|Coker & Sons Funeral Directors|
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|Established||30 July 1915|
|Slogan||Serving the local community for generations.|
|Address|| 53 Turpin Road|
53A Turpin Road (upstairs)
|Owned by||Billy Mitchell|
|Used for||Directing Funerals|
|Occupied by|| Les Coker|
- Coker's and Sons Funeral Parlour was established 30 July 1915 by Les Coker's Great-grandfather Herbert Coker in his front parlour in Spring Lane Walford.
- In 2014 Coker and Sons moved to 53 Turpin Road.
- Billy Mitchell began working for Coker & Sons as of 11 July 2014.
- 30 July 2015 was the company's centenary (100 year anniversary) and to celebrate they threw a party in The Queen Victoria and also offered 20% off for August 2015.
- 22 September 2016, Les talked to "MacIntyres", another Funeral Directors, about buying Coker & Sons.
- 3 October 2016, Les called Mr Bateman of MacIntyres Undertakers Limited and told him the business was no longer for sale. Les made Billy the manager.
List of clients funerals
- Jack Martin (Prior to 1985)
- Lilian Martin (Prior to 1985)
- Pete Beale (1993)
- Ethel Skinner (2000)
- Archie Mitchell (2010)
- Pat Evans (2012 )
- Nick Cotton (2014, fake funeral)
- Lucy Beale (2014)
- Stan Carter (2015)
- Jim Branning (2015)
- Nick Cotton (2015, real funeral)
- Charlie Slater (19 January 2016)
- Peggy Mitchell (4th July 2016)
- Paul Coker (8 September 2016)
- Eddie Kendall (6 December 2016)
- The Cancer Support Society (2012-2013)
- The Sarus Foundation Trust (2010-2011)
- Lipsy's Fruit, Veg' & Flower Shop (1990's-2010)
- Artie (????-)
- Colin (????-)
- Little Nige (????-)
- Big Nige (1988-)
- Harry (????-)
- Dhal (????-)
- Lanky (????-)
- Lenny (????-)
- Paul Coker (2015-2016)
- Billy Mitchell (2014-)
- Jay Mitchell (2016)
17 April 2015 - Linda Carter was having trouble with paying for Stan Carter's funeral. Pam and Billy suggested the Solid Oak, which is the most expensive casket at £3,800. This was the casket that Carol Branning chose for Jim Branning's funeral.The package also included embalming, dressing, the hearse and one limo.
When Linda could not afford it, Pam gave the casket to Linda at cost price, which reduced £1,500 of the final amount.