Wilbert Pinkney Coats, Sr.
October 24, 1924 – March 26, 2016
RALEIGH – Wilbert Pinkney Coats, Sr., 91, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday. A native of Johnston County, he was son to the late Albert Parker & Callie Stephenson Coats. Wilbert served in the U. S. Army during WWII. He was founder of Coats Auto Sales, founded in 1958. He was known as “Car-Man”. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 68 years, Fannie Ruth Barbour Coats, siblings, Otis Coats & Ruby Byrd.
He is survived by his children, Wilbert Pinkney Coats, Jr. (Jewell) of Holly Springs, Ricky Coats (Teresa) of Raleigh, Eddie Coats (Patricia) of Raleigh, Merle Coats (Robert) of Raleigh, 5 grandchildren & 6 great grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to a charity of choice.
The family wishes to give special thanks to Dot Kilgore.
Graveside funeral service 11 am, Tuesday, White Memorial Presbyterian Church, 1459 White Memorial Church Rd., Willow Springs, NC, all are welcome to join the family in the celebration of his life.
Friends and loved ones are welcome to visit the family at the Coats residence, 4417 Auburn Knightdale Rd.
Our family chain is broken and nothing seems the same but as God calls us one by one the chain will link again.