John made his grand entrance into the world on December 12, 1969. John was born in Columbus, Georgia. When he was very young he moved to Tacoma, Washington then to Shelton, Washington. When he graduated from High School he then moved back to Georgia. The remainder of his life was spent in Tacoma, Washington.
John was a Puyallup Tribal member and also recognized by the Skokomish Tribe. John graduated from Shelton High School. He had a few odd jobs before landing a position at the Emerald Queen Casino as a Security officer. John was employed for 17+ years until he found out he was sick.
John loved his family, his friends, his co-workers and his dogs. John was a kind man and he made friends wherever he went. He enjoyed giving and helped people in any way they needed. He loved watching sports his favorites being Boxing, Wrestling and Football. He was a loyal Broncos and Patriots fan. He enjoyed when he was younger in Skok playing basketball with his friends. When he could he loved playing video games. He loved rock music and his favorite band was AC/DC. It is said his favorite meal was Bean Soup and Cornbread. When he went out with friends he enjoyed Jack Daniels. He also was an avid lover of Old School Cars that were fast.
Our family wishes to thank the following people:
Tacoma General staff, Dr. Barnett, Anlot Wright, Lois and all of the staff from Puyallup Tribal Health and Elders Center. Additional thanks goes to the Skokomish Tribe for allowing us to make all of our trips to visit our son. A special thanks goes to Sylvia Miller, Roleen Hargrove, Joanne McClendon, Janice Gutierrez, Roger Bean, Frank & Angel Bean, Harriet, Tudi Bean for all of your support.
To all of the folks who kept John and our family in your continuous prayers. Thanks to our Heavenly Father for allowing more time with John.
John began his journey home to the Lord on September 6, 2015. John is proceeded in death by his Maternal Grandmother Baptista M. Young (Bean) and Grandfather Thomas Z. Bean. His Father John W. Coe and his Paternal Grandparents Lawsey and Versie Coe.
John leaves several family members behind. His Mother Gracie A. Allen and his Step-Father Robert G. Allen Sr. His Uncles and Aunties Thomas J. Bean (Glenda), Janice & Manuel Gutierrez, Joanne Bean, Patricia McCallum, Roger Bean, Micheal C. Bean, Francois P. Bean Sr & Angel. Mavis & Larry Shores (Alabama), Earl & Phyllis Coe (N. Carolina). Great Uncle Jimmy and Aunt Dolly. Great Aunt Dorie. His siblings Robert G. Allen Jr (Pug), Angel Bean, Lena Allen, Mona Allen, Jean Smith-Jackson, James T. Coe, Xavier Brown and Georgianna A. Bean. John also has numerous nieces, nephews and cousins in Washington, Georgia, Alabama and N. Carolina.