Ronnie Coake

Born: Wed., Sep. 27, 1944
Died: Wed., Jan. 22, 2020


4:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Sun., Jan. 26, 2020
Location: Max Creek Baptist Church

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Mon., Jan. 27, 2020
Location: Max Creek Baptist Church

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Homer Ronald “Ronnie” Coake, age  75 of Draper, left this world to be with his Heavenly Father on Wednesday January 22, 2020.  He was born on September 27, 1944 in Wythe County, and was the son of the late Nellie Fowler Coake and Homer Lawrence Coake.  Ronnie graduated from Fort Chiswell High School in 1962.  In 1970 he received a degree in Civil Engineering from Virginia Tech.  Upon graduation, he went to work in Charlottesville, VA for (EPA) Environmental Protection Agency.  He later returned to Southwest Virginia to become the engineer for the town of Pulaski, and later became the Town Manager.  After many years with the town, Ronnie worked for Pulaski County as a civil engineer and retired in 2011. Ronnie attended Max Creek Baptist Church.  Ronnie’s greatest gift in life, was the unconditional love he had for his children, grandchildren and great-grandson, also his extended family.  His grandchildren called him “Poppy”.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother; Ricky Lynn Coake, and a granddaughter, Abigail Lynn Coake.  He is survived by his wife; Sally Ann Bond Coake of Draper; a daughter, Tonya C. (Steve) Crigger of Dublin;  a son, Ronald Todd (Cindy) Coake of Kingsport, TN; a sister, Sandra Breeding of Johnson City, TN; grandchildren, Ethan Cole (Morgan) Akers, Caleb Todd (fiancé, Makayla Munsey), Chloe Elizabeth Coake, Addie Grace Crigger, Holden Gage Crigger, and a special great-grandson, Eli Cole Akers;  Special sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law; Myrna Bond, Sandra Burton, Jackie and Lois Bond, Frankie and Wanda Wright, Landis and Cindy Stoots, and Butch and Brenda Childers;  a host of nieces, nephews, aunts, cousins and friends.  Funeral services will be held Monday, January 27, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. at Max Creek Baptist Church with Pastor Mike Coleman officiating.  Interment will follow in Bethany Cemetery in Austinville.  The family will receive friends on Sunday, January 26, 2020 at Max Creek Baptist Church from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.  Flowers will be appreciated, but if you prefer, donations can be made to the Max Creek Baptist Church 3000 Old Route 100 Road Draper, VA 24324 or to the Draper Community Park 60 Third Street, N.W. Pulaski, Virginia 24301 in care of Carol Smith. 

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Thomas Holsinger
   Posted Thu January 23, 2020
So sorry to hear about Ron’s passing
I have know him for about 14 years he was always smiling and friendly
I often asked him questions and he would take time to explain the answer in a way that was easy to understand
He will be greatly missed by all
Lowe’s Pulaski Va

Sonya Gilliam
   Posted Thu January 23, 2020

Lifting Light was sent by David, Sonya, Josh and Jessica Gilliam.

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Love, David, Sonya, Josh and Jessica Gilliam

Darrell and Sandy Surratt
   Posted Fri January 24, 2020
Sally and family. We are so very sorry to hear about Ronnie. May God be with you all. May you find comfort and peace in His strength. I pray that all the great memories overtake the heartache that you are feeling. Resting in the arms of Jesus is an assurance for all who serve Him. It is a reality for Ronnie now. May God bless you all.

Jettie and Barbara Montgomery
   Posted Sun January 26, 2020
I am so sorry for your loss. He will be missed my many. He was someone I was proud to call friend.I know he will be greatly missed by family , they were so important to him and the love of his life.

   Posted Sun January 26, 2020


Sherri R Quesenberry
   Posted Sun January 26, 2020
Dearest Tonya & Steve, Addie & Holden,

It is with great sorrow I learned of your Dad's passing. May the memories you treasure comfort and lift you during this time. Our loved one never leaves us. We carry them with us, strengthening every step, with every beat of our heart, that echo is their love reassuring us.

With love and prayers,
Cousin Sherri & Aunt Darlene

Sherri R Quesenberry
   Posted Sun January 26, 2020
To Sally Coake, and Family
Tonya Crigger, Steve, kids

Sincere sympathy in the loss of your dear husband, Dad, & "Poppy".

No words can begin to express how deeply
I can speak to the loss you must be experiencing.
Love, thoughts, and prayers, are with you...
Certainly many offer you assistance and assurance,
Please add my name to your list for, if nothing else, a listening ear.

Truly and most heartfelt,
Cousin Sherri

Rose "Hilton" Hill
   Posted Sat February 01, 2020
I have no words to comfort you. I have no words to express how very sorry I am. God's speed Mr Coake. My thoughts and prayers are with you Sally and family.

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