Mr. James W. Coats, age 74, of Lilburn, Ga died June 19, 2005. He was preceded in death by his father, John Woodcock and is survived by his wife of 38 years, Jan Coats; daughter and son-in-law, Michele and Ty Weston of Lilburn; son and daughter-n-law, Tommy and Christine Coats of Lawrenceville; mother, Emma Woodcock of Lilburn; 7 grandchildren, several cousins, nieces, nephews and many beloved friends. Mr. Coats was a Air Force Veteran (SGT) and was stationed in Germany from 1950-1954. He was a member of Masonic Lodge #4, Springfield, Il, where he served as Past Master, a member of VFW, the American Legion and the postal Club in Springfield. He was retired from Schlumberger Industries after 42 years of service as a supervisor in the Drafting Department. Memorial services will be held Friday, June 24, at 2pm at Wages Snellville Chapel with Father Paddy serving as celebrant. The family will receive friends Friday one hour before service and receive friends after the service, at the funeral home. Those desiring may make donations to the American Heart or the American Kidney Foundations in memory of James W. Coats. Tom G. Wages Funeral Services, Inc., Snellville Chapel. 770-979-3200.