Wayne Coats, 86, Mt. Juliet passed away Aug. 27.
Coats was a church of Christ minister. He was an educator, an author and the former owner of the Mt. Juliet Funeral Home and Mt. Juliet Memorial Gardens. He was a beloved husband, father, grandfather, uncle and friend. Preceded in death by parents,; sons, James D. “Bud” Coats and William L. “Bill” Coats; and daughter, Jeannie Coats Harwell.
He is survived by: his wife of 67 years, Elaine Wright Coats; son, Robert “Bob” (Jean) Coats; daughter, Gail (Larry) Lane; sister, Delma Frame; and grandchildren, Seth and Chance Coats.
Funeral services were Friday, Aug. 30 at Sellars Funeral Home at Mt. Juliet with Bro. Buddy Neal and Bro. James Boyd officiating. Interment followed the service at Mt. Juliet Memorial Gardens with family and friends serving as pallbearers. Visitation with the family was Thursday, Aug. 29 and Friday, Aug. 30.
Arrangements by Sellars Funeral Home at Mt. Juliet, 2250 N. Mt. Juliet Road, Mt. Juliet, TN 37122, (615)758-5459, obituary line (615)758-8818, www.sellarsfuneralservices.com.