David R. Coles, 72, of Belleville, IL, born Wednesday, March 17, 1948 in Alton, IL, passed away Monday, October 5, 2020 at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in Saint Louis, MO.
David retired as a IT Specialist at Health Pack in Savanna, GA. He was a United States Army Veteran serving in the Vietnam War.
He was preceded in death by his:
- parents, George R. and Helen V., nee Woodcock, Coles
Surviving are his:
- wife, Marge A., nee Zdrodowski, Coles of Belleville, IL
- Brian Coles of St. Louis, MO
- Melissa Rotherman of St. Louis, MO
- Michelle (Mike) Ward of St. Jacob, IL
- Gregory Piasecki of Fairview Heights, IL
- Larry (Barb) Coles of Brighton, IL
- Tom (Liz) Coles of North Ft Myers, FL
- sisters, Kathy (Gary) Hagen of Dorsey, IL
- Carol (Gary) Sproull of Pearland, TX
- 8 grandchildren
Memorials: Flowers are the perfect memorial. Send a flower to someone special, because Dave would want you to.
Funeral: Funeral procession will leave Kurrus Funeral Home at 8:45am on Monday, October 12, 2020 for a 9:30am graveside service at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery with Rev. Bruce Moeller officiating followed by Military Honors.
To Tom and family, I send my condolences on the passing of Dave. I remember the days of playing fast pitch softball and Dave catching me, he was a scrapper. I am so sorry to hear this.
My prayers for David and his entire family. We grew up blocks apart and as first cousins we spent so much time together. He was such a good man. I also knew him as a top sorts official. He was so well respected by coaches and athletes.
Our deepest sympathy to the family of Dave. Steve and Dave went to school together and played baseball. May he Rest In Peace.
Dave and I as well as his Brothers and Sisters all grew up together. Dave and I played sports together. He was kind and a good friend. My deepest sympathy to his family, I now he will be missed.
Condolences to Dave’s wife Marge and his entire family. Prayers
to all of you and may Dave be remembered as a kind man and friend
to all who knew him.
I was very sad to learn of Dave’s passing. Dave was president of our Southwestern Athletic Officials Association for several years and was a longtime member. I was privileged to be on his football crew for many years and he taught me a lot about officiating. He was a great guy and I still have some great memories of him both on and off the field.
Sending love to the family.
Cathy (Waters) Coffman
My deepest sympathies to Dave’s family. I had the pleasure of working along side Dave at Healthpac, where he was well respected due to his wealth of knowledge and friendly personality. He will be missed, and his memory will always bring a smile to my face.
I was so sorry to hear of Dave’s passing. I hadn’t seen him in 50 years and then he and his wife attended our Marquette class reunion. It was so nice to see him again. The last time I saw him, he was a teenager. I remember him as being such an all around nice guy and cute to boot! You and your family will be in my prayers. My deepest sympathies.