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Charles R. “Bucket“ Coe died Thursday, May 17, at home in his sleep. He
born in Ardmore, OK, October 26, 1923 to Ross Wallace and Nellie Knaur
He graduated from Ardmore High School and the University of Oklahoma
where he was a member of the Beta Theta Pi. He served as a pilot during
He was an accomplished amateur golfer nationally and internationally. He was
a member of Westminster Presbyterian Church where he had been a Trustee.
Charlie is survived by his wife, Elizabeth, of 53 years; his sons, Charles Robert
Coe, Jr. and his wife Nancy; Ross Merrick Coe and his wife Martha, and Ward
Ikard Coe and his wife Marcy; eight grandchildren; Rob, Elizabeth, Luke, Ryan,
Clay, Merrick, Clint, and Asher Coe.
Also surviving are his brother Mr. Ross W. Coe and his sister Mrs. Rhys
Evans, both of Ardmore.
A memorial service for Charlie will be a 3:30 p.m. Sat., May 19 at Westminster
Presbyterian Church, 44th and Shartel.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Oklahoma
Medical Research Foundation, 825 N.E. 13th Street, OKC, OK 73104, the
Charles R. Coe Memorial Fund at the University of Oklahoma Foundation, 100
Timberdale Road, Norman, OK 73109, or the charity of your choice.
Amarillo Globe-News (TX)
May 19, 2001
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Charlie Coe, a lifelong amateur golfer who
played in the Masters 19 times and tied for second in 1961, died Wednesday
night in his sleep. He was 77.
Although Coe said he never considered turning professional, he scored three
top-10 finishes at the Masters as an amateur. In 1961, he tied for second with
Arnold Palmer and nearly forced a playoff with eventual champion Gary
He won the U.S. Amateur in 1949 and 1958, and was runner-up to Jack
Nicklaus in 1959. Coe was a seven-time member of the Walker Cup team,
twice serving as captain.
Coe, an Augusta National Golf Club member, holds almost every Masters
record, including top-10 finishes (three).
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