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Robert Gester Coker

February 4, 1936 ~ May 10, 2021 (age 85)


Robert Gester Coker, 85, passed away Monday, May 10, 2021.

Graveside service will be held at 2:30 PM on Thursday at Grace Episcopal Church Cemetery, Lawrence, N.C. with Reverend Todd Green officiating.

Robert was born in Edgecombe County to Van Buren and Mary Pauline Coker, February 4, 1936. In addition to his parents Robert was preceded in death by his wife, Doretha Finn Coker, siblings, Loraine Grizzard, Van Buren Coker, Jr. and William Coker. Robert proudly served his country in the U.S. Army. 

He is survived by his loving family, including his sister, Sarah “Sis” Coker Walston; step-daughter, Tassie Curling (Charles) Spring Hope; step-sons, Stanley Finn(Carolyn) Savannah, and Larry Finn, (Joyce) of Rocky Mount; grandchildren Timothy Finn (Tara), Brandy Chine (Nathan), Teresa Finn, Charles Wilson (Cricket), Stanley Finn, Jr (Misti), Amanda Wilson, special friend, Michael; 10 great-grandchildren and 5 great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to Grace Episcopal Church, Lawrence, N.C. and sent to: Karen Johnson, 77 Bass Lane, Tarboro, N.C. 27886.

The family will receive friends at Carlisle Funeral Home on Thursday from 1:00–2:00 pm.


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May 13, 2021

1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Carlisle Funeral Home
701 Hospital Drive
Tarboro, NC 27886

Graveside Service
May 13, 2021

2:30 PM
Grace Episcopal Church Cemetery
Hwy 258
Lawrence, NC 27886

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