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Shane Coats

December 12, 1989 — July 24, 2022

Shane Coats

Age 32, of Caddo Mills, Texas and formerly Mecklenburg, NY.

WE ARE...sad to announce that Shane Christopher Coats of Mecklenburg, NY passed away July 24, 2022 at his home in Caddo Mills, TX after a long, tough battle of Ewing’s Sarcoma.

Services will be held on Friday, September 30, 2022. The family will receive friends and relatives at the Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, 212 E. 4th St., Watkins Glen, from 2:30pm-5:30pm. A funeral service will be held at 6:30pm at the Mecklenburg United Methodist Church, 6063 Turnpike Rd, Mecklenburg, followed by a procession and fireman's service at the Mecklenburg Volunteer Fire Department. A reception will follow.

Shane was an avid PENN STATE fan, just like his father, and was a 4th generation firefighter with Mecklenburg Volunteer Fire Company. Shane graduated from Trumansburg High School with the class of 2008 and then continued his education at Colorado State University – Pueblo and Southern Maine Community College. Among the years, Shane’s many journeys brought him from New York, to North Carolina, to Texas, and everywhere in between. When he wasn’t saving lives as a paramedic in Greensboro, NC, he was working outside and inside sales across the country for Dana Safety Supply and most recently, Stalker Radar in Richardson, TX.

Shane loved to travel, was an avid hunter, and enjoyed many drink and bingo nights at Corner Bar with friends in Greensboro. He was dedicated and loved his family, always being just a phone call away for the next adventure with his many cousins, whether it was graduations or bonfires, camping, or joining in the many motorcycle rides and events throughout the years. Shane was truly loved by all, making friends everywhere he went. In more recent years, you could find him at home relaxing in his recliner with a Coors Light in hand, spending time with family, or grilling and trying something new in the smoker.

He is survived by his wife of 4 years, Holly; son Hunter; mother Liz; sister Lauren (Cole); mother-in-law Beverly Keith; sister-in-law Heather Crosby (David); and numerous, loving aunts, uncles and cousins. He is predeceased by his father, Peter Coats, grandparents Warren and Barbara Coats, grandparents Donald and Rita Lawrence, and father-in law James Keith.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in Shane's memory to his son's educational fund.


Local arrangements with Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, Watkins Glen, NY.
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Friday, September 30, 2022

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