Williams Coker Jr.


Mr. William C. “Bill” Coker, Jr., 66, of Pine Bluff, died Saturday, February 16, 2013.

He was born December 3, 1946, in Pine Bluff, son of William and Dorothy Fowler Coker.

Mr. Coker was reared and received his early education in Pine Bluff, graduating from Pine Bluff High School in 1965.

He served in the United States Army during the Vietnam conflict, earning a Purple Heart.

Mr. Coker was preceded in death by his father and sister, Carol Ann Coker.

Survivors include his daughter, Christye (Kevin) Figley of Sherwood; mother, Dorothy Fowler Coker of Pine Bluff; girlfriend, Patricia Barnes of Pine Bluff; and three grandchildren, Haleigh, Hannah and Hunter Figley.

Funeral services will be 3:30 p.m., Tuesday, February 19, 2013, in the Chapel at Ralph Robinson & Son with Mr. Randall Elrod officiating. Burial will follow in the Veterans’ Section of Graceland Cemetery, with military honors. Visitation will be Monday evening from 6-8 p.m. at Robinson’s.

Memorials may be made to Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4455, PO Box 6455, Pine Bluff, Arkansas 71611.

Online register: www.ralphrobinsonandson.com.