Steven Eugene Coker Death, Obituary – MSgt. Steven Eugene Coker Sr., a retired member of the United States Air Force who resided in Amesbury, Massachusetts, passed away suddenly. His family is devastated to share the news. On June 4, 2023, Steve, who was 84 years old, passed away in Portsmouth Regional Hospital, where he had been sent for treatment of a brief illness. Born on February 8th, 1939 in Greenville County, South Carolina, Steve Coker was the son of Carlos Coker and Syretta (Pearson) Coker.
His parents, Mr. and Mrs. Carlos Coker, as well as his brother, James Gary Coker, his sister, Tommie Joan (Coker) Elledge, his daughter, Jacqueline Denise (Coker) Harvey, and his grandson Matthew Coker all passed away before him. Steve is survived by his wife of 51 years, Patricia Coker, and his children, Steven Coker Jr., Adrian Coker, Barry Coker, and Ashley (Coker) Brown, as well as his former spouse, Roxie DeLonch, and his grandchildren Zachary Coker, Samantha (Coker) Chamberlain, Destiny Dower, Piper Poulin, Venus (Stephanie) Coker, Melody Coker, and Kayden (Serenity) Poulin, and two great-grandchildren Ryan Papciak and Alison Chamberlain.
Steve was a veteran who had served for 27 years in the United States Air Force, during which time he had two tours of duty in Vietnam. Following his retirement from the United States Air Force, he took a job as the environmental compliance administrator for the defence manufacturing Varian/CPI in Beverly, Massachusetts. He remained there for twenty years.
Additionally, Steve worked in the sporting goods department of the Wal-Mart locations in Seabrook and Epping, New Hampshire, for close to three decades. It was in this capacity that he made a great number of acquaintances among the local campers, hunters, and anglers. Because he had spent his whole life enjoying the great outdoors, this was the ideal venue for him to share his expertise and friendly demeanour.
Steve was well-liked by the people who knew him best because of his qualities as a devoted husband, a loving father, a doting grandfather, and a great friend.