OBITUARY

Michael Christopher Coatney

July 21, 1959November 20, 2021
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Michael Christopher Coatney, age 62 passed away on Saturday, November 20, 2021. Michael was born July 21, 1959 in Miami, Florida.

A visitation for Michael will be held Saturday, December 4, 2021 from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Palm Northwest Mortuary, 6701 North Jones Blvd, Las Vegas, Nevada 89131.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.palmnorthwest.com for the Coatney family.

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  • Visitation

    Saturday, December 4, 2021

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Michael Christopher Coatney

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Christy Hitchings

November 25, 2021

When I was very little I was scared to death of false teeth (now called dentures), well when Mike came for my vow renewal, it hadn’t been long since he got his and when I hugged him, he stuck his teeth out at me . Oh goodness it was really funny. I love you and miss you big brother

Debbie Deborah

November 25, 2021

Mike was a great brother husband father and son. I remember when we were in high school I am 2 yrs younger than he was. Mike ran track in high school and one day I told him I could beat him in a race around the block. So our dad was going to be the judge and dad told me if I won he would give me 20 dollars so I said ok. We were running and Mike was a little bit ahead of me and we were almost home. So I stopped and pretended like I pulled a muscle and I yelled for Mike to come back to where I was so the caring brother he was he started running back to me well when he got to me I stood up and we started to walk home and then I just took off running. I beat him home and my dad called me the winner Mike was really mad at that time but I didn't care because even though I cheated I still got my 20 bucks. That was a memory we laughed about through the years. Mike you were a great brother to me and our siblings. You were a great son to our parents a great husband to your wife Peggy and a great father to your girls Amanda and Jessica. You will forever be in our hearts we love you so much and will miss you everyday. I love you big brother❤❤❤

Scott Jackson

November 24, 2021

I had the pleasure to not only work with Mike but also was a customer of his years ago. I’m grateful for the friendship, knowledge and experience he shared with me.
Mike loved what he did and he did it well. His knowledge was well known not only by his colleagues, but also his competitors. Everyone had a revered respect for “The King”.
I’m saddened by his passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Jeremy Thomas

November 23, 2021

We will sorely miss Mike. He was always there to take your call, talk about pretty much anything, weigh in with his take on something... simply help you in any way he could... that's the type of man we have now lost.

I had the pleasure of working with Mike very closely for nearly 9 years as we opened and developed a brand new location in Las Vegas together. He was instrumental in so many aspects of the success that business has experienced since it opened in November 2003, not so much by his knowledge (which was second to none), but more so by his ability to develop lasting relationships, whether that was with customers, suppliers or more internally with our team.

I'll remember many of the talks we've had over the years, and look back on them, and him, with a grin on my face. One regret... even though he would've annihilated me, I would've liked to play darts with him. Someday Mike... someday. We miss you!

To Peggy, Jessica and Amanda - he was a great guy, we will miss him more than we realize. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family in this difficult time.

Ryan Rodriguez

November 23, 2021

Today is a sad day as I learned about the passing of “KING” Coatney. He was a wealth of knowledge in the Insulation Industry and a great mentor. I would often call him for advise on mutual customer’s, product knowledge, proper application, technical data, etc. I was amazed that he always had the answers at his fingertips. He was a no nonsense, straight to the point ( whether you liked it or not) kind of guy. You will be missed.
RIP

Matt Heelis

November 23, 2021

Mike Coatney was one of the the first contacts I had in the insulation industry. I was immediately blown away with his product knowledge and how much he knew about every aspect of the industry. He was very direct and honest and immediately won my respect and I leaned on him a lot as I learned and tried to gain some of the similar attributes that came so naturally to him. I did not know Mike personally as well as I would have liked to, but the time we spent together was always very memorable and I appreciated him very much. I was so saddened to learn of his passing and I truly wish his family and friends and all who knew him and who are hurting now peace and comfort during this difficult time. You were and are a great man Mike and will be missed by so many.

John Trace

November 23, 2021

Mike was a great mentor and great industry leader and one our original heavy hitters that lived like the king! Gonna miss his experiences and conversations that he was so eager to pass onto others for the benefit of all. Mike loved camping,Cigars, music, The Rams (wish we could of talked after my niners whooped them) he frequented the Cannery and enjoyed sharing his comp steak dinners with his friends and family, he loved his girls and his wife dearly he always always spoke about them when we were traveling and working together. He never let me forget he was a track star in high school as well as a fire fighter during his young military service.

Perry Tichenor

November 23, 2021

I met Mike 20+ years ago and even had the pleasure of meeting his family. You will be missed my friend - travel safe & respect

John Garland

November 23, 2021

I had the pleasure of working with Mike for the last 25 years (maybe more) and we spent many hours driving around together, learning from each other, making deals, swapping stories and having a few laughs. Our time together was always interesting and entertaining, and it didn't matter if we were having a drink and a cigar or putting in long hours at work.
Mike taught me so much about the industry and customer relationships, and how important all of that is. His knowledge and follow-up, not to mention his "customer price pages", were incredible and he was always willing to share. It seemed he knew everyone in the industry and his sales territory encompassed Southern California, Southern Nevada, New Mexico and parts of Arizona and Utah. We had a nickname for Mike, "King Coatney" or "The King", and I would tell people that "the sun never sets on the Kings Empire".
Away from work we had a great time as well, be it on trips to Texas, Florida, Virginia or Mexico. On my visits to Vegas sometimes Mike and I would gamble, another of his skills, and he was the one who taught me how to play, and even sometimes WIN, at video poker. We would sit there for hours and talk about our kids or music and he seemed to know all the funky older bands and their background.
I'm very sorry to hear of Mike's passing, but he wont be forgotten. I know the last year was tough on him, but whenever we spoke, he still sounded very much like "The King".