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Harold Duran "Randy" Coats

Harold Duran "Randy" Coats
  • May 21, 1950 - May 28, 2020
  • North Charleston, South Carolina

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“SO SORRY TO HEAR OF RANDY'S DEATH. HE WAS A VERY GOOD FRIEND DURING HIGH SCHOOL AT KERSHAW. WATCHED MY VERY FIRST COLOR TV PROGRAM-BONANZA-AT HIS...Read More »
1 of 8 | Posted by: MELVIN WEST - CAYCE, SC

“Randy and I dated while in high school. He was so sweet and kind. We loved the same music and he was such a good dancer. I am so sorry for your loss....Read More »
2 of 8 | Posted by: Linda Taylor - Mount Pleasant, SC

“Please accept our deepest sympathies for the passing of Mr. Coats. We wish you and your family courage and peace during this time of mourning. ”
3 of 8 | Posted by: BDSC RSO Team

“CINDY & family, please know that our hearts are very heavy for you at this most difficult time. All of our love always.MARCIE & SAMMIE ”
4 of 8 | Posted by: SAMMIE/MARCIE DOUAN - SC - Friend

“Thinking of all of you during this time of grief. May all the memories of Randy bring you love and peace within. He will always be in your hearts ”
5 of 8 | Posted by: Mary Lou Kelley - Lexington, SC

“I first met Randy when he bacame a customer of mine at East Montague Alterations then later when he accompanied Cindy as she attended the Exchange...Read More »
6 of 8 | Posted by: Elaine Jackson - North Charleston, SC

“Sending my prayers and condolences to the Coats family. May you find strength and peace in knowing that God has it all under control. ”
7 of 8 | Posted by: Deborah Jacobs - West Columbia, SC

“We have lost a good friend and fraternity brother in Randy. May his family find peace in the memory of a life well lived. ”
8 of 8 | Posted by: Dan Parler - Columbia, SC


Harold Duran "Randy" Coats, 70, of North Charleston, SC, entered into eternal rest on Thursday, May 28, 2020 after fighting a courageous battle with cancer. Friends and family are invited to celebrate his life on Thursday, June 11 from 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. in J. Henry Stuhr Mount Pleasant Chapel at 1494 Mathis Ferry Rd.

Born May 21, 1950, in Kershaw, South Carolina, Randy was the eldest son of the late Edward H. Coats and Jewel Long Coats.

He graduated from the University of South Carolina in 1972 and forever to thee remained an avid Gamecock.

After graduating, Randy pursued and enjoyed a long, passionate career as a restaurant entrepreneur moving his family to Mount Pleasant where he raised his two children Corbett and Duran. Randy later met and then married his best friend Cindy and they settled in the Park Circle neighborhood of North Charleston. He was an active member in the community, loved supporting neighborhood causes and discussing politics. Later in his career as his interests shifted, he became the owner of a landscaping business to nurture his love of plants and the outdoors.

Randy valued his family as his greatest accomplishment and source of pride. He was a loving and supportive husband and the most gentle and adoring father. He relished being a father-in-law and expanding his family. He enjoyed spending time with his four grandchildren whom he attempted to spoil with love, affection and gifts at every possible opportunity.

Randy is survived by his wife, Cindy Bohn Coats of North Charleston, SC; son, Harold Duran Coats II (Kristel) of Charleston, SC, daughter, Corbett Coats Tripler (Kevin) of Charleston, SC; four grandchildren, Henry Penn Tripler, Harley Cordoba Coats, Marshall Faye Tripler, Conroy Cordoba Coats; two brothers, Barry Coats (Ami) of Lexington, SC and Benny Coats of Kershaw, SC; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Memorial contributions may be made to Special Olympics South Carolina, 109 Oak Park Drive, Irmo, SC 29063 or by visiting www.so-sc.org.