By | November 19, 2021
Porter Coates Death

Porter Coates Death – Porter Coates, an athlete and student of Prescott High School, Arizona, has passed away untimely at a young age from suicide. Jennifer Masse in a post on GoFundMe said Porter took his life on Friday, November 12th, 2021. Porter was a talented football player who had played for Prescott Badgers 9-10 team this season. Porter was a joy to his family and everyone who was blessed to know him. His parents and brother are devastated by the sudden loss as they mourn his passing.

Porter Coates was a multi – talented athlete who played baseball for the Prescott Rebels for four years and he played football since he was 5 and was on the Preston High School freshman football team, and played basketball at Mile High Middle School. A candlelight vigil in memory of Porter Coates was done On Wednesday night, November 17, 2021 at DSA sports facility. Porter was described as a wonderful young man who was a tremendously gifted athlete with a bright future.

He was described by his former teacher from Abia Judd school in Prescott, Cambria Quinn as energetic with curious nature. He had the sweetest heart and gave the best hugs. The family, friends and teammates are saddened by and heartbroken by this death which came as a shock. He was a good boy who was loved by many and the demise is undeserving. Porter Coates obituary and funeral will be announced by the family. A GoFundMe page with account $27,943 raised of $10,000 goal has been created by Jennifer Masse to help support the family through this difficult time.

Shared tributes

Cambria Quinn – “Six years ago, I was a 3rd grade teacher at Abia Judd school in Prescott. Porter Coates was in my class, and his energetic and curious nature kept things very interesting. He had the sweetest heart and gave the best hugs. On Friday, he took his own life. Please keep his family in your prayers and consider donating to their GoFund me for his funeral expenses. This one really hurts “

Carrie Derr – “Our Grand Canyon Region family has suffered a tragic loss. Please join us in praying for the Coates family through this difficult time. Porter played for the Prescott Badgers 9-10 team this season.”

Bonnie Shaw Sanderford – “There will be a candlelight vigil in memory of this most awesome soul, Porter Dennis Coates, at PDSA sports facility this Wednesday night 11/17 at 730p. Let’s come together to show our love and support to this wonderful family and to all who are suffering
from the heavy weight of this terrible tragedy…Please bring a candle
Alicia Berckes Coates”

Hope Farrow Ward – “Lighting a candle in Orange Beach, Alabama in memory of Porter Coates. RIP sweet boy. Alicia Berckes Coates “

Photo Credit: Bonnie Shaw Sanderford

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