John Early Coate, 95, of Thomasville died Oct. 15, 2012 at Grove Hill Memorial Hospital.
He was born Sept. 2, 1917 in Opine. He was a former millwright with Weyerhaeuser.
Survivors include two sons, John E. Coate Jr., Thomasville, Bill Coate, New York City, N.Y.; two daughters, Cindy Spillers, Lee Coate, both of Thomasville; two sisters, Dorothy Coate Hortenstine, St. Augustine, FL; six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren.
A graveside service will be Oct. 16 at 3 p.m. at the Campbell Cemetery. Condolences may be offered at www.obryantchapelfh.com.
O’Bryant Chapel Funeral Home of Thomasville directed.