Roland D.


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Roland D. Coats

Jul 09 1921 - Jan 14 2004

Roland D. Coats, age 82, of McKinney, Texas passed away January 14, 2004, in McKinney. He was born July 9, 1921, in Burkburnette, Texas to Roland Duford and Lura (Helm) Coats. He served in the U.S. Army and was a veteran of World War II. On May 12, 1946, he married Joy Smith in Greenville, Texas. Mr. Coats was a member of the High Pointe Church of Christ in McKinney. He was also a member of Hide-A-Way Lake Golf Association in Lindale, Texas. He is survived by his wife, Joy Coats of McKinney; daughters, Alison Lea Ratkovic and husband, Jack of St. Augustine, Florida and Susan Myrlin of Carrollton, Texas; grandchildren, Leslie Erin Davis and husband, Michael of McKinney, Nicole Lea Ratkovic of St. Augustine, Andrea Ratkovic of Norman, Oklahoma, Michelle Ratkovic of St. Augustine, and Phillip Ratkovic and wife, Gretchen of Frisco, Texas; great-grandchildren, Riley Davis of McKinney, Brandon Ratkovic of St. Augustine and Sophia Ratkovic of Frisco; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother and one sister. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, January 17, 2004, in the Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Chapel. Interment will follow at Ridgeview Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 6:00-8:00 p.m., Friday at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home.
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