Howard N Coats, 91, husband of Norma Joan Coats, went to join his Lord and Savior on Friday, November 20, 2020 at the Lake Placid nursing home.
Born January 1, 1929 in Celina OH, he was the son of late Howard F Coats and Mildred L (Roberts) Coats.
Howard served in the U.S. Army (1st Cavalry) during the Korean War. He then worked as a plumber and pipefitter until retirement. In his spare time, he was an active member of United Methodist Church, a Lifetime Member of the Masons, a respected Boy Scout Leader, a Member of the Lima Pipefitter and Plumbers Union 776 and he was a Lima VFW Cootie.
In addition to his parents Howard is preceded in death by his daughter Cathy Schreima, his son Mike Coats, his sisters Joyce Ward, Betty Coombs and his brothers Irvin Coats, Paul Coats and Don Coats.
Howard is survived by his wife of 68 yrs, Joan Coats of Celina OH, his daughter, Tammy (Terry) Ault of Sebring, FL, his son Doug of Callaway, Virgina, daughter-in-law Sheryl Coats of Ohio City, Oh along with 9 Grandchildren, 14 Great Grandchildren and 2 Great-Great Grandchildren, sister Barb Doty of Wapakoneta, Oh, brothers Dallas and Jimmy Coats of Celina, Oh.
Howard’s memorial service will be at 1:00PM on March 19, 2021 at the Sarasota National Cemetery, 9810 State Road 72, Sarasota, FL 34241.
Howard’s favorite sayings were: "Life is short eat dessert first." and "Laughter is the key to a happy life."