Snake Salvation’s Pastor Jamie Coots obituary, memorial page and funeral details

Pastor Jamie Coots with his granddaughter Sydney Grace

As we reported yesterday, Snake Salvation star Pastor Jamie Coots died Saturday night after being bitten by a rattlesnake during a church service and later refusing medical treatment from paramedics at his Middlesboro, Kentucky home. Pastor Coots’ obituary, as well as details about his funeral, are included below, but first I wanted to share a Facebook post made by friends and family revealing that this 42-year-old father of two did not have insurance with information on where you can send donations to help out his family.

Brother Jamie did not have any insurance. Donations for his burial and his family can be mailed to: Linda Coots P.O. Box 2362 Middlesboro, Ky 40965 or Creech Funeral Home – Linda Coots 112 S 21st St, Middlesboro, KY 40965 (606) 248-4700. If you can not make a donation, Please, keep Bro. Jamie’s family, friends and church in your prayers. Please, do not send cash. We are looking into a gofundme account also. Please, share this with your family and friends.

Jamie’s son “Little Cody” Coots posted this message on his father’s Facebook profile earlier today:

Pastor Jamie Coots' son Little Cody Coots responds to his father's passing on Facebook

You can share your grief over Jamie’s passing and keep up to date on the status of fund-raising efforts by liking the “In Memory of Bro. Jamie Coots and support for his family” Facebook page.

Here are the funeral details and obituary for Pastor Jamie Coots:

Gregory James “Pastor Jamie” Coots
1971 – 2014

Visitation: 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. Tuesday, February 18 – Creech Funeral Home

Funeral: 8:00 p.m. Tuesday, February 18 – Creech Funeral Home

Interment: Will private at the request of the Family

Born: November 17, 1971

Died: February 15, 2014

Gregory James “Pastor Jamie” Coots, 42, of Middlesboro, went to his rest on Saturday, February 15, at his home.

He was born November 17, 1971 in Middlesboro, KY, the son of the late Linda Turner Coots and Gregory Coots who survives.

He had become a school bus driver for the Middlesboro Independent Schools and he very much enjoyed interacting with the children on his bus.

In addition to his mother, he was preceded in death by a Sister: Katrina Coots and a Brother: Timothy Coots.

He is survived by the following members of his family:

Wife: Linda Smith Coots of Middlesboro, KY

Father: Gregory Coots of Middlesboro, KY

2 Children: Trina Coots and Cody (Brittany) Coots both of Middlesboro, KY

A very special granddaughter: Sydney Coots of Middlesboro, KY (seen with Papaw Jamie in the photo at the top of this post)

Very Special Survivors include his entire church family.

He is also survived by a host of aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

Funeral services will be held at 8:00 p.m. Tuesday, February 18, at the Creech Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Bruce Helton presiding. Musical selections will be from recordings made by Pastor Jamie himself.

At the request of the family, interment services will be private.

The family will receive friends from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. Tuesday, at the Creech Funeral Home.

Online condolences and guestbook are available at

Creech Funeral Home, Middlesboro, is in charge of all arrangements.

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