Bailey Zechar Funeral Home

653 Hickey Ave, Versailles, OH


Ronald E Coates

December 30, 1939April 2, 2020

Ronald E. Coates age 80, of Troy passed away at 1:05 AM on Thursday, April 2, 2020, at Greenville Health & Rehab. Ron was born December 30, 1939 in North Star to the late Donald & Rhea (Carnahan) Coates. In addition to his parents, Ron was also preceded in death by a brother, Jack Coates. Ron is survived by his wife of 56 years, Joann L. (Billenstein) Coates whom he married September 2, 1963; children, Michael E. Coates of Piqua, Sandra K. & Darin Bushnell of Clyde Park, Montana and David A. & Julie Coates of Huntersville, North Carolina; grandchildren, Jessica Coates, Melissa Coates and Cameron Coates; great-grandchild, Ariana Coates; siblings, Beverly & Jim Marker of Bradford, Kenneth & Ona Coates of Greenville and Jane Smith of Troy; and numerous nieces and nephews. Ron worked in the automotive repair industry. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic the family will have a private service at their convenience. Memorial contributions may be made to Miami County Hospice in Ron’s memory. Arrangements are entrusted to Bailey Zechar Funeral Home in Versailles.


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Sandy Myers

April 8, 2020

Galen and I are saddened to hear about Ron passing away. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. It was so great seeing Mike after so many years, and he told us about your anniversary celebrating a few years back, Nanette and I stopped by to see you both. We have lots of fond memories of our old neighbor hood and all though's block parties . God Bless to all of you. Sandy and Galen Myers

Jennifer Bucciarelli

April 5, 2020

I know how much you loved your grandfather and how important he was in your life. Prayers to you and your family for peace and comfort during this difficult time.
Jennifer and Bayla

Kenneth Wombold

April 2, 2020

I am so sorry, Jo. I have thought about the two of you over the years. May GOD have mercy for you and your family and give Ron peace.


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