Bruce Duane Coats, 57, of Chanute, passed away Thursday, November 22, 2012 at his home in Chanute.
Bruce was born in Greeley, Colorado on September 24, 1955, the son of Gerald and Doris (Baker) Coats. He graduated from Cherryvale High School in 1973.
He served his country in the United States Army for 9 years.
Bruce was united in marriage to Catherine Ann Courtenay on February 14, 1978 in Alamogordo, New Mexico. She survives of the home.
Bruce owned and operated Copwerks where he serviced traffic radar systems.
He enjoyed building and flying kites and loved working on computers and was very efficient working on them.
Along with his wife Cathy, he is survived by four daughters, Diana Higginbotham and her husband Phillip of San Antonio, TX, Leahanne Coats of Plano, TX, Marianne Watts and her husband Tyson of Chanute, and April Coats of Dallas, TX; five grandchildren; his mother, Doris Coats of Cherryvale, KS; and two sisters, Cathi Spencer and her husband John of Jay, OK and Karen Holloway of Cherryvale, KS.
He was preceded in death by his father.
Graveside services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 27, 2012 at the Harmony Grove Cemetery in Dennis, Kansas.
Memorials in his name may be made to the Ronald McDonald House and may be left with the funeral home.
Penwell-Gabel Johnson Chapel is in charge of arrangements.