COLEMAN Graveside services for Edgar Coates Sr., 66, of Coleman, will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 17, at the Coleman City Cemetery Pavilion, with Bro. Don Harmes officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Stevens Funeral Home.

He died Monday, May 12, 2014, at Coleman County Medical Center.

He was born April 17, 1948, in San Angelo, to Rodney Nebraska Coates and Jessie Naomi Dillard Coates. He was a racehorse jockey for many years and had moved to Coleman several years ago.

Survivors include three sons, Jimmy Ray Coates of Farmington, N. M., Michael Lynn Coates of Coleman, Edgar Allen Coates Jr. of San Angelo; two sisters, Patricia Chandler of Carlsbad and Debbie Loflin of Carlsbad; two brothers, Franklin King of Dallas and Jesse King of Abilene; eight grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and the mother of his children, Dorothy Brazel of San Angelo.

He was preceded in death by his two sisters, Lydia Coates and Sue Miller.