John “Junior” William Coker, 92, of Lawrence­ville, passed away on Thursday, Dec. 27, 2018.

He was born in Jersey on June 4, 1926.

John was preceded in death by his loving wife, Margaret (Hon) Knight Coker; son, Phil Coker; father, William Luther Coker; mother, Maggie Lean (Allgood) Coker; sister, Mildred Coker; and brother, Paul Coker.

He is survived by his daughter, Brenda (James) Anglin; son, Steve Coker; grandsons, Jeff Anglin, Brian Anglin and Jason Coker; granddaughter, Melissa Millican; great-granddaughter, Katelin Anglin; great-grandson, Phillip Anglin; great-great-granddaughter, Gia Anglin; brother, Gary (June) Coker; and sister-in-law, Joann Coker. John was looking forward to the new additions to his family, Emersyn Blake and Clayton Grant. Also surviving him are several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

He served in the U.S. Army as a corporal in the 3rd Armored Division during World War II. John held many jobs during his 92 years such as at Humphries Concrete in Norcross, where he enjoyed driving a forklift until he was in his mid-80s.

A funeral service will begin at 1 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 30, in the Gwinnett Chapel of Wages & Sons Funeral Home with Pastor Larry Carter, Pastor Lynn Head and Gary Coker speaking.

Burial will follow at Jersey Holiness Church Cemetery. Pallbearers include grandson, great-grandson and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 2 until 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 29, at Wages & Sons Funeral Home, 1031 Lawrence­ville Highway, Law­rence­ville, GA 30046. Online condolences may be expressed at

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The Walton Tribune | December 29-30, 2018