Carmelita Coats

December 14, 1953 - May 31, 2017


Carmelita Coats was born on December 14, 1953 to Santana and Teddy Hernandez. She passed away on May 31, 2017 in Somerville, TN with her family at the age of 63. Carmel attended school in Austwell- Tivola, TX. She moved to Oklahoma in 1971 and worked at the Cherokee Restaurant for Howard and Jo Smith. She married Jimmy Smith on September 23, 1971. She met the love of her life, Carl Coats, in 1980 and they married on February 14, 1981. They made their home in Watonga, OK since that time. She had various jobs, one being the Dairy Kream, where she greeted all with her kindness and contagious smile. She is missed by all.

Survivors Include: her children, Tonia Robinson of Watonga, OK, Michelle Tipton and husband Jason of Somerville, TN, John Coats and wife Jimi of Sayre, OK, Casey Coats and wife Misty of Luling, LA, nieces and nephews, including Gilbert (Tiger)Hernandez of Stafford, OK and Nada Clayborn of Custer City, OK, her grandchildren, Johnathan, Brittany, Makenzie, Candace, Joseph, Jesi, Shelby, Jodie, Misti, Sarah, and Shawn, her great grandchildren, Cody, Camden, Cager, Brantley, Brinley, Allie, and Jason ("JJ"), as well as many other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Santana and Teddy Hernandez, her husband Carl Coats, her grandson, JJ, her brothers, Gilbert, Robert , and Raymond Hernandez, and her sister, Mary.


Viewing: Hinton-Turner Funeral Home, family and friends visitation Sunday from 2 PM-4 PM, June 4, 2017

Regular Visitation: 9 AM- 9 PM on Saturday, June 3, 2017, 1 PM- 9 PM on Sunday, June 4, 2017

Services: Union Baptist Church, 11:00 AM, Monday, June 5, 2017, Watonga, OK

Officiating: Rev. Dwight McGhee

Burial: Stafford Cemetery, Clinton, OK

Services entrusted to Turner Funeral Home, Hinton, Oklahoma. Condolences may be sent to the family at,, or you can find us on (Turner Funeral Homes).