Arthur Wesley Coker

Born: Wed., Dec. 28, 1927
Died: Tue., Dec. 21, 2010

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Arthur Wesley “Buddy” Coker, age 82, of Greensboro, Georgia, passed away Tuesday, December 21, 2010 at the Veterans Administration Medical Center of Augusta. Born in Sycamore, Georgia on December 28, 1927, he was the son of the late Cone Edward Coker and Ruth Swain Bussey Coker. He grew up and attended school in Sycamore, GA, where he was known as Wesley. On June 2, 1956, he married the former Beatrice Evelyn “Bea” Glaze, who gave him the nickname of Buddy. For two years he served his country in the United States Army, during the Korean War. He was the owner and operator of A. W. Coker Grading and Hauling. He had a lifelong passion for flying and owned his own airplanes. Buddy was a true outdoorsman who really enjoyed hunting and fishing. He was a member of New Hope Baptist Church in Greshamville and a former member of the Sardis Masonic Lodge #444 in Chamblee, GA and currently a member of the Sycamore Masonic Lodge #210 in Ashburn, GA. Buddy and his wife, Bea, had lived in Greensboro for the last ten years. He is survived by his wife, Beatrice Evelyn “Bea” Glaze Coker of Greensboro, GA; a daughter, Stacy Chamblee and husband Russell of Hoschton, GA; a son Richard Coker and wife Cathy of Snellville, GA; a brother, Herbert Russell Coker and wife Dot of Sycamore, GA; six grandchildren, Sandra Coker, Wesley Coker, Travis Coker, Heather Coker, Austin Chamblee and Aaron Chamblee; and a number of other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his siblings, Eunice Rainey, Lewis Coker, Hazel Wells, Tid Christian, Jane Wheeler, Mary Lee Armstrong, Roy Coker and GordonCoker. Funeral Services will be held on Thursday, December 23, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. at the New Hope Baptist Church, 1400 Farmington Road, (Greshamville), Madison, GA 30650 with Rev. Mike Pritchett and Rev. Phil Wheeler officiating. Interment will follow at 2:30 p.m. at the North Atlanta Memorial Park, 5188 Winters Chapel Rd., Atlanta, GA 30360. Serving as pallbearers are Wesley Scott Coker, Travis Wayne Coker, Austin Russell Chamblee and Aaron Blake Chamblee. The family will receive friends from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Wednesday night at McCommons funeral home. The family requests that memorials be made to New Hope Baptist Church, 1400 Farmington Road, Madison, GA 30650. McCommons Funeral Home, 109 W. Broad St., Greensboro, GA, (706) 453-2626, is in charge of arrangements. Visit us at to sign the online guest register.

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mark reese and family
   Posted Tue December 21, 2010
Heart felt condolences and lots of prayers sent your way.

Cathy D. Smith
   Posted Tue December 21, 2010
Ms. Bea and family, Mr. Buddy was a very nice and friendly person. You all are in my thoughts and prayers. Cathy

mary jane lambert
   Posted Tue December 21, 2010
I want to send my coldolences to all the family and you will be in my prayers. Buddy is resting in peace now and that is what counts .I love you Cathy Richard Sandra Wesley and Travis

Nary Jane Lambert
   Posted Wed December 22, 2010
Iwent over what I wrote and i saw that i left out Your name Heather I am so sorry i guess Iwas talking to you and was not thinking last nite please it was an oversite on my part you know you mean a lot to me and i love you and i know you are going what pain and anger you are going thru so please take care your grandaddy is watching over you and loves you very much you always put a big smile on his face you have a iot of memories with him i know

Cheryl Armstrong
   Posted Wed December 22, 2010
I'm going to miss my Uncle Wes. What a great man he was! My sympathy to Aunt Bea, Richard, Stacy and their families. God has another angel with him today.

chris peters
   Posted Wed December 22, 2010
buddy you will not be forgot you where a good man me and wes always had a good time fishing with you thanks for all the good times

Sandra and Daniel Wood
   Posted Wed December 22, 2010
Ms. Bea and family, We love you so much and so sorry to hear about the loss of Mr. Buddy. He was a wonderful man and we were so blessed to have him in our lives. God has a wonderful man with him in heaven. God Bless Sandra and Daniel

Paula Godwin Fox
   Posted Wed December 22, 2010
Sad day today. The world says goodbye to a great man,awesome Dad and Gradpa and a true friend. Thanks is for the time that I got to share with him. God bless and goodnight friend. My prayers to Bea and Stacy and Richard and all who loved him. Love yall.