Richard Lynn Coats, 56, of Kingsport passed peacefully Friday, April 7, 2023, at The Wexford House following a lengthy and courageous battle with M.S.
Richard was born on April 28, 1966 in Kingsport. He was the son of the late David “Daddaw” and Brenda “Mammaw” Reedy Coats. He was a 1985 graduate of Dobyns Bennett High School and received a drafting degree from Northeast State. He was a draftsman for Mark Freeman and associates. In his younger years he attended Old Kingsport Presbyterian Church.
Richard is survived by his daughter, Haley Deel (Hunter); son, Jordan Coats; grandchildren, Norah Deel, Jaclyn Meade Coats, and Willow Coats; brother, Dustin Coats; aunt, Janice Snapp (Sam); along with several cousins and a host of friends including his best bud, Tommy Simmons.
The family will receive friends from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM on Tuesday, April 11, 2023 at Gravely Baptist Church. A celebration of Life Service will follow with Pastor David Salley officiating.
In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the National M.S. Society, National MS Society, PO Box #91891, Washington, D.C. 20090 – 1891 in Richard’s memory.
Arrangements for Richard Lynn Coats are provided by Province Pennington Gap Funeral Home.
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