Maynard Freeman Coates

July 31, 1922 - May 25, 2001

07/31/1922 - 05/25/2001

Past Services

Cemetery
Friday May 18, 2001
Colonial Grove Cemetery
Princess Anne Rd.
Va. Beach, VA
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Service
Friday May 18, 2001
11:00 am
Kempsville Baptist Church
5204 Princess Anne Rd.
Va. Beach, VA 23462
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Maynard F. Coates of Pompey Court, Virginia Beach, a retired Field Engineer for General Instruments, died May 13, 2001 at Bayside Hospital, Virginia Beach. He was preceded in death by his parents Mildred and Robert Lemuel Coates of Boston, Massachusetts, his brother Ralph Warren Coates of Sanford, North Carolina, his granddaughter April Wafler of Glendora, California and his first wife Patricia Coates of Virginia Beach.

Mr Coates was born July 31, 1922 in Boston, Massachusetts and was the owner of Coates Television Service in Allston.

He was a veteran of the US Army Air Corps in WWII and was assigned to B17s with the 447th Bomb GroupH, 8th AF and the 463rd Bomb Group H, 15th AF. He was shot down over Germany and was a prisoner of war.

Maynard loved life and always had a smile or a joke. He loved to go camping and traveled cross-country to visit friends and family. He was a member of several bowling teams.

He is survived by his wife Jennie Coates, sister, Mildred Lafko of Newton, Massachusetts, brothers, Edward Coates of Melbourne, Florida; Robert Coates of Epping, New Hampshire; Ronnie Coates of Dover-Foxcroft, Maine. Sons, David A. Coates, of Charlotte, North Carolina and Paul M. Coates of Doylestown, Pennsylvania. Daughters Karen Fitch of Charlotte, North Carolina; Linda Asbell of Virginia Beach; Debbie Doss of Annapolis, Maryland and Angelique Coates of Blacksburg, Virginia. He had 6 grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren and many friends.

Donations can be sent to the Cancer Society.

A memorial service will be conducted by Rev. Kelly J. Burris, 11:00 a.m. Friday May 18, 2001 at Kempsville Baptist Church with internment to follow at Colonial Grove Memorial Park. Altmeyer Funeral Homes Va. Beach Chapel is handling the arrangements.

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Cecil E. Coates
7 years ago

As we have lived apart for so many years, you have been in my thoughts not sight. Now forever you will be but a thought away from us. May God guide you to your new home.

Love Cecil and Bea

Cecil Edmund Coates
7 years ago

As we have lived apart for so many years, you have been in my thoughts, not sight. Now forever you will be but a thought away from us.

May God guide you to your new Home.

Love

Cecil and Bea

Virginia & Dothard Price
7 years ago

Dear Family

I remember Maynard from my youth as a kind person. I was glad I got to see him this spring and spend a short time with him. My sympathies to all the family

Virginia Leacy and Dot Price

Mildred Coates Lafko & Family
7 years ago

From your favorite sister…

I MET WITH GOD, HE TOOK MY HAND

AND SOFTLY SAID, “I UNDERSTAND”

I LOOKED AT GOD AND THEN I KNEW

THAT WHAT HE SAID WAS REALLY TRUE

THERE IS NO PROBLEM, GRIEF, OR CARE

THAT CAN’T BE SOLVED WITH GOD AND PRAYER.

by: Elbridge Hammon

THIS POEM WAS SENT TO ME FROM BROTHER CECIL EDMUND AND HAS BEEN A GREAT COMFORT TO ME AS I AM UNABLE TO TRAVEL TO VIRGINIA BEACH FOR MY LAST GOODBYE.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR EVERYTHING.

MILDRED LAFKO

Alvin and Virginia Rasmus
7 years ago

In your time of need,may you know that kind and understanding hearts are there with you.You are never alone.

Elaine and John Gaspar
7 years ago

our condolences to the family of a good friend.

Elaine and Jay

Bob Lafko
7 years ago

Sorry I can’t be there with you at this time. You were always there for me.

ROBERT COATES
7 years ago

Sorry I can’t be there. You were always there for me.

Mr and Mrs Joseph Lafko JR.
7 years ago

Uncle Maynie was a great man. He loved all his Family and especially loved to crack a quick line and laugh. He and my mom’s other brothers showed me how an uncle could be: a best friend and someone in an extended family who showed love to you as if you were his son. I will miss Uncle and cherish the memories he gave me at our many get togethers. I especially will remember the Brother he was to my Mother. They didn’t get to see each other all that much later on in years but always talked on birthdays and just out of the blue. When they were lucky enough to see each other in person you could see the love and special times shared as siblings in their eyes. I can only hope to have Uncles special charm and patience as I grow older and move into my adult life. Say hi to Grammy, Grampy and Uncle Ralph for me.

Love Nephew Joey.

Donna Lafko
7 years ago

We always loved our family reunions with Uncle Maynie. He always had a smile and made us laugh. He will be truely missed.

The Staff @ Ewell Pest Control
7 years ago

We will miss his jovial personality, always quick with a joke, always making us laugh-What a pleasure it was to speak with him-in a world where everything is rush-rush, he always made us pause and take time to laugh, and for that we are grateful. From all of us at Ewell Pest Control-“see you on Sunday, Mr. Coates!”

Adan and Sunny Rangel
7 years ago

We wish to express our deepest sympathy and may you find comfort in knowing that we care. We will miss Maynard’s smile and his witty humor. Your friends and neighbors.

Adan & Sunny

Betty Shiel
7 years ago

With my deepest symapthy to the Coates family.