Lewisburg – Louis Coe, Jr., 65, of 109 Timberhaven Dr., entered into rest, Friday, June 3, 2016, at his home of natural causes after some years of declining health.
He was born on June 24, 1950, in Philadelphia, a son of the late Louis and Margaret (Henderson) Coe, Sr.
Affectionately known as “Big Lou” by many, he attended Cheyney University and played basketball and football in his younger years. He had a flair for fashion and was quite an aficionado of Jazz music. He was a self-taught saxophone player and a lifelong Eagles and Phillies fan. Louis was known to enjoy a good cigar on occasion and was well known in Lewisburg, many years ago, for walking his beloved mastiff, “Jabbar” through downtown. For years he worked as a baker for Giant Foods, Shamokin Dam. While his children were young, he resided with them in New Berlin.
Surviving are his three children, Miles, Julia and Adam McArdle-Coe, all of New Berlin. The children live with their mother, Eileen “Ina” McArdle, former spouse of ten years; a sister and brother-in-law, Barbara and Garfield Williams of Upper Marlboro, Md; nieces, Dara and Darnielle Williams and many cousins.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a sister, Yolanda Coe.
Louis was very proud of his children and supported them by attending sporting events, often decked out proudly in sharp shoes, a snazzy hat or a fur coat. He loved watching movies with his children and cooking for them. They will remember him for his unique style and for his deep love and pride in them. They knew he always did the best he could.
Family and friends are welcome to a time of visitation from 6 to 8 p.m., Tuesday, at the Roupp Funeral Home, Inc., 8594 Old Turnpike Rd., Mifflinburg.
A private commital service will be held in New Berlin Cemetery with Garfield Williams, officiating.