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David W. Coker
  • First Baptist Church of North Charleston
    4217 Rivers Avenue
    North Charleston, SC 29405

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“Judge Coker was an excellent magistrate and a good friend. I will miss him. ”
1 of 46 | Posted by: Ashley Pennington - Charleston, SC

“I started my real estate property management company in 1984. As a landlord, I appeared before every magistrate in the tri county area. David Coker...Read More »
2 of 46 | Posted by: Steve David - North Charleston, SC

“David was a true friend of the animals both in court and outside. We at Charleston Animal Society are saddened by his loss. ”
3 of 46 | Posted by: Kay Hyman - North Charleston, SC

“May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief. ”
4 of 46 | Posted by: Judy Richter - N Charleston, SC

“David was such a great friend of mine. I have him for years. He was a great Judge he was always fair. Praying that God give the family healing. ”
5 of 46 | Posted by: Rachel Pye - Charleston, SC

“DAVE WAS TRULY THE BEST FRIEND I EVER HAD WE GUIDED ME FOR OVER 30 YEARS IN SICKNESS AND HEALTH RIP YOU WILL BE MISSED OLD FRIEND. ”
6 of 46 | Posted by: JIM WIEMAN - GREEN SEA, SC

“The Coker Family,I have known David for more thirty years and always knew him to be fair, honest and caring. He heard many hundreds of my cases and I...Read More »
7 of 46 | Posted by: Raymond Wright - Charleston, SC

“Too soon. The judge was a fair and decent. No doubt in a better place now. God has him. ”
8 of 46 | Posted by: Tim Fetner - SC

“To Stacey and Alan,I am so sorry about the loss of your Dad. He was the most genuine and caring person I have ever met. He loved his family, friends,...Read More »
9 of 46 | Posted by: Lynn Lofton - Mcclellanville, SC

“I was so saddened to hear of Judge Coker's passing. He was such a sweet gentle man with a huge heart. I will so miss seeing his smile as he would...Read More »
10 of 46 | Posted by: Karen Burney-Green - Summerville, SC

“The Lord broke the mold after he created Judge David Coker. He was one of a kind I have a lot of good memories of Charleston SC and Judge CokerRIP...Read More »
11 of 46 | Posted by: Charlie Szad - Pensacola, FL

“David Coker Family,I was saddened to just hear of David's passing.I have known David for 40+ years and found him to be dedicated to his family...Read More »
12 of 46 | Posted by: A friend

“Dear Family of Judge Coker. It saddens me to learn of his passing. I had the pleasure of working with him years ago. We (his staff) always enjoyed...Read More »
13 of 46 | Posted by: Tonya (Heavner) Gaspard - LA

“To Stacey and Alan,Marcel and I offer our deepest sympathies. I remember talking with your dad and he shared how very proud he was if both of you,...Read More »
14 of 46 | Posted by: Loret - Charleston

“Our prayers are with all of you. Ivan Wilson. ”
15 of 46 | Posted by: A friend

“Judge Coker's Family,I just learned of Judge Coker's passing. What a kind man! My sincere condolences. I pray that you will be kept in love and...Read More »
16 of 46 | Posted by: Robin Barrett Robinson - SC

“Judge Coker was a very pleasant man that I enjoyed getting to know. May God bless his family with peace and comfort in this time of sorrow. Rest in...Read More »
17 of 46 | Posted by: Carla Hartline, retired deputy sheriff - SC

“It was a pleasure knowing you Judge Coker. You were always very kind to me when i needed your help. AS myself and and like many others, you will...Read More »
18 of 46 | Posted by: David Candelaria - Summerville, SC

“So sorry for your loss. Alan & Stacy you & your family will be in my thoughts & prayers. Known y'all & David since y'all were kids. He was a great...Read More »
19 of 46 | Posted by: Libby Aydlette - Hanahan, SC

“To the Coker Family, I was so saddened to hear of the Judge's passing. I enjoyed the many years working in his office on Leeds Avenue and have so...Read More »
20 of 46 | Posted by: Tammy Solomon-Conner - Hollywood, SC

“I'm saddened by the loss of this wonderful employer, fair judge, and very good man. Judge Coker was a hard working county magistrate. He took time...Read More »
21 of 46 | Posted by: Barbara Jones - North Charleston, SC

“Very sorry to hear of Judge Coker's passing. He was a great judge. He will be missed. ”
22 of 46 | Posted by: Jim Woods - Summerville, SC

“We are so sad for you all losing David. We just lost my brother so share the heartache this time brings. Knew David and Barbara, but moved away for...Read More »
23 of 46 | Posted by: deborah gawin moody - charleston, SC

“Our deepest sympathy for your family. Judge Coker was a wonderful man. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him. ”
24 of 46 | Posted by: Michael & Charlene Frazier - SC

“What a wonderful fair jurist for all the people. He was a man of patience and always ruled with mercy and wisdom. David, you surely will be missed,...Read More »
25 of 46 | Posted by: A friend

“David was a good friend to my family, will be missed. Will always be greatful for him. The Morris family LMA ”
26 of 46 | Posted by: A friend

“Judge Coker I was saddened to hear of your passing. I so enjoyed the times in your court room and our crazy night doing the Millenium bond hearings....Read More »
27 of 46 | Posted by: Teresa Beutler, Retired CCSO - SC

“My thoughts and prayers are with all your family. Judge Coker was a kind a caring jurist and friend who I knew and considered a friend for over forty...Read More »
28 of 46 | Posted by: Dale Cobb - Jamestown, TN

“To David's Family:So sorry to read David's obituary on line this morning. Knew him over 50 yrs he was always a good, kind man and respected by all. I...Read More »
29 of 46 | Posted by: Kathryn Cox - Charleston, SC

“Lost a good man, love him as he was daddy, he will missed. ”
30 of 46 | Posted by: Ricardo Santiago - Charleston, SC

“Our hearts are sadden to hear of Mr. Coker's passing. He will surely be missed here at Jeter & Welch. Stacey & Allen & family, please know that y...Read More »
31 of 46 | Posted by: Thomas Jeter - N CHARLESTON, SC

“Alan and Stacey. I am so sorry for your loss. Your dad was a good man. He will be missed. ”
32 of 46 | Posted by: JR and Ivy Patterson - SC


33 of 46 | Posted by: Delinzy Palmer - Grant - SC

“Judge Coker was a quiet man, that stood out. He will be missed as a neighbor and great Judge. ”
34 of 46 | Posted by: Joyce Gordon - N. Charleston, SC

“Rest in Peace Judge Coker. The best Judge ever . Michael O'Neal ”
35 of 46 | Posted by: A friend

“May our Lord give the family peace and understanding at our time of loss. David set such an example of how to live our lives as a Christian. God bless ”
36 of 46 | Posted by: John Wallace - Vance, SC

“I am so very sorry to hear of the loss of David. What a wonderful man with the kindest heart. Stacey and Alan, may the Lord bless you and yours. You...Read More »
37 of 46 | Posted by: Faye Dubois - Charleston, SC

“So sad to read that David passed away,he was a good judge,and my friend. He will be missed by many.Msy he rest in peace,and be reunited with his...Read More »
38 of 46 | Posted by: Stan Reeves - Goose Creek, SC

“May God bless your family in this time of sorrow. RIP Judge.You will be truly missed by many. ”
39 of 46 | Posted by: Late Lt. Williams Daughters - SC

“In loving memory of Judge David W Coker! Thank you sir for your love of law enforcement and for protecting the many citizens of Charleston County...Read More »
40 of 46 | Posted by: Connie Strickland - Cayce, SC

“Alan and Stacey, Our hearts are broken at the loss of such a great magistrate, life long friend, confidant, and your father! He spoke so lovingly,...Read More »
41 of 46 | Posted by: Connie Strickland - Cayce, SC

“Prayers for peace and comfort in the days ahead for your precious family and friends. We are going to miss you! ”
42 of 46 | Posted by: Pacita Whatley - North Charleston, SC

“Prayers for peace and comfort to your precious family and friends in the days ahead. We will miss you, Dear Friend. God said enough suffering - time...Read More »
43 of 46 | Posted by: Pacita Whatley - North Charleston, SC


44 of 46 | Posted by: Philip Livingston IV - SC

“My condolences, I knew David for many years, he was a wonderful man who always had a smile. RIP, God Bless ”
45 of 46 | Posted by: Charlynne Smith - SC - Friend

“So sorry for the loss of my great friend. ”
46 of 46 | Posted by: Chuck Reid - Elloree


David Wilson Coker, 71, of North Charleston, SC, retired Magistrate for Charleston County and widower of Lisa Brezeale Coker entered into eternal rest Monday, September 4, 2017. His funeral service will be held Friday, September 8, 2017 in First Baptist Church of North Charleston, 4217 Rivers Avenue at 10:00 a.m. Interment will follow at Carolina Memorial Park. The family will receive friends Thursday from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in J. Henry Stuhr Inc., Northwoods Chapel.

David was born May 23, 1946 in Charleston, SC, son of the late Charlie Neadham Coker and Lillian Stone Coker. He attended Baptist College (now Charleston Southern University). He served as a City Councilman for North Charleston, and was a former member of the Charleston County Constituent School Board. David was a longtime and dedicated member of First Baptist Church of North Charleston and was also a member of the Masonic Lodge #2. He is survived by his son, David Alan Coker (Kim) of Hanahan, daughter, Stacey Goretzka (David) of Daniel Island and their mother Barbara Coker of North Charleston; step daughter, Jennifer Renee Young of Summerville; three brothers; Charles Heyward Coker of GA, Ronald Gordon Coker of Mt. Pleasant, and Dale Arnold Coker of Thailand, four grandchildren, Skylar, Jocelyn, Olivia, and Avery; dear friends and caretakers, Gigi Russ of North Charleston and Debbie Reeves of Summerville. David is predeceased by his brothers Malcolm Levern "Vern" Coker and Gerald Rogers Coker.

Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church of North Charleston, 4217 Rivers Ave., North Charleston, SC 29405.