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Larry J. Coker

December 28, 1950 — July 10, 2023

Aiken, SC


     LARRY JAMES COKER, 72, beloved husband of Jo-Ellyn D’Andrea Coker, passed away on Monday night, July 10 at his home, surrounded by his loving family.

     A native of Darlington, SC, Larry was a son of the late L. J. and Dolly James Brown Coker.  He grew up in Darlington, SC and graduated from St. John’s High School, where he met the love of his life.  Larry graduated from Clemson University in 1974 and was a member of Phi Delta Theta Fraternity.  He moved to Aiken in1976 from Kinston, NC.  He owned Cable-La, Inc. and ARW Construction.  He was a member of St. John’s United Methodist Church.

     Survivors include his wife of 52 years, Jo-Ellyn; two daughters, Cher Coker Milner (Ash IV), Beaufort, SC, Jennifer Coker Parrott (Chad), Aiken; his son, Joey Coker (Nikki), Aiken; five grandchildren, Grant Parrott, Grayson Parrott, Kaylee Johnson, Peyton Coker, Levi Coker; and his siblings, Ann Humphries (Henry), Darlington, SC, Elaine Moore (the late Wade), Evergreen, SC, Naomi Player (the late Michael), Darlington, SC, Bobby Coker (Phyllis), Aiken, SC, Danny Coker, Darlington, SC, and Yolanda Courie, Columbia, SC; a number of nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews.   In addition to his parents and brothers-in-law, Larry was preceded in death by two nephews, Chuck Lawrence and D. J. Coker.

     The family will receive friends Friday, July 14th at Shellhouse Funeral Home from 4-6pm.

     The funeral service will be held Saturday, July 15th at 1pm at St. John’s United Methodist Church with The Revs. Dr. W. Timothy McClendon and Grayson “Butch” Blackwell officiating. Entombment will follow in Southlawn Cemetery Mausoleum. 

     Pallbearers will be C.C. Kirby, Perry Shelley, Marshall Flowers, Tommy Touchberry, Mike Coleman, Billy Early, David Pigg, and Biff Sowell. 

    In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to the Hollings Cancer Center at MUSC ( or to the Preston Robert Tisch Brain Tumor Center at Duke Cancer Center ( .


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Friday, July 14, 2023

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Shellhouse Funeral Home Inc

924 Hayne Ave SW
Aiken, SC 29801

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Saturday, July 15, 2023

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St. John's United Methodist Church

104 Newberry St NW
Aiken, SC 29801

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Saturday, July 15, 2023

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Southlawn Cemetery Mausoleum

4524 Whiskey Rd
Aiken, SC 29803

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