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Thomas Dickerson Coates

August 15, 1940 — September 20, 2021

Thomas Dickerson Coates

Thomas Dickerson Coates of Crewe, VA passed away September 20, 2021.  He was born in Halifax County, VA on August 15, 1940 and was 81 years of age. He was the son of the late Cabell Thomas Coates and the late Thelma Hudson Coates. He was married to Sharon Blevins “Sherry” Coates who survives.


He was a member of First Baptist Church in South Boston, VA, and the Boy Scouts of American where he was an Eagle Scout and Scoutmaster.  


Thomas Dickerson Coates is survived by:

His Wife of 21 years

Sharon B. “Sherry” Coates

Three Children

Susanne Coates

Mary Coates

Anne Coates


Rodney, Melissa and Jessica

Four Grandchildren

Maryanne, Mindy, Sasha and Tristan

Five Step-Grandchildren

Jordin, Phil, Hallie, Chloe and Riley

Two Step-Great Grandchildren

Jeanne and Ava

Host of extended family and friends


***Preceded in death by***

His First Wife

Ida Frances Tuck Coates


A graveside service will be held Friday, September 24, 2021 at 2:00 P.M. at Oak Ridge Cemetery with the Rev. Dr. Ben Powers officiating


Online condolences may be directed to


Arrangements are by: Powell Funeral Home, 1603 Wilborn Ave., South Boston, VA 24592.

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Friday, September 24, 2021

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