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Louie E. Coates, 92, of Greenwood, passed away September 11, 2018. He was born to Lawrence and Angie (Pennington) Coates on August 13, 1926 in Smith Grove, Kentucky.
Louie was a veteran of the United States Army. Louie was the owner and operator of C & L Body Shop for 27 years. He enjoyed working on cars. One of his favorite cars was a Model A. He loved listening to bluegrass and old-time country music. Louie loved watching western movies. He enjoyed being outdoors. Louie would cut and split wood for his home. He enjoyed telling life stories about his family and about growing up. Louie loved to go to family and friend gatherings.
Louie is survived by his 10 children; one grandchild, and two great-grandchildren.
Louie was preceded in death by his wife, Frances M. Coates; his second wife, Wanda L. Coates, and his parents.
Visitation will be September 15th from 4p.m.-7p.m. with services following at Jessen Funeral Home, 729 N. U.S. Hwy 31, Whiteland. Burial: Monday at 1 p.m. at Forest Lawn Memory Gardens. www.jessenfuneralhome.com