Dallas Edward Coats, age 83, of Celina, passed away Wednesday, February 3, 2021, at Mercer County Community Hospital in Coldwater.


He was born May 14, 1937, in Mercer County, to the late Howard Franklin & Mildred Leona ( Roberts ) Coats.


Surviving are 2 daughters & a son: Teresa ( Harold ) Betz of Fort Recovery, Stacy ( Lloyd ) Fields of Celina and Dallas Todd ( Sharon ) Coats of Wapakoneta; a sister & brother: Barb Doty of Wapakoneta and Jim ( Bonnie ) Coats of Celina; 15 grandchildren, 30 great  grandchildren; brother-in-law & sisters-in-law: Norma Joan Coats of Sebring, FL, and Vivian Coats, Charles J. "Butch" Zizelman, Juanita Matthews, Betty Sites and Patty Wilson, 

all of Celina; and a number of nieces & nephews.


Dallas was preceded in death by a son & daughter: Garry Leon Coats and Sherri Renee ( John ) Leugers, grandson, Larry Wine Jr., brothers & sisters: Howard Coats, Betty ( Thomas ) Coombs, Irvin ”Whitey” ( Barbara ) Coats, Don ( Dorothy ) Coats, Joyce ( Charles “Red” ) Ward and Vernon Paul Coats; and brothers-in-law & sisters-in-law: Bill Doty, Catherine ( Junior ) Rickard, Margaret Louise ( Paul ) Spindler, Gene Zizelman 

and John Sites. 


Dallas retired from Huffy Bicycles after 40+ years of service.  He was a member of Celina Eagles Aerie #1291, Moose Lodge #1473, American Legion Post #210 and VFW Post #5713.  Dallas enjoyed fishing and shooting.


Calling Hours will be held at W.H. Dick & Sons-Hellwarth Funeral Home in Celina, on Monday, February 8, from 10:00 a.m. to 12 Noon, with the Funeral Service to begin at Noon.  Pastor Jon Exman is officiating.


Burial will follow at Friends Chapel Cemetery, near Rockford.  


Those attending are required to wear masks, practice social distancing as much as 

possible, and follow the COVID-19 guidelines established by Governor DeWine and 

the Ohio Department of Health.


Memorial Contributions may be made to a charity of the Donor's Choice.


Condolences can be expressed to Dallas' family at



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