JAMES EDWARD "JIM" COKER - 75 - Retired College Professor
WINTER HAVEN - Mr. James Edward "Jim" Coker, age 75 a resident of Winter Haven passed away Thursday, March 4, 2010 at the Winter Haven Hospital due to a long series of illnesses.
Mr. Coker was born November 24, 1934 in Clearwater, FL to Carmon P. and Louise Braddock Coker. Jim was the youngest of 3 children and his parents were pioneer's who settled in Florida before the War Between the States.
Jim graduated from DeSoto High School and Florida State University where he earned advanced degrees. He was a retired College Professor and was dedicated to teaching.
Jim was a United States Army Veteran serving during the Korean Conflict.
He was preceded in death by his parents and sister - Barbara Roberts.
Jim is survived by; Son Robert Toshiharu Laura Coker of Kailua, Hawaii; 2 Daughters Louise Hozue Coker Brent Sakotani of San Ramon, CA, Iris Leigh Coker of Columbus, OH; Brother Carmon Paul Odell Coker of Punta Gorda, FL; 6 Grandchildren Sean, Travis, Alissa, Linsy, Mia and Kelsey.
A graveside service will be Saturday, March 6, 2010 at the Auburndale Cemetery Bennett St. & Hwy 92 .
Arrangements By Kersey Funeral Home, 108 East Lake Stella Dr., Auburndale.
Lakeland Ledger, March 6, 2010