In 1981, Jim retired from the Goodyear Company and moved his family to Rockwall, Texas, where Jim started his own business in the tire and rubber industry. Jim was an active member of the Rockwall community serving as a member and officer of the Rockwall Athletics Booster Club and President of the Rockwall County A&M Club.
Upon retirement in 1993. Jim and Beth returned to Bryan/College Station to enjoy all that Texas A&M had to offer. Jim and Beth were active members of the 12th Man Foundation and supported virtually all Aggie athletics – both emotionally and financially. While Jim was passionate about Texas A&M, he most loved his family and friends. He was a loving husband, a caring father, an exceptional grandfather, and a great friend to all.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Verna Landers Coker and Autis Wynne Coker; and his sister Martha Coker Watson and brother-in-law Robert Watson.
Jim is survived by his wife, Beth Coker; his daughter and son-in-law, Kelley and Ray Riddle of Atlanta, Georgia; his daughter and son-in-law, Julie and Kelly Tidwell of Texarkana, Texas; his son and daughter-in-law, Gregg and Sissi Coker of Texarkana, Texas; eight grandchildren, CiCi Riddle, Tripp Riddle, Wynne Tidwell, Hutch Tidwell, Walt Coker, Ellie Coker, Jack Coker and Davis Coker; and nephew, Tony Watson.
In lieu of flowers, please make a gift in Jim’s name to one of these organizations:
Texas A&M Corps of Cadets, 401 George Bush Dr., College Station, TX 77840 http://give.am/supportcorps
The 12th Man Foundation, PO 2800, College Station, TX 77841 https://12thmanfoundation.evenue.net/www/ev_tamu/ss/ev/Donate?siteId=ev_tamu&locale=en_US&linkID=tamu
TIRR Memorial Rehabilitation Facility, 1333 Moursund St. Houston, TX 77030 https://memorialhermann.org/foundation/donate - designate the TIRR Memorial Hermann
Friday, October 14, 2022
Starts at 2:00pm (Central time)
Hillier Funeral Home of College Station