Coats Funeral Home, was founded by Robert H. Coats in 1925 on Park side Avenue in Detroit, Michigan. It has been a trusted community resource and one of the oldest in the area. Today, the fourth generation of Coats and their staff offer warm, compassionate and personalized funeral services in Waterford and Clarkston.
A Detroit house on Parkside Avenue near Fenkell represented the first Coats Funeral Home. In 1933 , Robert’s son Leonard joined the family business. In 1950, Leonard moved north to a small, rural community in Waterford/Drayton Plains where many Detroiters vacationed on nearby Lakes. Leonard's son Robert M. (Bob) joined the family profession in 1958.
The Coats Funeral Home building has been enlarged three times over the years. The second floor was the residence for 2 generations of Coats until Robert H.'s death in 1971, his wife Lena in 1990, along with son Leonard in 1980 and his wife Mabel in 2004. Following Mabel's death the funeral home was remodeled for its' third time.
Coats Equals Strong Values
When Leonard’s son Bob married wife Lois, they strongly believed in taking care of family, friends and neighbors. As the third generation of Coats, Bob instilled these philosophies within his children and staff. Upon retiring in 2000, Bob passed the baton to daughter Heather M. Coats, who received her mortuary license in 1989 and continues, along with her sister Heidi, mother Lois, and father Bob, to provide the quality service that families have come to expect from Coats Funeral Home.
Thus, the Coats values come through within the people and processes at Coats Funeral Home. Staff members are carefully selected to possess the values of family, caring for others, and community. Processes are designed to serve you and your family in honoring your loved one.