Peterson Funeral Chapel

            James Richard Coker, 84, of Aurora passed away Wednesday, December 2, 2020 at the Aurora Nursing Center.

            He was born to Jesse and Bertha Jones Coker on May 28, 1936 in Nixa, MO.  He was a retired dairy farmer.

            Survivors include one son, James Coker and wife, Shannon of Aurora, MO.; three daughters, Cindy Goss and husband, David of Galena, MO., Debbie Ritchie and husband, Rick of McKinley, MO. and Jamie Hubbert and husband, Andy of Aurora, MO.;  one sister, Eileen Gold and husband, Joe of Aurora, MO.; 11 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.

            He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Shirley; one daughter, Anita Kay Coker; one brother, Howard Coker; and one sister, Earlene Johnson.

            Graveside services will be held Saturday, December 5 at 11:00 a.m. in Orange Cemetery under the care of Peterson Funeral Chapel.

            Visitation will be held Friday from 5-7 p.m. in the funeral home.

            The family would like to thank Seasons Hospice and the Aurora Nursing Center for his care.