Coker, George W
Coker, George W.
a Baptist minister, was born in Macon County, Tennessee, June 11, 1818. He united with the Church in 1837, and soon after was licensed to preach. In March 1841, he moved to Wayne County, south-east Missouri, where he was ordained in April 1843. He next took up his residence in Bollinger County, where he lived about twenty years, and during that time had the pastoral care of several churches, itinerating much in that region, and acting as missionary of the Cape Girardeau Association. He moved to Carlyle, Illinois, in 1864, where he gathered a church, of which he was pastor, and subsequently had charge of one or two other churches. He died May 25, 1874. See Borum, Sketches of Tennessee Ministers, 150-152. (J.C.S.)