Bob Coder Memorial

*Livestream of service HERE Wednesday morning*

April 14, 1932

January 4, 2022

Charles "Bob" Coder

There is joy
in the Lord,

There is joy
in the Lord;

Hallelujah! glory, glory!

There is joy
in the Lord!

Charles Robert “ Bob” Coder was born on April 14, 1932, in Chillicothe, Ohio, and went on to be with Jesus January 4, 2022. His selfless and continual love for his family and friends will be remembered by all who knew him.

At 16, Bob was rescued from a plane crash in which he saved his unconscious cousin by unbuckling and pushing him to safety out of the burning plane. With a broken back and burnt legs, he was carried by his hands and feet down the mountain to the ambulance below. He was a hero and a survivor!

He and our mother, Dorothea, raised 5 children. And from his wheelchair, he guided our mom through Alzheimers until she passed at home, just like he promised.

He was an encourager to all. His notes and words of affirmation kept all of us hopeful and looking forward. After visiting Haiti, he began a Christmas for Haiti Ministry in 1986 which continues to feed, encourage and minister to this day.

His children and grandchildren all love and esteem him. Through his example, we saw firsthand what it looks like to follow Christ.

Bob was preceded in death by Dorothea, “Dottie,” his wife of 58 years. He is survived by his sister, Laverne Southern, his five children, Terri Domsher (& Gary), Kathy Abney (& Ancil), Dave (& Susan), Steve (& Linda) and Tim, and grandchildren, Heather Johnson-Taylor, Joshua Taylor, Austin, AJ and Andrew Abney, Rachel Sawuk, Matthew Coder, Nathan and Jonathan Coder, Luke, Joel, Jessa, Josiah and Amy Coder, Amber McGrath and Scott Coder. Bob also has a wonderful legacy of 23 great grandchildren and 2 great, great grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, Bob requested that donations be made to Hand to the Plow Ministries. The address is 16221 Rawls Road, Sarasota, FL 34240-9147. To give via PayPal, click below:

Hand to the Plow Ministries 

A small part of the Body of Christ that began with a burden to pray for,
help and encourage the people of Haiti.

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For 35 years we have endeavored to stay true to our calling to Haiti,
to pray and believe God to move in this nation.


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Each year we package the gifts, ship them and then travel to Haiti in December
to disperse them in villages throughout the country.

It is one of the most exciting times of the year for us as a Body!

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“How precious is your steadfast love, O God! The children of mankind take refuge in the shadow of your wings. They feast on the abundance of your house, and you give them drink from the river of your delights.”
Psalm 36: 7-8

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