Roy Arthur Coker

Memorial service for Roy Arthur Coker, 63, Lawrence will be held Sunday, August 23, 2015 at Warren-McElwain Mortuary in Lawrence at 3:00 in the afternoon. A private family inurnment will follow at the DeSoto Cemetery at a later date. He died August 7, 2015 at his home in Lawrence surrounded by his wife, Dodie, and family.

He was born on September 6, 1952 in Lawrence, the son of the late James Leon Coker and Myrtle (Gay) Coker.

He married Dodie Morales-Ornelas on June 24, 1995 in Lawrence, KS. She still lives in their home. He is survived by his wife Dodie and three step children: Carlos R. Morales II (Janet) of Lenexa, KS, Adrianne Jackson (Wayne) of Lawrence, and Carmen Morales-Britto of Lawrence; four grandchildren: Morrigan and Logan Morales, January Jackson, and Avery Britto. He had numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

His three loves in life were: his Harley, his wife, and his grandchildren. Roy, also, loved working in the yard. He was an outdoors person. His private domain was his garage. Anyone who knew him, knew that he was always out there, day or night. He enjoyed talking to friends, having friends and family stop over. Roy never met a stranger. He loved life and lived it to the fullest! He will be sorely missed by everyone.

Memorial contributions may be made in his name to his wife, to help the family pay for medical expenses, and may be sent in care of Warren-McElwain Mortuary.

6 Condolences

  1. Rachel (Rake) Springer on August 14, 2015 at 8:29 am

    Dodie I am truly sorry for your loss. Roy was a great man and loved by many. I hope in some small way it brings you peace that he is not up there alone riding free. He is with a long time friend and they are finally riding together again. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the family. Love from us to you guys!!

  2. Ryan & Freda McPhail on August 14, 2015 at 3:59 pm

    I am sorry to hear about Roy, I first met Roy while working at K-Mart distribution center and was an absolute joy to be around. One of the funniest guys I have ever met and always in a good mood. He will truly be missed, I still ran into him from time to time and he always brought a smile to my face. What a great guy!!!! Once again, Freda and myself are extremely sorry to hear about the loss of Roy. God Bless!!!!

  3. Aaron and Dawn Johnson on August 14, 2015 at 4:47 pm

    Roy will always be remembered!I have known him all my life and every time I seen him he always had a smile!We will miss him!

  4. Donnell § Nena Caro on August 14, 2015 at 9:10 pm

    Praying for strength for you all during this difficult time. You all are in our prayers. God Bless.

  5. Rob Still on August 15, 2015 at 4:00 pm

    Roy and I met while working at KU, we remained friends every since. Roy had a great personality and fun spirit, he always had a smile. Thoughts and prayers to Roy and his family.

  6. Skip Griffy on February 18, 2023 at 4:28 pm

    I met Roy in 1973 at Kansas State in Manhattan. We lived in the dorm. He became a good friend and I also got to know his brother Steve over many many long nights exploring life. Both good kids and Im sure grew to be good men. Roy had a 900 cc sportster at that time. Pretty ratty but it did run. I have clear recollections of pushing him on the hog across the parking lot at Marlat hall trying to start that beast. My 1st trip to Lawrence for a KU KSU football game was with Roy and his roommate from Hays. We rode in his roomys old Mercedes. What a trip….peace to you and all his family and friends till we meet up again.

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