top banner

Obituary Listings

James A. Coates

July 18, 1939 July 30, 2010
James A. Coates
There are condolences waiting approval on James's Tribute wall

Plant a tree in memory of James

An environmentally friendly option
Obituary for James A. Coates

Washington-James A. Coates, 71, of 708 Whippoorwill Dr., Washington, passed away at 9:28 a.m. on Friday, July 30, 2010, at Washington Christian Village. Born on July 18, 1939, in Peoria, to Frank G. and Viola B. Busche Coates. He had been married to Doris Dixon. Surviving are one son, Frank Coates of Washington, IL; nieces and nephews, Lauren (Michael) Olson of Peoria, Nanette (Robert) Sypowicz of Diamond Bar, CA, Scott Schifeling of Peoria, Michael (Pam) Schifeling of Greenwood, IN, Todd (Sandy) Schifeling of Morton and Christopher (Amy) Schifeling of Peoria; many great nieces and nephews and great great nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by one sister, Norma. He was an Electronic Draftsman at CILCO for 47 years, retiring in 2003. He earned an Associate Degree in Engineering through CILCO. James was a graduate of Woodruff High School. He was a member of Mid-Illinois Corvette Club and an avid bowler in CILCO Leagues. A Funeral Service will be held at 1 p.m. on Monday, August 2, 2010 at Wright & Salmon Mortuary with Rev. Dustin Schultz officiating. Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. on Sunday at the mortuary. Entombment will be in Parkview Mausoleum. Memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society. Tributes and condolences may be submitted to


Create new album
Subscribe To Obituaries


We appreciate your support
In accordance with the wishes of the family, this
message has been declined.