Craig Thomas Coker, age 62, passed away February 6, 2022, at his home.
Craig was born on July 12, 1959 to William and Phyllis (Blase) Coker in Valdosta, GA. He graduated from Lincoln High School in Lincoln, KS with the class of 1977. Craig was engaged to Denise Farlin from Mesa, AZ.
Craig completed his Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Wichita State University, Wichita, KS and completed his Master’s in Business Administration at Keller Graduate School of Management, DeVry University.
He was a Certified Public Accountant (certified by the state of Arizona) and had worked in a variety of accounting positions with organizations such as the Kansas Department of Revenue, Fuller Brush, B. F. Goodrich, Arch Chemicals, Network Infrastructure Corp, Textron Defense Systems, and Banda Group International. At the time of his death, he was the Controller and was part of the ‘start-up team’ for Neotek Energy Inc., an oil and gas management company.
Craig’s passion was baseball; he loved the Atlanta Braves and K.C. Royals. Plus, he had plans to visit all professional baseball stadiums in the United States. People close to him knew that he loved weather (he often acted as an amateur metrologist), a human music encyclopedia, a beach lover, and enjoyed making people laugh. For fun, he played in black jack tournaments, enjoyed craps, and liked to bet on the ‘ponies’. He also enjoyed his trips to Colorado and Kansas to spend time with his family and close friends.
Craig is survived by his fiancé, Denise Farlin, sister Terri (Don) Yohon, and a nephew, William (Bridget) Yohon. He was preceded in death by his parents and step-father, Dean Long.
The cremation will take place on February 23, 2022 and his ashes will be scattered at a later date at places he loved.