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Kip Coates

Kip Coates, 52, of Richmond, passed away at his home.
   Kip was born on November 28, 1961 in Richmond to Bill and Karen Schultz Coates. Kip graduated from Northeastern High School in 1980. Kip studied at Purdue University and was a member of Kappa Sigma Fraternity. He graduated from Purdue in 1984 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering and immediately began a career at Belden in Richmond, where he was a member of the 25-Year Club.
   Kip enjoyed the love and support of his family, being a loving Uncle to Kayla and Molly, and the love and support he received from his Greens Fork Christian Church family. He enjoyed trap shooting, fishing trips to Canada and a good round of golf. He also volunteered at Help The Animals in Richmond.
   Kip will be missed by his mother, Karen Bryan (Duane); father, Bill Coates (Brenda); brother and sister-in-law, Rick and Carolyn Coates; and nieces, Kayla and Molly Coates.
   Funeral services will be held at 1:00 pm on Thursday, August 21, in the Greens Fork Christian Church, 116 East Pearl Street (State Road 38). Interment will follow in Fairfield Cemetery near Greens Fork.
   Family & friends may gather for visitation from 11:00 am–1:00 pm on Thursday, August 21, at the church.
   Memorial contributions may be given to Help The Animals, 2101 West Main Street, Richmond, IN 47374.

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Rick and Family -

I just learned of Kip's passing this weekend through the Kappa Sigma/Richmond network.  It was a devastating shock to all of us who spent those wonderful years at Purdue with Kip and held him in such high regard through these past 30 years.  He was truly a good man and loyal friend who will be greatly missed and fondly remembered by so many people.  My thoughts and prayers are with your whole family.  May God grant him eternal peace and comfort you in your time of loss.   AEKDB  Dave Juday

Dave Juday Aug 25 2014 12:00 AM

My deepest sympathy to Kip's family.  I worked for over 25 years with Kipper and he was not only an exceptional engineer but a great human being with a kind heart.  I will miss my friend.

Sandy Stines Aug 22 2014 12:00 AM

To Kip's family.....I am so sorry to hear of his passing.  May God take you in his arms at this sad time and give you peace of mind knowing Kip is in good hands now.  He was a wonderful young man with a great sense of humor and a great heart.  I also worked with Kip some 25 years at Belden and he had the nicest smile and was a pleasure to work with.

Debby Owens Aug 22 2014 12:00 AM

Dear Bill, Karen and Rick,

I have such wonderful memories of your family and Kip.  My heart hurts for all of you.  I wish you all some peace and comfort in this time of sorrow.  May you find comfort in your memories of the wonderful man Kip was.

Joy Brown Lake Aug 21 2014 12:00 AM

Very sorry to hear about your loss. Thinking of your family~ Mark Sharits and family

Mark Sharits Aug 21 2014 12:00 AM

My sincerest condolences to you and your family for your loss.
I only knew Kip through our talks about our families but I could always tell by your little smile and your eyes that he and all of your children were very precious to you.
Please know that your many friends are thinking of you and your family and that the smile and the twinkle in your eyes will return, after all I'm sure Kip would want it that way.
God bless you and your family

  Mike Maines & Family

Mike Maines Aug 21 2014 12:00 AM

Bill, Karen and Rick,
I was so sorry to hear of Kip's passing. As his Kappa Sig little sis, I always felt like I was watched over like my big brother was really there. He had a big heart and I have so many fond memories!
Deepest sympathy,
Donna (Boyer) Beering

Donna Boyer Beering Aug 21 2014 12:00 AM

Kipper will always have a special place in my heart, he was a great mentor to me in the years we worked together at Belden but even more so a good friend.  I have many fond memories and am very lucky to have known such a special person.  
With sincere sympathy to his family and friends

Rose Lockwood Aug 20 2014 12:00 AM

For all of us who had the pleasure of knowing Kip and working with him...not only at Belden, but in the broadcast industry, we will miss him.  He was a always there to help and his true friends know he made life fun for all who had the pleasure of his company.  RIP

John Valentine Aug 20 2014 12:00 AM

With sympathy, I wish Kip's family condolence and peace. I will remember him as a trusted collegue and true professional. He always had a positive approach to life and inspired his peers with his passion. He welcomed many into the Belden family during his career and I am proud to say I was one of the lucky ones to know him. Godspeed, Kip.

Brian O'Connell Aug 20 2014 12:00 AM

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