Justin Max Coates, a Tushka, OK resident passed away February 4, 2021 at Durant, OK at the age of 39 years, 1 month and 2 days. He was born January 2, 1982 to Earnest and Nancy Evelyn (Merritt) Coates at Denison, TX. Justin graduated from Tushka High School and worked as a concrete finisher. He enjoyed hunting, camping and loved to coon hunt during his childhood.
Survivors include a daughter, Brooklyn Faith Coates of Lehigh, OK; his parents, Earnest and Nancy Evelyn (Merritt) Coates of Atoka; sister, Robin Banks of Atoka; brother, Jody Coates of Seattle, WA; uncles and aunts, Leslie and Pat Coates of Wichita Falls, TX, Doyal and Lucille Broughton, Alice and Jessie Hunt, all of Atoka, David Merritt of Tushka; grandmother, Irene Merritt of Coalgate; mother of his daughter, Mary Horn of Lehigh; along with a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
He was preceded in death by his grandfathers, Robert Merritt and Earnest Coates; grandmother, Donnie Coates; uncles, Vernon Coates, Steve Coates, Hollis Coates, Larry Coates and Jim Merritt; and aunt Mary Sue Coates.
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