COATES, Ross L. Jr., 66, of Bridgeport, died Wednesday, January 2, 2013, at Wheeling Hospital.
He was born May 11, 1946, in Fairpoint, OH, a son of the late Ross L. Sr. and Elizabeth Mae (Mill) Coates.
He was retired from Union Local School District; he was a member of the Lansing United Methodist Church, and a veteran in the US Air Force.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Beverly Wodarcyk.
Ross is survived by a son, Christopher (Cassie) Coates, a daughter, Shannan (Carl) Hawes; a brother, Ron (Wanda) Coates; sisters, Wilma (Edward) Campbell, Doris (Joe) Ceculski, and Marjorie (John) Kubancik; eight grandchildren.
There will be a memorial service at Lansing United Methodist Church, 55123 Greenbank Ave. Lansing, OH, with Pastor Rodney Hubbs officiating on Saturday, January 12, 2013, at 11 a.m. Wilson Funeral Home, 920 National Road, Brookside, assisting the family.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Shannan Hawes name in care of Wilson Funeral Home, 920 National Road, Bridgeport, OH 43912.
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