Roy O. Coker, Jr.

Roy O. Coker, Jr.

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Roy Odell Coker, Jr., 90, passed away July 13, 2022.

A native of Taylors, son of the late Roy O. Coker, Sr. and Grace Jones Coker, he was a 1954 graduate of Clemson University where he was a star baseball player and inducted into the Hall of Fame. He was a U.S. Army Veteran, a retired supervisor for REWU, and a member of First Presbyterian Church, Greer.

Surviving are his wife of 67 years, Billie Lacey Coker of the home; three sons, Roy O. Coker III (Renee) of Greer, Robert “Bob” S. Coker (Shirley) of Ft. Inn, and William “Russell” Coker (Jeni) of Greenville; two brothers, Ronald B. Coker and Donald R. Coker both of Taylors; six grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren.

Mr. Coker was predeceased by two brothers, Charles H. Coker and William “Bill” L. Coker, and a sister, Mary C. Odell.

A memorial service will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, July 16, 2022, at First Presbyterian Church, Greer, conducted by Rev. Will Shelburne.

Visitation will be held after the service in the fellowship hall.

Memorials may be made to First Presbyterian Church, 100 School St., Greer, SC 29651.

Online condolences may be made at

The Greer Citizen

317 Trade Street Greer, SC 29651

Phone: 1-864-877-2076

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