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Drew Coats

Drew S. Coats passed away on January 27, 2021. Drew was born on April 12, 1968 to Wendell R. and Judy A. Coats in Denver Colorado.

Drew grew up in Colorado and Wyoming. He graduated from Jeffery City High School in 1986 and from the University of Phoenix in 2000.  He worked most of his career in the mining industry; in maintenance and purchasing.  He also, serviced on the board of directors of Utah Mining Association.

Drew will be missed but held in the hearts of those whom he touched. He will be remembered for his love and willingness to help others, his outgoing personality, and the way he could light up a room when he walked in. But most of all we will miss the way he could make you laugh and smile with his sense of humor. He enjoyed traveling, hunting, fishing, and the great outdoors. He was always there for his family and friends to pass on words of wisdom or just listen.

He is preceded in death by his parents and survived by his loving wife of 20 years, Cheryl Coats, Step-Son Trevor Howes (St. Louis, MO), Step-Daughter Stephine Howes (St. Louis, MO), her Husband Jordan Keesee and their two daughters Sabrina and Cloe, his brothers Dell Coats (Napa, CA), Ward Coats (Dallas, TX)  and Colter Coats (Tucson, AZ), five nieces and nephews, seven grand nieces and nephews, seven aunts and uncles and numerous cousins.

Due to COVID protocols, there will be a small gathering for family and friends sometime in June 2021. The gathering will be in Glenwood Spring, Colorado and for those who cannot travel they will be able to attend via Zoom.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in memory of Drew to American Heart Association or a charity of your choice.

Arrangements are under the care of MILAM FUNERAL AND CREMATION SERVICES 311 South Main Street Gainesville, FL. (352) 376-5361   www.milamfh.com

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In consideration of COVID-19, as well as the families we are serving, we would like for those of you whose immune systems are compromised please stay home and send the family a condolence card. We may also be forced to postpone services if this continues or worsens. Our profession as funeral directors is not only focused on serving families, but also protecting the families and the community at-large. Thank you and please take care!