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William Coakley

May 9, 1958 — June 3, 2016

William "Bill" Coakley, 58, of Colona, died Friday, June 3, 2016, at UnityPoint Health-Trinity Rock Island after a brief battle with cancer. His wife and children were by his side. At his request, his body will be cremated and there will be no funeral service. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. Schroder Mortuary, Colona, assisted the family with arrangements. He was born May 9, 1958, in Moline, to Virgil and Dixie Coakley and lived in Colona most of his life. He had worked for K&M Equipment, East Moline, for 14 years. Bill will be remembered as a hard worker who always had a project. Even during his illness, he made big plans. He loved spending time with family and his dog, Yogi. He was a purple martin "landlord" and raised koi in his backyard pond. He was also known as a skilled auto mechanic, taking care of his family, friends and most anyone in need, with the ability to diagnose a problem merely from a description of the sound heard. Bill is survived by his wife, Tami; daughters, Jennifer (Chad) Dennison, Moline, Kayla (Adam) Harris, Colona; sons, Lance (Danita) Coakley, East Moline, and Curtis Coakley, Colona; as well as seven grandchildren, Alexis, Mya, Logan, Laina, Owen, Alexander and Jacqui, and baby Harris is due Christmas Day of this year. Also surviving are siblings, Michael (Marsha) Coakley, Dusty (Pat) Coakley, Kevin (Jandi) Coakley, all of Colona, Mark (Tabatha) Coakley, Davenport, and Terry (Robert) Cones, Orion. He had many special nieces and nephews whom he loved dearly. He was preceded in death by his parents; a niece, Miranda Coakley; and sister in law, Rhonda Coakley. The family would like to thank Dr. Michael Porubcin and Dr. Antonio Vigliotb and the wonderful staff at Trinity Cancer Center in Moline, and everyone who cared for him and worked together to make him comfortable. And a huge thank you to his Trinity Home Care nurse, Victoria, who became more like family and went above and beyond while taking care of Bill. Memorial gifts may be made to the family.
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