Edgar Eugene "Sonny" Coots
November 27, 1938  -  October 12, 2018

Edgar Eugene "Sonny" Coots

Potts Chapel of Independence
122 South Penn Ave.
Independence, KS  67301
Sunday, November 25, 2018
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
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Funeral Service
Tyro Christian Church
301 S. Market St.
Tyro, KS  67364
Monday, November 26, 2018
2:00 PM
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Sunnyside Cemetery
Caney, KS  67333

JOY Group
301 S. Market
Tyro, KS  67364

Lifelong Caney resident, Edgar “Sonny” Eugene Coots, 79, went to be with his Lord and Savior on October 12, 2018. Visitation will be held on Sunday, November 25, 2018 at Potts Chapel in Independence, Kansas from 1:00pm to 3:00pm. Funeral services will be held at Tyro Christian Church on Monday, November 26th at 2:00pm with burial following immediately after at Sunnyside Cemetery in Caney, Kansas.

Edgar “Sonny” Eugene Coots was born in Fredonia, Kansas on November 27, 1938 to Ralph and Opal (Smith) Coots. Sonny, as he was known to many, grew up and attended the Caney school system. Sonny married Linda Allison on June 1, 1961 in Caney, Kansas. Through the years, Sonny and Linda welcomed 4 children. Sonny developed a strong work ethic as a young man that carried over into his adult life. He was known to work 2 jobs and work 7 days a week. Sonny worked at Bob Montgomery’s, Hoke’s Filling Station, City of Caney, and 30 years before retiring at TRW. In addition to working multiple jobs, Sonny was a 25-year member of the Caney Volunteer Fire Department. Even with his busy work schedule, Sonny always made time for his family and church. He loved spending his time hunting, visiting his son’s cabin, attending Tyro Christian Church, and attending JOY Group. Most of all he loved and cherish the time he spent with his family and boys. Sonny will be remembered as a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and friend.

He is preceded in death by his daughter, Laricia Marie Coots, parents, Ralph Coots and Opal Roberds, and brothers, Gary Coots, and James Roberds.

Those left to cherish Sonny’s memory, wife, Linda Coots of Caney, KS, sons, Edgar and wife Judy of Copan, OK, Mark and wife Jan of Independence, KS, Alan and wife April Coots of Caney, KS, sisters, Carolyn Hawthorne of Caney, KS, Stella Rosewicz of Caney, KS, 5 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, the family has asked that a memorial contribution be made in Sonny’s name to the JOY Group at Tyro Christian Church. Online condolences may be left to the family at www.pottsfuneralhome.com.


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  1. Heidi Williams
    , NC

    Sonny's passing is such a loss to your family. Praying that you find comfort in his memories and strength with each other. Love to all.

  2. Diana Perry
    Branson, MO

    So sorry for your loss.

  3. Derek Roberds
    Caney, KS

  4. Cassandra Miller
    Houston, MO

    I always enjoyed going to visit my Uncle Sonny and Aunt Linda. He always had a smile on his face, he was a blessing to be around You will be missed by so many, but we will see you again. Prayers for all my family. Love you all.

  5. Keith and Dede Metcalf
    Independence, KS

    You have been in our thoughts and prayers since the accident. I am so sorry for your loss. My heart hurts for your loss.

  6. Sherry Tice
    Mountain View, MO

    It hurts to lose one who loved everyone deeply and he is missed. But it won't be long till we see him again and spend eternity together. I'm praying for comfort of heart and peace of mind, for all, but I think God has already been doing some amazing work in spite of this tragedy. Love you all!

  7. Patti Scimeca-Absher
    Caney, KS

    I knew Edgar when I worked at Bob Montgomery's as an after school job when I was in high school. He was always really nice & helpful to me. I thought a lot of him! He seemed to be a very special man to me. Quiet & gentle, soft spoken. I'll always remember him in his blue Montgomery Standard jacket.
    Prayers for peace & comfort are sent to his family

  8. Bob Walker
    Tulsa, OK

    I,m sorry to here about Sonny.My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. He was always such a nice guy and I looked forward to seeing him every Memorial. He will be missed

  9. Jodie Hooker
    Catoosa, OK

    My thoughts and prayers are with all the family may God be with you

  10. AC Russell
    Coffeyville, KS

    Mark, Jan, and Tyler, I am so sorry for your loss. My family's thoughts and prayers for God's comfort and guidance are with you.

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