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Butch Coates

September 16, 1944 - December 16, 2016

Burial Date: December 21, 2016

Funeral Home Hidden Valley Funeral Home of Excelsior Springs

  • Visitation will be Wednesday, December 21, 2016, from 1-2 pm, at Hidden Valley Funeral Home of Excelsior Springs.
  • Celebration of Life at 2:00 pm, Wednesday, December 21, 2016,at Hidden Valley Funeral Home of Excelsior Springs.

L E Butch Coates, 72, of Excelsior Springs, passed away Friday, December 16, 2016, at home in Excelsior Springs.

Visitation will be Wednesday, December 21, 2016, from 1-2 pm followed by a Celebration of Life at 2:00 pm, both at Hidden Valley Funeral Home of Excelsior Springs.

Butch was born September 16, 1944, in Excelsior Springs, MO. He is the son of the late Earl Eugene and the late Helen LaVerne (Elrod) Coates. He married Shirley L Shipley on May 18, 1976, in Excelsior Springs, Missouri.

He was a farmer in the Excelsior Springs area for most of his life. Butch loved being outside. He enjoyed fishing and hunting.

He is survived by his wife: Shirley “Spanky” (Shipley) Coates, two sons: Travis and wife Jen Coates, and Gabe and wife Kim Coates. He also has three grandchildren: Aidan Coates, Naomi Coates and Michael Coates.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to American Cancer Society, PO Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718, Ducks Unlimited, One Waterfowl Way, Memphis, TN 38120, or Excelsior Springs Hospice, 1006 N Jesse James Rd, Excelsior Springs, MO 64024.

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