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Kenneth "Ken" F. Coker, Sr.

June 16, 1939 ~ March 31, 2021 (age 81)


Mr. Kenneth "Ken" F. Coker, Sr., 81, of Thomasville, went to be with Jesus on Wednesday, March 31, 2021 at his home in Thomasville. Ken was born on June 16, 1939 to the late Lee Howard Coker and Omie Ayers Coker in Franklin, GA. He worked over 40+ years at Akzo-Nobel, Inc. and was known for his reputable finishing work and considered one of the best in the industry. In addition to working at Akzo-Nobel, he did a lot of finishing work on the side. He is a current member of New Heart Baptist Church and former member of First United Methodist Church in Thomasville. Ken loved working in his yard and was an avid Thomasville Bulldog fan. On September 30, 1960 he married Virginia Morrison Coker who he is preceded in death by. In addition to his wife, he is preceded in death by his parents, and two brothers, Howard and Don Coker. 

Surviving are his daughter, Julie Coker Lloyd and husband Joe of Thomasville; son, Kenneth "Kenny" F. Coker, Jr. and wife Nikki of Thomasville; brother, Jerry Coker and wife Oberia “Obie” of Thomasville; and four grandchildren, Zach Lloyd, Jacob Coker, Caleb Coker, and Hannah Coker.

A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, April 7, 2021 at 2:00 PM at the JC Green & Sons Chapel in Thomasville with Rev. Kenny Coker and Rev. Matt Rummage officiating. A visitation will be held on Tuesday night from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at the funeral home. Burial will follow the service at Holly Hill Memorial Park in Thomasville. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to New Heart Baptist Church, 128 Lakeview Circle, Thomasville, NC 27360. Online condolences may be sent to the family at

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