Arthur W. Coote, Jr.

Arthur W. Coote, Jr.

Age 51, died suddenly at home, Thursday, April 13, 2017. He was born February 13, 1966 to the late Lynnette (nee Serena) and Arthur Coote, Sr. in Joliet where he was raised and educated, a 1984 graduate of Joliet West High School.

Survived by his son, Ryan (Stephanie) Coote of Joliet; grandson, Chase; sister, Sherryl Coote; brother, Robert Coote; two nieces, Hallie Coote and Amy Stanak.

Preceded in death by his parents and one brother, William Coote.

An electrician by trade, Art was also proficient with HVAC and could fix most anything. He had a strong work ethic which he instilled in his son. A member of the percussion section of the Joliet American Legion Band. In his free time, he could be found watching Disney animated movies-his favorite- Madagascar. In his younger days, he enjoyed riding dirt bikes and four wheelers with his son.

As it was Art's wish, cremation rites have been accorded and private family services will be held at a later date. At times, Art could be construed as having "rough edges" but his kind expression of donation to the gift of hope will be realized by many who will benefit from his thoughtfulness. For further information, please call (815) 741-5500 or visit his Memorial Tribute at