Bobby Joe Coffer, son of the late Johnny James Coffer and Lillie Mae Brand Coffer, was born Sept. 8, 1936, in Danville, Ark., and died Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2003, near Buck Snort in Oregon County at the age of 67.
On July 21, 1955, he was married to Doris Marie Holbrook in Kennett, and she preceded him in death. On Aug. 7, 1993, he was united in marriage to June Tucker Kent, and she survives of the home.
He was a member of the First Pentecostal Church in Malden.
Survivors include his wife, June Coffer of Dexter; one son, Jack Coffer of Hornbeck, Tenn.; four daughters, Paula Handley of Bernie, Deanna Hendricks of Houston, Texas, Shirlene Reed of Malden, and Shellie Farmer of Dexter; one step-son, Steve Kent of Dexter; one step-daughter, Lora Kent of Indianapolis, Ind.; three brothers, Floyd Coffer of Kennett, George Coffer of Montgomery, Texas, and Jim Coffer of North Little Rock, Ark.; two sisters, Para Lee White and Betty Austin, both of Kennett; 17 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by one sister, Charlene Solomon.
Visitation will be held at 6 p.m. today, Thursday, Oct. 23, 2003, at First Pentecostal Church in Malden.
Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 24, 2003, at First Pentecostal Church in Malden with Rev. Leroy Young officiating.
Interment will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery in Malden.