East Lawn Funeral Home & East Lawn Memorial Park

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Daniel Claude Coakley

November 6, 1936March 17, 2020

Daniel “Dan: Claude Coakley, 83, entered into the loving arms of Jesus during the early morning hours of Tuesday (March 17, 2020) at his home surrounded by his loving family. Dan was born on November 6, 1936 in Greeneville, TN to the late Claude Henderson & Mona Ellen (Kirk) Coakley.

Dan worked for Singer Sewing Machine Company and later retired pursing and owning and operating his own business “Mustang and Thangs”. He enjoyed old cars, making old car tags, and spending time with his family and friends. He was a member of Bible Way Church. Dan never met a stranger, was always kind, and was truly of a man of God. Dan was a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, uncle, and friend; he will be greatly missed.

In addition to his parents, Dan was preceded in death by his daughter, Donna Barton; two sisters, Mary Coakley and Anna Ruth Cansler; and two great-grandsons, Weston Lee Coakley and Jace Thomas Coakley.

Left to cherish his memory are his loving wife of 65 years, Mary Coakley; daughter, Debby Coakley Lilly; son, Chris Coakley & wife Karena; seven grandchildren, Joshua Dan Coakley & wife Holly, Jeremy Christopher Coakley, Jack Bartley Coakley, Cory Grant Lilly & wife Vickie, Casey Danielle Waterfield & husband Tyler, Dylan Mitchell Barton & wife Megan, and Morgan Brianna Barton; eight great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews, and a host of friends.

The family will receive friends on Thursday (March 19, 2020) from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. at East Lawn Funeral Home. Funeral services will follow in the chapel at 7 p.m. with Pastor Rick Vanoy and Bro. John Dockery officiating. Special music will be provided by Dustin Cansler.

Dan will be laid to rest on Friday (March 20, 2020) at 11 a.m. in the Garden of Prayer at East Lawn Memorial Park. His grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

Online condolences may be made to the Coakley family at www.eastlawnkingsport.com. East Lawn Funeral Home and Memorial Park has the honor of serving the Coakley family.


  • Mary Coakley, Loving wife of 65 years
  • Debby Coakley Lilly, Daughter
  • Chris Coaklkey & wife Karena, Son
  • Joshua Dan Coakley & wife Holly, Jeremy Christopher Coakley, Jack Bartley Coakley, Cory Grant Lilly & wife Vickie, Casey Danielle Waterfield & husband Tyler, Dylan Mitchell Barton & wife Megan, and Morgan Bianna Barton, Seven Grandchildren
  • Eight Great-Grandchildren, Family
  • Several nieces, nephews and a host of friends, Family
  • Claude Henderson & Mona Ellen (Kirk) Coakley, Parents (deceased)
  • Donna Barton, Daughter (deceased)
  • Mary Coakley and Anna Ruth Cansler, Two Sisters (deceased)
  • Weston Lee Oakley and Jace Thomas Coakley, Two Great-Grandsons (deceased)


  • Visitation Thursday, March 19, 2020
  • Funeral Service Thursday, March 19, 2020
  • Committal Service Friday, March 20, 2020


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Ralph Owens

March 21, 2020

Dan was a good friend. Loved the fellowship we had together at Bible Way while we were there. We have a promise of being together again.

gerald mitchell

March 20, 2020

I want to offer my condolences ,I sure will miss Dan we shared a lot of good time togather, Gerald

Sharron Baker

March 19, 2020

Prayers for all Dan’s loved ones. I have always had so much respect for this man, a kind and gentle soul. He was a great husband, father and poppa. He will be missed by many, but live forever in our hearts.

Jerri Calton

March 19, 2020

I am praying for the Coakley family and so very sorry for your loss. Mr. Dan had a kind soul. I didn't really know him personally, but I do know Debby, Donna and their children.
Each time I was around Mr. Dan, he always shared a smile and had a calm, kind nature. He always had a sweet sparkle in his eyes.
He will definitely be missed here on earth, but all his worries and pain are over.

Always remember what he taught you. Sending love and prayers for God's grace.

Mark and Crystal Hawn

March 18, 2020

Dan, will always bring love to our hearts because of the love he shared, joy and laughter as we remember how he would get tickled and chuckle at his own jokes or stories (before he could finish telling them), tears to our faces as we visualize the tall man with tender blue eyes (that would often well with tears), long arms, giant hands, and a kind and gentle spirit. The man we call "Poppa".

Carolyn (Lilly) Mouser

March 18, 2020

I was so very sorry to hear about Dan’s passing. I wasn’t around him very often but when I was, he always made me feel welcome. He was a kind, gentle man and I know he will be missed more than words can express. 😢


March 17, 2020

We at Frank Coakley household offer our sympathy to the Coakley family.Always remember we love you very much.