Jim Coke deserves a fitting memorial here for all he did to improve Fountain


Last updated 11/23/2021 at 2:38pm

Jim Coke, Patricia St. Louis and Phil Thomas enjoy a meal at Coke's Diner. All three had been elected to City Council at the same time.

Larger than life. That is how I will remember my friend Jim Coke. Not because he was a big guy in stature, but because he did so much for our community, much more than most probably realize. And I would say, much more than any one person is capable of! Still he did it all, defying the odds and any notion that it was too much for one person or that it wouldn't be possible. Even when health complications from diabetes made things much harder on him, still he persisted, still he thrived through so much - exhibiting courage, humility and his deep love for our city!!! For these reasons he will f...

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