Loren Coffey, son of the late Lawrence Coffey and Nora Warren Coffey, was born on Nov. 23, 1915, near Essex and died in the residence of his daughter at Dexter on Monday, June 14, 2004, at the age of 88.
Mr. Coffey was a member of the Second General Baptist Church in Dexter where he was a former Sunday School teacher, the former owner of Dexter Coal and Ice Company, the former owner of Coffey Construction Company, the co-owner of Coffey & Camp Lumber Company in Dexter, a 50-year member of Dexter Masonic Lodge #532, a former member of the Dexter Public Schools Board of Education for 33 years, a former board member of the Oakland City College, a member of the Dexter Kiwanis Club and resident of Dexter.
He was united in marriage to Opal LaRue in October of 1933 at Essex and to this union, one daughter was born. Mrs. Coffey survives of the home in Dexter.
Besides his wife, survivors include one daughter and son-in-law, Joyce and Richard Hodder of Dexter; two granddaughters, Pamela Trammell and Diane Hall, both of Dexter; two great-grandsons, Matthew Hall and Tyler Trammell, both of Dexter; and one sister, Hazel Gisi of Essex.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by one granddaughter, Terri Sue Hodder; one great-grandson, Andrew Trammell; two brothers, Russell Coffey and Orville Coffey; and one sister, Loraine Fraser.
A Masonic service will be conducted at 5 p.m. today, Tuesday, June 15, 2004, with visitation immediately following the Masonic service until 8 p.m.
Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 16, 2004, in the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Chapel in Dexter with Rev. Phil Warren officiating.
Interment will follow in the Dexter Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the Cotton Boll Area Girl Scouts or to the Second General Baptist Church in Dexter.