Griggs-Schooler-Gordon Funeral Directors

5400 Bell Avenue, Amarillo, TX


Thomas Wayne "Buddy" Coffelt

March 18, 1932July 25, 2019

Thomas Wayne "Buddy" Coffelt was born March 18, 1932. He met his Lord and Savior on July 25, 2019. His family was very important to him. He served his country in the United States Army in the Korean War. He was a floor tile installer for over 50 years. He will be missed by all who knew and loved him.

He is preceded in death by his wife Wanda Coffelt; his parents ; a brother and a sister.

He is survived by his children Carl Coffelt and wife Jane; Connie Cross; Janet Stuckey; and Michael Coffelt. Along with four grandchildren and six great grandchildren.


  • Carl Coffelt, Son
  • Jane Coffelt, Daughter-in-law
  • Connie Cross, Daughter
  • Janet Stuckey, Daughter
  • Michael Coffelt, Son
  • Buddy was preceded in death by his wife, Wanda Coffelt; his parents; a brother and a sister. He leaves behind four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren to cherish his memory.

  • Don Eder
  • Rodney Lamberson
  • Jared Coffelt
  • Drew Gleisher
  • Stephan Lamberson
  • Shawn Wyly
  • Colton Eder
  • Christian Eder


  • Visitation Monday, July 29, 2019
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, July 30, 2019


Thomas Wayne "Buddy" Coffelt

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July 29, 2019

I teach an exercise class at Independence Village where Tom lived. He had been faithfully attending my class for over a year. We spent 45 minutes together each week, and there were many things I learned about Tom during that time: He was dedicated to his commitments. He was always the first one to show up. He rarely missed a class even when he wasn't feeling great. He was as tough as nails. He had a joyful disposition and was always positive. I never once heard him complain. He tried his hardest to do the exercises to the best of his ability.

He was faithful. I could always count on Tom to be there. I will miss him greatly. Condolences to your family. May the God of perfect peace comfort you during this time.

Stephen Coffelt

July 27, 2019

My sincere condolences to the family and friends during this time of loss 🙏

Kelly Chancler

July 27, 2019

Thomas was a great role model to my brothers and I. His kindness and friendship made me a better person. He was a great guy to work with and an even better friend. My dad Jim , and mom Harriet always had only good things to say about Thomas and Wanda. Sorry for your loss. I know he is a better place, now that he is with Wanda. Kelly Chancler A-1 Floors