Coker Cemetery Association, San Antonio, Texas

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1930 - 2004


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Alvin F. Coker entered eternal rest on November 12, 2004 after a lengthy illness, leaving his loving family far too soon. Alvin was born October 14, 1930 in San Antonio, TX, the eldest son of Alvin and Grace Coker. He attended South San Antonio schools and following graduation he was employed briefly at Kelly AFB. He was called to active duty in the USAF during the Korean Conflict. The Air Force became his life career, in which he served at various stateside and overseas locations for 30 years, 14 of those in San Antonio. Following his military retirement, Alvin worked for the Live Oak Police Department and for a number of years with the U.S. Postal Service out of the Schertz, TX Post Office. While a Texan through and through, from 1999 until his passing, Alvin resided just outside Seattle, WA near his son's family. He reveled in the natural beauty of Mount Rainier and the Cascades but derived his greatest pleasure in watching his grandsons' baseball games. Survivors include his wife of 51 years, Jean; son, Michael (Karen); grandsons, Andrew and Scott, all of Maple Valley, WA; sisters, Betty Roberts (Chuck) and Gail Strempel (Buddy) of San Antonio; brother, Gerald of Vass, NC. Additionally, he leaves numerous nieces, nephews and a loving family of in-laws and friends to mourn his passing. Visitation will be held at Colonial Funeral Home in Universal City from 1:00 - 8:00 P.M. on Thursday, November 18, 2004 with the family present from 5:00 - 8:00 P.M. Services will be held at Coker United Methodist Church Chapel at 1:00 P.M., Friday, November 19, 2004. Burial to follow at historic Coker Cemetery. Donations in his honor may be made to either the National Kidney Foundation or the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Services under the direction of

Colonial Funeral Home
625 Kitty Hawk
Universal City, TX 78148
(210) 658-7037

Published in the San Antonio Express-News on 11/18/2004

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