He was first cousin to my X-husband who is also deceased. I remember when we were all young and Al decided to go into the Navy. We lost track after that, but, my hope is that he is resting in peace with the Lord and that we will all meet up again one day on the other side. I will never forget the prayer that his Grandfather Reid prayer at a family reunion many years ago. His prayer was that all of his children, grandchildren, neices, nephews, cousins would gather with him around that Great White Throne at the end of life’s journey.


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