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Thomas Allen Coates, Jr.

Obituary for Thomas Allen Coates, Jr.

January 4, 1959 - December 8, 2019
Inman, South Carolina | Age 60


Thomas Allen Coates, Jr., 60, of 360 Geddis Road Inman, SC, passed away Sunday, December 8, 2019 at the Regional Hospice Home in Spartanburg, South Carolina.

Born in Spartanburg, South Carolina on January 4, 1959,he was a son of Patricia (Blackwell) Hall, of Cumming, Georgia and the late Thomas Allen Coates, Sr. and was the grandson of the late Barney and Cleo Blackwell and the late Rev. Wayne and Lydia Coates.

In addition to his mother, Patricia he is also survived by his loving companion, Janet Penland; two aunts Elaine Fowler (Donny) of Campobello, South Carolina, Judy Collins (Gary) of Boiling Springs, South Carolina and one uncle, James Coates (Nan) of Inman, South Carolina.

Allen was fortunate to travel and live in Washington, D.C., Chesapeake Bay Area, Virginia, Spartanburg, Atlanta, and Dunwoody, Georgia. During his electrical work time he traveled Greenville, Columbia and Asheville. Allen was educated in Atlanta Schools and Devry Institute. Allen relocated to Inman near his Blackwell grandparents in the 1990's.

Allen was happy to meet his best friend and companion, Janet Penland. Janet's family accepted him into their large family and made him happy to feel like family. He adored all of them.

A Memorial Service to celebrate his life will be held at 2:00 PM on Thursday, December 12, 2019 in the Seawright Funeral Chapel in Inman, South Carolina with Dr. Reggie Parker and Dr. Henry Johnson officiating. The family will receive friends immediately following the service at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Regional Hospice Home, 686 Jeff Davis Drive, Spartanburg, SC 29303.

Seawright Funeral Home & Crematory
Inman, SC

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26 E. Main Street
PO Box 192
Inman, SC 29349
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