Sherman E. Coats, aka "Billy Dee" was born June 12, 1953 in Egale Lake Tx to A. C. Coats III and Rosie L. Hatton. He was called home by our Lord and Savior on April 20, 2019.
In his early years Sherman went to school at Rice Consolidated and after high school in his later years he begain working as a heavy equipment loader was all over the state of Texas.
Sherman was a faithful member of the Marshall Chapel Missionary Baptist Church where he was under his beloved pastor and friend, Pastor Frank Montgomery. Sherman became a member of the deacon board in 2002 and later became the Assistant Chairman of the Deacon Board. Sherman was very faithful in helping the members of his church and laboring faithful for his pastor when called upon. Sherman was also devoted to his brotherhood of the church, where he and his brother would spend time cleaning the church, mowing, picking up trash, cutting down trees, and being the handyman. Sherman was also active in his sunday school and also mentored Jr. Deacon in the Lord's Supper.
Sherman E. Coats is survived by his loving and devoted wife Linda J. Coats
His siblings, Pat Mathis-sister, Kenny Wayne Coats-brother (Joyce Coats-wife), Kathy Shorter-sister(Nick Shorter-husband), Billy Coats(deceased)
His children, Martha Powell-daughter, Patsy Reed-daughter (Servant Larry Reed-husband), Joyce Barnes(deceased)-daughter, Delover King-son(Tarcey King-wife) & (Betty Bailey-mother) Bridgette Johnson- daughter
His cousin CeCe King, devoted nephew Marcus Walker, Tracy Walker- decoted brother-in-law
His devoted fishing and hunting friends, John Swain(Minister Rachel Swain-wife), James Thompson, Sid Lewis(Nicole Lewis-wife)
Also included are a host of grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.