Coake, Homer Ronald

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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 Muncey), 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.