Clarence Charles “Buddy” Coats Jr., 65, of Jeffersonville, Indiana, died Sunday, April 22, 2012, at his home. He was buried in Walnut Ridge Cemetery.

He was born June 3, 1946, to the late Bud and Dorothy Coats. He was a 1964 graduate of Jeffersonville High School and received his master’s degree in education from Indiana University. He was a retired school teacher, a member of Southeast Christian Church, Jeffersonville Masonic Lodge 340, Scottish Rite, and served on the West Clark School Board.

He is survived by his loving wife, Denise Coats;, a son, Clarence “Buddy” Coats III and wife, Melinda, of Henryville; grandchildren, Bryce and Brandon Romig and Xavier, Zerach, and Zidon Coats, of Henryville; and stepdaughter, Kara Hennis and husband, Jeff, of Jeffersonville.

He was preceded in death by his daughter, Faith Michelle Romig, and parents, Clarence Sr. and Dorothy Coats. Expression of sympathy may be made to Kosair Charities.