Albert Edward Coats, longtime resident of Baton Rouge, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, February 18, 2014 at his home at the age of 81. He was born on September 4, 1932 in Chillicothe, TX to the late Albert and Sarah Coats. Edward served in the US Army during the Korean War. He worked in the insurance business for over 40 years. Edward started his career at Hartford Insurance, then owned and operated Surety Insurance Agency, which later became Coats-Prejean Insurance Agency, and retired from Audubon Insurance in 1997. He enjoyed caring for his lawn, and he loved his grandchildren and family dearly. Edward will be missed by his wife, Jeanette Coats; four sons, Scott Coats, Steve Coats and wife Kristen, Brad Coats, and Brett Coats and wife Melody; grandchildren, Kristen, Madison, Luke, and Lauren; great granddaughter, Aubrey; brother, Norman Coats and wife Jane; and numerous nieces and nephews. Visitation will be on Friday, February 21, 2014 at Greenoaks Funeral Home at 9:00 am until the Funeral Service begins at 12:00 pm, officiated by Minister James Eaves. Interment will follow at Greenoaks Memorial Park. Pallbearers are Stephen Coats, Brad Coats, Brett Coats, Jason Jackson, Craig Coats, and Chris Coats. Donations may be made in Edward's name to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital at www.stjude.org.
Online condolences may be placed at www.greenoaksfunerals.com.