Derek Freeman Coker, 49, of Kansas City, Mo., passed away Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2009. Memorial services will be 1 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 9, 2010 at Eastgate Christian Church 4010 River Blvd., Independence, Mo. In lieu of flowers the family suggests contributions to the church.
Derek was preceded in death by his father Charles Coker. Survivors include his mother Irene Coker of the home; a brother Charles David Coker; two sisters Melodie Foreman and Caprice Sharifi, Isfahani; as well as many other relatives, friends and good neighbors.
Arrangements are under the direction of Marts Memorial Services.