Richard J Coit

March 17, 1956April 7, 2018

Normal – Richard Jay Coit, 62, of Normal, passed away Saturday, April 7, 2018 at Advocate BroMenn Medical Center, Normal. Rick was born March 17, 1956, in Bloomington, the son of Ronald and Geneva White Coit. Surviving are his children, Stephanie Bentley of North Baltimore, OH; and Stacie Coit of Mooresville, N.C. and Alex Burcham ,“like a daughter he raised as his own, of Bloomington, IL.”; a brother, Ron (Kaye) Coit of Farmer City; two sisters, Debbie Devine and Lori Rogers, both of Bloomington; and his significant other, Christine Bator of Normal. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ronald and Geneva Coit and a nephew, Ryan Peasley. Rick was a truck driver for many years working for APL Trucking and Williams Trucking. He was known as “Hollywood” or “Tennessee” to all his coworkers. He enjoyed watching NASCAR and was an avid fan of Jimmy Johnson. Per Rick’s wishes, cremation rites have been accorded. A brief graveside service will be held at 12:00 p.m. Friday, April 13, 2018 at East Lawn Funeral Home. A Celebration of Life will take place one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Catering to Cats and Dogs ( or to donor’s choice. Online condolences may be shared with the family at


  • Memorial contributions may be made to Catering to Cats and Dogs ( or to donor’s choice


  • Graveside Service Friday, April 13, 2018

Richard J Coit

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Shelley Washko

April 11, 2018

Rick was always the life of the party. He always brightened a room with his sweet personality. I am grateful to have known him. Rest in Peace Tennessee.

Melinda Thompson

April 11, 2018

Uncle Rick- you were so full of life, love, & Joy. Your free spirited way of living along with a little side of wild and your laugh/smile were so infectious! You are so very missed and loved. Forever and always in our heart's!

Larry Carlin

April 11, 2018

Rick is such a wonderful gentleman,I find it hard to put in to words, so I’ll just say.

R I P Hero,

Kristen Major

April 11, 2018

My thoughts & prayers go out to Rick’s family. Even though I was only around him a handful of times, he was always the life of the party & could make everyone laugh. May he Rest In Paradise!

Dj Atwood

April 10, 2018

Rick was a wonderful person. He lit up the room when he walked in. He was very special that way. I couldn't help but laugh just when I saw him because I knew he was going to make me laugh, somehow, someway and he always did. RIP my friend. Blessings to the Coit family.