Archie G. "Sunny" Coker

Born: Sat., Jun. 9, 1928
Died: Tue., Jan. 26, 2016


3:00 PM to 5:00 PM, Sat., Jan. 30, 2016
Location: Pulliam Funeral Home

Celebration of Life

5:00 PM Sat., Jan. 30, 2016
Location: Pulliam Funeral Home

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Archie G. “Sunny” Coker, 87, Oblong, IL passed away Tuesday afternoon January 26, 2016 at his home in Oblong, IL.

Archie was born in Sturgis, KY on June 9, 1928 and was the son of Archie Coker and Mary Ruth (Jackson) Coker. He was married to Eva Sue (Hudson) Coker who preceded him in death on December 23, 2014.

Archie and Sue owned Archie’s Place in Oblong, IL for seven to eight years. He retired from Bunker Hill Supply Company in 1979. Archie helped several area farmers for many years. He was involved in many clubs and organizations both in California and Illinois. Archie enjoyed being outside, especially gardening, yard work and farming.

Archie is survived by a son and daughter-in-law Greg and Theresa Coker, Newton, IL; a daughter and son-in-law Kristina and Jeff Shipman, Oblong, IL; seven grandchildren Kelsey Shipman, Karley Shipman, Kassey Shipman, Gage Coker, Zack Coker, Peighton Coker and Alana Coker; as well as several nieces and nephews.

Preceding Archie in death were his parents; wife; and four sisters Kathy Purky, Dorothy Coker, Gin Fouty and Anna Snead.

A Celebration of Archie’s life will be held at 5:00 P.M. Saturday January 30, 2016 at Pulliam Funeral Home in Oblong, IL with Pastor Tim Pearce officiating. Visitation will be from 3:00 to 5:00 P.M. Saturday.

The family requests that an expression of sympathy may take the form of a contribution to the Archie G. Coker Memorial Fund c/o Pulliam Funeral Home. Envelopes will be at or mailed to Pulliam Funeral Home P.O. Box 121 Oblong, IL 62449

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