Coker, Sherril Franklin – at age 81, Sherril went home to be with the Lord on April 24, 2023, surrounded by his loving family. He was a member of Beaver Dam Baptist Church. Sherril was a veteran of the United States Army, retired from Rhom and Haas, and proudly served as a Chaplain for the Knoxville Police Department. Most importantly, he was a dedicated husband and father.
Preceded in death by his wife, Sharron McPhetridge Coker; son Mark Sherril Coker; parents, James and Phyllis Coker. Survived by sons, Greg (Susan) Coker and Spencer (Jessenia) Coker; grandchildren, Jessica, Andrea, Aaron, Brianna, Olivia, Derek, Landon, McKenzie, and Lexi; great grandchildren, Emery, Knox, Maddox, Brinley, Delilah, Evan, Emma, Brooklyn, and Emily.
The family will receive friends 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., Thursday, at Beaver Dam Baptist Church, 4328 E. Emory Rd., Knoxville, TN 37938, with service to follow. Dr. Alan Price officiating. Friends will meet at 10:45 a.m. Friday at Highland Memorial Cemetery, 4340 Sutherland Ave., for interment service at 11:00 a.m. Mynatt Funeral Home Halls Chapel in charge of arrangements. Special thanks to the staff at Emory Ridge Memory Care and Gentiva Hospice for their personal, loving care and help to our family.