|Reverend Dean Coffey|
|Written by Noah Lockamy|
|Tuesday, 21 May 2013 15:04|
Reverend Dean Coffey, age 75, of 210 Margot Road, Boone, went home to be with his Lord, Friday afternoon, May 17, 2013, at Glenbridge Health and Rehabilitation in Boone.
Reverend Coffey was born October 5, 1937 in Watauga County, a son of the late Wiley Earl Coffey, Sr. and Edna Story Coffey. He was a retired Baptist Minister and served several churches in the area, including Laurel Fork Baptist Church, of which he was a member and sang in the choir. Dean also served in the Navy for two years, prior to going into the Ministry, and retired from the Navy Reserves after 27 years of service. He was also an active member of the Masonic Snow Lodge in Boone.
Reverend Coffey is survived by his wife of almost 52 years, Fairylee Davis Coffey of the home; one daughter, Lavena Dodd of Boone; two sons, Kevin Dean Coffey of Boone, and Michael Kenneth Coffey and wife Gina of Dacula, Georgia; three grandsons, Derrick Cook and wife Ashley of Cherryville, North Carolina, Dustin Cook and fiancee Janasee Gregg of Newton-Conover, and Logan Coffey of Dacula, Georgia; four granddaughters, Carla Coffey of Union Grove, North Carolina, Casey Trivette and husband Corey of Harmony, North Carolina, Alena Dodd of Boone, and Jasmine Coffey of Dacula, Georgia; five great-grandchildren, Alexis and Gavin Cook of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, Hayley Cook of Cherryville, North Carolina, and Skyler and Kinley Trivette of Harmony, North Carolina, and one half-sister, Verdola Coffey of Granite Falls. He is also survived by a number of nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one son, Nathen Coffey, and two brothers, Wiley Earl Coffey, Jr., and Kenneth Asher Coffey.
Funeral services, celebrating the life of Reverend Dean Coffey will be conducted Monday afternoon, May 20, 2013, at 3:00 o'clock, at Laurel Fork Baptist Church. The body will lie in state, at the church, from 1:30 until 3:00 o'clock. Officiating will be Dr. Daniel Featherstone. Military graveside rites and, provided by American Legion Post 130 and Disabled American Veterans Chapter 90, and Masonic graveside rites and burial, will follow in the Laurel Fork Baptist Church Cemetery.
The family will receive friends Monday afternoon from 1:30 until 3:00 o'clock, at the church, prior to the service.
Online condolences may be sent to the Coffey family at www.hamptonfuneralnc.com.
Hampton Funeral and Cremation Service is in charge of the arrangements.
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