January 11, 1956 - October 20, 2018
Charles Lester Coit, 62, passed away October 20 at his home surrounded by his family. Charles was born January 11, 1956 in DeWitt, Arkansas to Charles Alvin and Sadie Ruth Kirchoff Coit. He was a 1974 graduate of DeWitt High School. He acquired an associate's degree in business in 1984. He worked at Lennox Industry Inc. in Stuttgart, Arkansas for 42 years. He began his career in fabrication and as an assembly laborer. At the age of 21, he was promoted to supervisor then foreman. Charles was an engineering supervisor when forced to retire because of his illness. While working for Lennox, he also took great pride in his Three Rivers Retrievers business. He had a special talent and love for training Labrador Retrievers. Anyone that knew him could see his love for family and was the backbone of his family. After family, his love was for hunting, fishing, and gardening. Charles and Judy Capps Coit were married February 1, 1991, and were happily married for almost 29 years. He was preceded in death by his mother, grandparents William Samuel and Mildred Coit, uncle Billy Joe Coit, brother-in-law Jerry Ragan, sister-in-law Patricia Capps Musticchi, and great nephew Jacob Coleman. He is survived by his wife Judy Capps Coit, father Charles A. Coit (Sue), brother John Bill Coit (Melany), nephew Jesse Coit, nieces Destiny Coit and Charli West, and great nephew Waylon Jax Coit. Other survivors include sister-in-law Brenda Ragan, brother-in-laws Pete Capps (Patti), Billy Capps (Betty), Rick Musticchi, nephews Robbie Ragan (Stephanie), Dustin Capps (Ashley), nieces Ronda Coleman (Craig), Erica Russell (Chastain), Coby Ragan (T.J.), Kaci Capps Farmer (Justin), Kyndal Capps, Katelyn Brown (Jon), six great nephews, five great nephews, and one great great nephew. Funeral services will be 2:00 October 23 at Essex Funeral Home with burial in Thompson Cemetery. Visitation will begin at 1:00 before the funeral. Memorials may be made to the Jacob Coleman Scholarship Fund, c/o Farmers and Merchants Bank.
Charles Lester Coit, 62, passed away October 20 at his home surrounded by his family. Charles was born January 11, 1956 in DeWitt, Arkansas to Charles Alvin and Sadie Ruth Kirchoff Coit. He was a 1974 graduate of DeWitt High School. He acquired... View Obituary & Service Information
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