David started his insurance career in 1981 at the Lawrence Insurance Agency in Walnut Ridge. In 2000 he purchased the Jim Watson Insurance Agency in Paragould and Singley Insurance in Pocahontas in 2003. Both names were changed to Coker Insurance. He later purchased the Lawrence Insurance Agency in Walnut Ridge from his father, Ted Coker.
David believes in strong community and industry service. He is past President of the Walnut Ridge Area Chamber of Commerce and the Professional Insurance Agents Association of Arkansas, past board member of the National Association of Professional Insurance Agents and the Ozark Gateway Tourism Council, served fourteen years as an elected official on the Lawrence County Quorum Court. He served as Chairman of the Board of the Farmers Union Mutual Insurance Company and Arkansas Farmers Union, and a director with the National Farmers Union, Walnut Ridge Planning Commission, Black River Technical College, Northeast Arkansas Intermodal Authority and Eagle Management. In 2013 Arkansas Insurance Commissioner Jay Bradford appointed David to the Arkansas Earthquake Authority Board of Directors. He has also served on various committees under the Arkansas Insurance Department and the City of Walnut Ridge.
David and his wife Cathy have two sons, Andrew (18) and Will (15). He enjoys watching his sons play sports, including baseball and basketball. He has coached and assisted with several Walnut Ridge Little League teams along with the Walnut Ridge Junior High Baseball team. He is also active in church serving as a deacon and Media Coordinator for the Hoxie Church of Christ.
Crystal, a graduate of the Black Rock School District, worked for a Pocahontas bank in the deposit operations support division. She found her career calling in the insurance field, first with State Farm Insurance (2003) and now with Coker Insurance (2006).
Crystal is dedicated to matching your needs with the best products. She realizes while each of us needs insurance protection, our needs are unique. The best way to help is to understand those needs. As an Independent Insurance Agent, we have the opportunity to study different carriers in an effort to best match price and coverage for your needs. That’s why it is important to have choices unlike a captive agent who only represents one company.
Crystal and her husband Jonathon have one child, Tyson. She enjoys watching her son play baseball, soccer & basketball. She is active in her community and church, holding food drives for the local food bank & contributing her time for many other fund raising events throughout the year.
In 1983 after completing a business course thru Black River Technical College with all “A” honors and being a member of the Phi Theta Kappa Johnna went to work for Dud Singley at Singley Insurance Agency on the square in Pocahontas. After Mr. Singley retired in 1987 she was then employed by Dan Coker who purchased that agency. She worked for Dan from 1987 until 2001 as an agent and customer service rep. In 2003 she had the opportunity to go back to work for the Coker family, this time being employed by David Coker. She is still working for David but instead of working out of the Pocahontas office she is now located in the Walnut Ridge office.
She has been happily married to her husband Buford for 16 years and has one child, Kierce who attends Black River Technical College.
She served at PTE president for two years and enjoys going to all of Kierce’s functions. She is an active member of her church and loves spending time with her family, friends and critters.