Max Lynn Coates

Max Lynn Coates, 71, Springfield, was born Sept. 9, 1947, and died July 29, 2019. He was the son of James Archie and Anna Lee (Brinkley) Coates.

Coates spent a lifetime career with the United States Postal Service in Kansas City, Kansas. He was preceded in the death by his father. He is survived by a son, Ryan of Kansas City, Kan.; his mother, Anna Lee Coates of Lebanon; a sister, Carol Peterson of Marshfield; a niece, Brenda Greer, of Mesquite, Texas; nephews, Sam Smith of Yukon, Okla., and Matthew Smith of Springfield, MO; cousins, Carmelita Kiesbotter and Connie Perryman of Conway, MO and Ronald Brinkley of Waterloo, IA; other relatives and friends.

Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Shadel’s Colonial Chapel Friday, Aug. 2, with burial at Marshfield Cemetery.

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