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Coach Fredrick James Gokey

September 26, 1935 ~ December 23, 2018 (age 83)


Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Coach Fredrick James Gokey, age 83 of Nicholson, Georgia who entered into rest Sunday, December 23, 2018.  Coach Gokey was born in Royal Oak, Michigan the son of the late Clarence Wilbur Gokey and the late Clara Etta Codner Gokey, was a Veteran of the U.S. Army, held a Bachelors Degree, was a member of Galilee Christian Church and enjoyed a career as a Tennis Professional, having coached at the University of Findlay College and currently at the Jefferson City Schools.  


Survivors include his wife Lynette Kay Henning Gokey of Nicholson, two daughters Michelle Snyder and her husband David of Ann Arbor, Michigan and Donna Steichert and her husband Wolf Gang of Germany.  Fourteen grandchildren also survive.


Funeral services will be held 3:00 P.M. Friday, December 28, 2018 from the Galilee Christian Church with Minister Nick Vipperman and Pastor Darrell Pruitt officiating with burial to follow in the Church Cemetery.  The family will receive friends 6:00 – 8:00 P.M. Thursday, December 27 at the funeral home, and 2:00 - 3:00 P.M. Friday at the Church.


Flowers are optional, memorials may be made to the Charity of One’s Choice.


Evans Funeral Home, Inc., 1350 Winder Highway, Jefferson, Georgia. 706-367-5467.

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