William George Coates Sr., 90, of Pocahontas passed away July 10, 2023, at Randolph Home Nursing Home in Pocahontas.

William was born August 20, 1932, In Beth Israel Newark, NJ. to the late William and Carrie Lenore Young Coates.  Bill Coats was a loving father, grandpa, brother, uncle, and friend. He was a member of the Methodist Church and loved God with all of his heart. He worked at Harvard Industries (ESNA) for 45 years in New Jersey and then transferred to Arkansas. Bill also served in the Marines and was a Mason. Bill was very active and enjoyed taking long walks. Going to the lake with family and friends was also one of his favorite things to do. Bill was a wonderful person and was always willing to help others. He loved spending time with the ones that he loved.  He will be missed by all who knew him. 

He was preceded in death by his parents, William and Carrie Coates; and twin brother, Robert James Coates. 

William is survived by his children, Dr. William (Billy) George (Megan) Coates of Pocahontas, and Nancy (Randy Craig) of Pocahontas; grandchildren, Gary Austin (Robin) Glisson of Pocahontas, Trystan Kincade Coates of Pocahontas, Trey Coates of Knoxville, TN., Jackson (Haley) Coates of Paducah KY., Reece Coates of Conway, AR., and Caroline Elizabeth Coates of Bryant, AR.; great grandchildren, Emma Grace, Luke, and baby due in August Glisson, and Sawyer Coates.  

A visitation will be held Friday, July 14, 2023, from 5-7 PM in the Chapel of McNabb Funeral Home