Published 10:07 am Wednesday, November 16, 2022

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David Shane Coker, a native of Rome, GA and a resident of Slidell, La, passed away on Nov. 11, 2022, at the age of 45.

He is survived by his loving wife, Bethany Gottsponer Coker; sons, Robert, Richard and Randall; brother, Vern (Nikki) Cockerham; mother-in-law, Betsy Gottsponer of Yuma, Ariz.; brothers-in-law, Lance Russell and Travis Russell; nephews, Vern (PeeWee) Cockerham, Jr. and Zachary Cockerham; nieces, Amanda Hass, Kirstie Cockerham and Alexis Cockerham; and several grand nephews and nieces.

Shane is preceded in death by his father, David Marion Coker; his brother, Andy Coker; and his father-in-law, Anthony “Tony” Gottsponer.

Shane was a loving husband, father and uncle.  He was a master of his craft in his field of work.

A visitation will be held on Thursday, Nov. 17, 2022 from 3:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home, 216 Alabama Ave., Bogalusa, LA 70427.  A memorial service will be held on Friday, Nov. 18, 2022 from 11:00 a.m. until 1 p.m. at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1121 North Columbia St., Bogalusa, LA 70427. 

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