History & Staff

We have years of experience caring for families, from all walks of life. Each family comes to us because they know we are leaders in our profession, dedicated to excellence in service, and have the highest integrity.

Our History

In 1959 John and Delores Coker purchased the Funeral Home in Sanger Texas and proudly almost 50 years later we are still a local family owned and operated funeral home in Jacksboro as well as Sanger and Decatur, Texas.  Mike and Jill Coker had a vision to raise their family in a rural community full of pride and tradition and be an active part of that community.  After much researching and planning the Coker Family purchased the Maddox-Hawkins Funeral Home in Jacksboro in 1990. The funeral home already had deep roots into Jack County as it was owned and operated by a native of Jack County.

We are proud of our funeral directors and staff, each of who are dedicated to maintaining the highest standards of excellence in funeral service as well as being active members of the community.  We take pride in our ability to meet the needs of every family. We genuinely care about our friends and neighbors. 


Our Valued Staff

Michael and Jill Coker

Michael and Jill Coker

Michael G. Coker grew up in Sanger Texas and graduated from high school there. He attended Tarleton University and graduated from the Dallas Institute of Mortuary Science in 1981. A member of the local Masonic Lodge, Lions Club and Chamber of Commerce, Mike stays active in his church and his community and enjoys hunting and fishing.

Jill grew up in Krum, Texas and attended high school there. She attended University of North Texas and graduated from North Central Texas College with a degree in Nursing and attained a Registered Nurse license. When she moved to Jacksboro she retired from nursing to stay at home with their children. She now works at Coker Funeral Home concentrating on our personalization services. She has always had a love for art and photography. She also enjoys spending time with her family and volunteering her time for her church and her community.

Mike and Jill have two children Grey Coker and his wife Jessica and Katie Thompson and her husband Tyson who all live in Jacksboro. And their pride and joy is their 4 grandchildren, Georgia June, Stone Michael, Robert Grey, and Gage Mark.


B. J. Nunley

B. J. Nunley


Mary Ann Wigington

Mary Ann Wigington

Mary Ann Wigington has been with Coker Funeral Home since June of 2002 working as Office Manager/Bookkeeper. Mary was born and raised in Jacksboro. She is the daughter of Onita Farris Wigington and the late Joe Melvin Wigington. She graduated from Jacksboro High School in 1970; attended Southwestern Assemblies of God University in Waxahachie, Texas; and then traveled with an evangelistic team, Early Church on Wheels doing door to door witnessing.

After living in Wichita Falls for 12 years she returned to Jacksboro in 1985. She is a Certified Volunteer Chaplain and served three years as Volunteer over the choir at the John R. Lindsey State Jail; she is an Ordained minister through Eagles' Nest Ministries in Wichita Falls; and is founder and minister of Prayer and Praise Ministry in Jacksboro whose mission state is "Lifting up the name of Jesus and interceding for the needs of others."

Mary's hobbies include playing the piano, singing, reading, sewing and counted cross-stitch.


Grey Coker

Grey Coker

Grey Coker grew up in Jacksboro and graduated high school in 2003. He attended Texas Tech University where he met his wife Jessica. After getting married and living in Decatur and Sanger they decided to raise their children here.

Grey enjoys hunting, the Texas Rangers, and Dallas Cowboys. His two sons Grey Robert and Gage Mark keep him busy! He is a member of First Baptist Church in Jacksboro.


Idell Hutto Hawkins

Idell Hutto Hawkins

Idell Hutto Hawkins was born on October 11, 1921 in Bridgeport, Texas. Her parents were Chester (Jack) and Virginia Hutto. She graduated from Bridgeport High School in 1939 and married Jack Hawkins on February 26, 1939. They had four children; Jackie (deceased 1966), Jill, Dub and Danny. She has seven grandchildren and thirteen great-grandchildren. Jack passed away soon after their 60 th wedding anniversary in 1999. Idell has worked in the funeral business for many years, sixty with the Hawkins Funeral Home and seven with Coker Funeral Home. She also operated Jack and Jill Flowers with her husband for almost 40 years. She enjoys reading, golf and oil painting. She feels blessed with a great family, co-workers and friends.


Paul Jackson

Paul Jackson