Born December 4, 1918 in Emory, TX, passed away November 17, 2013. Al was the 14th of 15 children in the Coker family. Al was converted and joined the Baptist church in about 1936 and was a member of Lakeside Baptist Church. Al moved to Dallas in 1938, working for Briggs-Weaver until he entered the Army's 36th Infantry Division in December 1940. He served about 4 1/2 years, 17 months of which were in combat in Italy and France. He was severely wounded in France by German shellfire. After his discharge, Albert started working for the US Postal service in 1950, retiring in 1976. He married Kallie Marie Morris of Mesquite in 1949 and raised 3 children, Michael Wayne, Randy Clinton, and Suzanne Melancon. Albert's wife Kallie preceded him in death in 2012. The family will receive friends, 10:00 am, Wednesday, November 20, 2013 followed by the service at 11:00 am in the Chapel of Sparkman/Crane Funeral Home. Private burial at Restland Memorial Park.