John Andrew “Lamar” Coats

Mr. John Andrew “Lamar” Coats, age 84, of Cedartown, GA, passed away Thursday, September 28, 2023.

Lamar was born in the Fish Creek Community of Polk County, GA on October 30, 1938, a son of the late Leonard Lee Coats and Inola Alsobrooke Coats.

He graduated from Rockmart High School and enlisted in the United States Navy, serving for four years. After leaving the service, Lamar stayed in California for a period of time where he offered his services as a barber.

He came back to Rockmart in 1978 to open his own barber shop then later was the owner and operator of a local video store. Lamar enjoyed playing pool and singing karaoke and was always up for a trip fishing. He was the last living child of thirteen children.

Lamar is survived by his children, Lori (Phil) Blissitt of Aragon, GA, Teri Horton of Cedartown, GA, Waylyn (Hailey Hill) Coats of Cedartown, and Missy Herr of West Virginia; four grandchildren, Ethan Blair, Andrew Collum, Cory Horton, and Steven Camp; eight great-grandchildren, Aiden Blair, Kirra Blair, Rowan Blair, Keaton Blair, Taylor Camp, Eli Camp, Adelyn Camp and Gabbi Horton. A host of nieces and nephews also survive.

A Gathering of Friends for Lamar will be held on Tuesday evening, October 3, 2023, from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. at Alvis Miller & Son Funeral Home.

Alvis Miller & Son Funeral Home & Crematory has charge of the arrangements for Mr. John Andrew “Lamar” Coats.

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