Tommy “Tom” J. Coffey, age 74, of Purlear, passed away Friday, May 24, 2019 at his home.

Tom was born October 22, 1944 in Wilkes County to Joshua “Nick” and Mabel Parsons Coffey. He was a retired truck driver for L&L Machinery and Bassett Walker, driving most of his adult life. He attended Davis Memorial Baptist Church and enjoyed watching NASCAR, bee and squirrel hunting. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Mary Ruth Coffey; three sisters, Josephine Porter, Hallie Crenshaw, and Grace Coffey; and a brother, Wade Coffey.

Surviving are his wife, Mary Soots Coffey of the home; son, Tommy Junior Coffey and spouse Mary Doris of Millers Creek; two daughters, Susie Adams and spouse Bo of Millers Creek, Brenda Stanley and spouse Barry of North Wilkesboro; two grandchildren; and one great grandson;

Funeral service will be held 1:00 p.m. Monday, May 27, 2019 at Davis Memorial Baptist Church with the Rev. Hadley Triplett officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends at Davis Memorial Baptist Church from 12:00 until 1:00 on Monday, prior to the service. Flowers will be accepted. Memorials may be made to Davis Memorial Baptist Church, 3111 Red Top Road, Wilkesboro, NC 28697.

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