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James "Andy" Coots, 66, of Big Spring, died Thursday, May 22, 2014, in a local hospital. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 27, 2014, at the Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel with the Rev. Billy Guy officiating. Interment will follow at Trinity Memorial Park.
He was born June 4, 1947, in Big Spring, Texas and married Ellen Faye Rutherford Jan. 10, 1969 in Big Spring, Texas.
He was a lifelong resident of Big Spring. He served in the United States Navy and the United States Marine Corps. Andy worked as a roustabout in the oil field for more than 20 years and had owned and operated A&E Cleaners for seven years. He enjoyed fishing and spending time with his grandsons.
Survivors include his wife, Ellen Coots of Big Spring; one daughter, Becki Holt and husband, Mike of Stanton; one son, James Shannon Coots and fiance, Tina Harrell of Big Spring; and two grandsons.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Bud and Oma Coots; and his mother-in-law, Edna Hughes.
The family suggests memorials to a veteran's organization of choice.
Arrangements are under the direction of Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Big Spring. Online condolences may be made at: www.npwelch.com