Murray Alan Coats
August 20, 1958 – June 24, 2016
ZEBULON – Murray Alan Coats, 57, went home to be with the Lord on Friday. He is free at last. He was an incredible drafter and truly talented artist. He also could do welding, drafting, & heating and air. He received degrees from Lenoir Community College and worked with Literacy Volunteers of America helping others to learn to read. He was preceded in death by his mother, Janet A. Barbour & step-father-Jack Barbour.
He is survived by his parents, Leonard Murray & Doris Ann Strickland Coats of Zebulon, sister, Donna Irene Coats of Sylva, niece Carmen Alicia (Frankie) of Pineda, CA.
Flowers welcomed or memorials may be made to Rocky Cross Holiness Church Building Fund.
Memorial service 11 am, Thursday, Strickland Funeral Home, 211 W. Third St., Wendell, NC, with visitation to follow the service and other times at the home. www.stricklandfuneralhomes.net