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James Leland Coats

December 2, 1966 — February 3, 2023

James Leland (aka: Jim, Jimmy, Bulldog, Big Jim or Bubba) Coats, 56, passed from this life into The Arms of Jesus on Friday, February 3, 2023. Jim was born December 2, 1966, in Fort Worth, Texas to James (Jim) Milton Coats and Linda Carole (Palmer) Coats. Jim worked as an Inventory Control Specialist for Boise Cascade and was a former Correctional Officer (Major) for Cornell Corrections. He was a member of Eleventh Avenue Church, in Mineral Wells, Texas. Jim enjoyed traveling and participated in many memorable family trips and outings; he loved being in the great outdoors, fishing, camping and hiking.

Jim was preceded in death by his daughter, Fantazia Ann Marie (Annie) Coats and baby sister, Susan Rae Coats.

Jim is survived by his parents, James (Jim) Milton Coats and Linda Carole Coats; Godmother, Vera Mae (Shiflet) Stilwell; best friend, Cathy Tincher, all of Mineral Wells, Texas; and numerous cousins, other relatives and friends. His deep, heartfelt laugh and contagious smile, and teddy bear hug will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him.

The Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, February 25, 2023, at 11:00 a.m., at Eleventh Avenue Church, 206 SW 11th Avenue, Mineral Wells, Texas, 76067, officiated by Pastor Charles Mays.

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