Keith Wendell (Poppy) Coker
A mechanic and resident of Shawnee Oklahoma, died unexpectedly on May 10, 2022 at the age of 66. Keith was born in Seminole OK, November 10, 1955 to William and Ellen (nee’ Jones) Coker. He graduated from Northwest Classen High School in Oklahoma City and shortly after he married Vickie Diane Mercer from Shawnee, OK and went on to have 3 sons: William “Bill”, Wendell and David. After Vicki passed away in 2002, Keith met Michelle Pfieffer in 2010, and they were married May 18, 2013. He retired from Shawnee AutoMall in 2019 where he worked for over 30 years. He was an avid hunter, a deacon at Achena Presbyterian Church in Maud, OK and was enjoying the retirement life. Keith loved his family and if he was giving you a hard time you knew he liked you. His hobbies included hunting, his love of horseback riding and had become quite proficient in reloading ammunition. He was a huge OSU fan…GO POKES!!! Despite his sons trying to sway him to become a Sooner (Boomer Sooner).
He was predeceased by his parents William and Ellen Coker; wife Vickie Diane Coker,;sister Cathy Tanyan; brothers Buster Coker and Gary Coker. He is survived by his loving wife Michelle Coker of the home; his sons William “Bill” and wife Karen of Tecumseh; Wendell and wife Danielle of Shawnee; and David and wife Stacie of Oklahoma City. Step-daughters Trista Giggy of California; Shelby Pharris and husband Ken of Oklahoma City; Grandchildren: Hayden and Makayala Coker of Tecumseh; Breanna Coker of Shawnee; the children of David Coker; Lexxie Giggy of California and Carrie, Athena and Landan Pharris of Oklahoma City. Brother Kenneth Coker of Tecumseh; Glen Coker of Mannford; Sisters Mae “Red” Baugh of Oklahoma City;, Sue Tanyan, of Tulsa and Delores Henson of El Reno. And a number of nieces, nephews, cousins and loving friends.
Keith will be missed by all that love him and we will treasure every memory we have.
The family has requested that memorial donations be made in Keith’s name, to Achena Presbyterian Church in Maud. P.O. Box 911, Maud OK, 74854.
Keith will be available for viewing, Thursday, May 12, 2022, from 4:00 P.M. – 6:00 P.M. at Achena Presbyterian Church in Maud. A wake service, will follow, beginning at 7:00 P.M. at the church.
Funeral services will be Friday, May 13, 2022, at 10:00 A.M. at Achena Presbyterian Church in Maud, with Gene Wilson and Rubynell York officiating. Burial will follow at the Achena Cemetery. Services are under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home in Seminole.
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