Patsy Coker Obituary, A Life Lived With Passion And Purpose


Patsy Coker Obituary, Death – Tragedy struck Spartanburg County on a somber Monday afternoon as 75-year-old Patsy Mims Coker from Union lost her life in a fatal wreck. The Spartanburg County Coroner’s Office confirmed the identity of the victim, shedding light on the heartbreaking incident that unfolded on South Pine Street in Spartanburg. According to Master Trooper William Bennett of the SC Highway Patrol, the incident occurred around 2:56 p.m. as Coker was driving west on South Pine Street.

The collision transpired when her Kia sedan collided with the rear of a 2024 Freightliner tractor-trailer. The impact of the crash resulted in severe injuries to Coker, prompting immediate emergency response. Coker was swiftly transported to Spartanburg Medical Center, where medical professionals fought valiantly to save her life. Despite their efforts, Coker succumbed to her injuries, marking a devastating loss for the Union community. It was revealed that she was alone in her car at the time of the accident.

In a twist of fate, the truck driver operating the Freightliner tractor-trailer emerged unharmed from the collision. The stark contrast in outcomes further underscores the unpredictable nature of vehicular accidents and the gravity of their consequences.

The SC Highway Patrol has initiated an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the wreck, seeking to unravel the events leading to this tragic incident. As the community mourns the loss of Patsy Mims Coker, thoughts and condolences pour in for her family and loved ones grappling with the profound grief brought about by this untimely accident. The investigation will be crucial in providing answers and, hopefully, contribute to preventing similar heart-wrenching incidents in the future.