A graveside funeral service for Bennie Coates Jr. “Pappy,” 70, was held at 3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 26, at Groves Memorial Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Hayes. He died Aug. 22, 2018.
A Gloucester native, he was a self-employed waterman.
He was preceded in death by his father, Bennie Coates Sr.; mother, Hilda Coates, and sisters, Patricia Williams and Carolyn Turlington.
He is survived by his son, Anthony Coates, and a grandson.
The service was conducted by the Rev. Bill West.
Hogg Funeral Home, Gloucester Point, was in charge. Visit www.hoggfh.com to share condolences and memories.