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Funeral services set for Webster Parish man who died in house fire

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Robin Coker, far right, killed in Minden house fire. (Photo source: Tiffany Flournoy) Robin Coker, far right, killed in Minden house fire. (Photo source: Tiffany Flournoy)
MINDEN, La. (KTBS) -

Funeral services have been set for the Webster Parish man who died in a house fire in Minden last week.

A memorial service for 26-year-old Robin Coker will take place at 3 p.m. today at Pine Grove Church on Hwy 159 in Minden.

Webster Parish Sheriff Gary Sexton says Coker's body was discovered inside a trailer on Garland Road around 5 a.m. Wednesday.

Coker's sister, Beth says that her mother, Jackie Garland and cousin Lily Garland, who reside at a neighboring house, reported the fire via 911 after noticing a bright glow near Coker's residence.

According to Sexton, the local fire department was dispatched to the scene and upon arrival managed to put out the blaze.

“The body was discovered after the fire was extinguished,” Sexton said. “For unknown reasons Robin Coker didn’t make it out of the trailer.”

"He was asleep," Beth Coker said. "He had gotten almost to the door. He was roughly two feet from the door."

According to Beth, the camper trailer burned to the ground and the blaze managed to level everything except the metal framework of the structure and metal appliances.

The outpouring of condolences and memories of Coker are continuing to flood his Facebook page. Reflections of a young man, who most knew as a fun and people oriented have been steady on the social media site.

A picture posted the day before the fire by Coker's mom showed a playful and spirited 26 year old. "He was the light of our lives. We are going to be lost without him," said Jackie Garland.

In addition to his mother and sister, Coker is survived by his wife, Amber Coker; and son Timothy Rion Coker.

Coker’s remains have been sent to Little Rock, AR for autopsy. The cause of the fire remains under investigation with the State Fire Marshal's Office.

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