James Coke Obituary (1934-2021) – Greensboro, NC

Cola, James Ival

March 15, 1934 – July 27, 2021

James Ival Coke, 87, of Greensboro, died peacefully at his home on Tuesday, July 27, 2021. His two daughters Shirley Hanson and Shelia Coke and his grandson Mitch Hanson were at his side.

On Saturday, July 31, 2021, at 3 p.m., a memorial service will be held at the Hanes-Lineberry N. Elm Chapel, which will be chaired by Pastor Jeff Scronce. A funeral service with military honors will be held at Guilford Memorial Park on Monday, August 2, 2021 at 2 p.m.

Friends and family will be welcomed on Friday, July 30th, 2021 from 6 to 9 p.m. in the Hanes Lineberry N. Elm Chapel.

Jim was born on March 15, 1934 in Mt. Airy, the son of Jesse and Maggie McMillan Coke.

Jim was retired from Dow Corning Corporation after many years of service. In his spare time he was best known as an avid nature lover. He was one of the original founders and a member of the Weekenders Club on Buggs Island / Kerr Lake, where his wife and children spent time boating, fishing, skiing, and vacationing. His other passions were hunting and fishing with good friends at Camp Bryan in Havelock, NC. He was a member of the Bassmasters and participated in many tournaments.

Jim and his wife, Janet, traveled the world together for many years. Although her adventures took her to many places around the globe, his favorite was still the Grand Canyon. Jim always had a good joke to tell and will be remembered as a man of honor and respect. He will be very missed by everyone who knew him.

Those he remembered include his daughters Shirley Hanson of Greensboro and Shelia Coke of Hollywood Beach, FL, and grandson Mitch Hanson; his younger sister Linda Carolyn Eagle from Greensboro and his brother Jesse and wife Ann Coke from Welcome; the entire Coke family with nephews, nieces and their children. He was preceded by his 57-year-old wife, Janet Harris Coke, his sisters Pauline White and Opal Smith, and his brother Melvin Coke in death.

The family gratefully requests that a memorial be erected on behalf of James Coke for the American Heart Association.

Online condolences at www.haneslineberryfhnorthelm.com.

Published by Greensboro News & Record on July 29, 2021.

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