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Douglas Wayne Coats

Sept. 10, 2021

With family near, Douglas Wayne Coats passed from this life to meet his Lord in the early morning hours of September 10, 2021 in Tyler, Texas.

Doug was born September 14, 1968 in Nacogdoches, Texas to Jerry and Judith King Coats.  He grew up in Appleby and attended school in Garrison.  For the past 20 years, he resided in Bullard, Texas.  Doug was a friend to many and maintained contact and connections with many childhood friends into the present day.  He loved all animals.  He loved all sports.  He had total recall of stats of all players on all teams across multiple sports.

Loving and loved, Doug is survived by his mother, Judith King; his father and his wife, Jerry and Barbara Coats; daughter, Laci Hairgrove (Trent); grandchildren, Laynli and Kase; sister, Kim Hancock (Melissa); nieces Zoe Hancock (Kyle) & Payton Hancock; grandmother, Thelma King; former wife, Angela Roper; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

A memorial service will be schedule at a future time to celebrate Doug's life.  In lieu of flowers, the family kindly asks that you consider making a donation to The Hospice of East Texas in Tyler.

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