In Memoriam: Henry Coke, III ‘54

The Rev. Henry Cornick Coke, III, Class of 1954, a fourth generation Dallasite, died at home on Wednesday, November 15, 2017. Born September 6, 1928, he was also educated at The Hotchkiss School, Lakeville, Connecticut, Yale College, and The Perkins School of Theology.

Ordained in 1954, Coke served Episcopal churches in Wichita Falls, Texas, Santa Barbara, California, and at St. Michael and All Angels Church Dallas. From 1976 to 1991 he was a licensed marriage and family therapist in private practice.

Coke was married to Anne Craddock Schoellkopf in 1954, who survives him, and together they had four children, Henry Cornick Coke, IV, Anne Coke Long, Sarah Coke King, and John Andrew Coke, twelve grandchildren, and two great grandchildren. A memorial service was held at Saint Michael and All Angels, 8011 Douglas Avenue, Dallas, on Saturday, November 25.

The family would like to add that “he regaled us all with his quick humor, never mean, and his lively wit; there was much laughter in our house. His humor was very funny, playful and infectious. His mind was a treasure. His span of knowledge and his great intelligence he shared in his classes. The marriage of sixty-three years was a boon, a comfort, and a blessing to his wife and their children. We will sorely miss him.”