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Crawford-Bowers Funeral Home

211 West Ave B, Copperas Cove, TX

OBITUARY

James R. Coffey

March 16, 1944October 7, 2019
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On Monday, October 7, 2019, James Ronald Coffey, 75, of Copperas Cove, Texas, entered into eternal rest. James was born on March 16, 1944, in Mifflin, West Virginia to Archie and Sylvia Coffey. He joined the United States Army on September 10, 1962. During his time of service, James served three tours in Vietnam and spent the majority of his time stationed overseas. SFC James Coffey retired after 22 years of service. He recalled his time in the Army as the best years of his life. Following his military retirement, he worked at Central Texas College for the next 20 years. During this time, he earned three associate degrees and retired as Power Plant Supervisor. James is survived by his daughter Yvonne Höffchen, wife Michelle Höffchen, and their children Cecilia and William; son James Coffey II, wife Melanie, and daughter Katelyn; son Anthony James Coffey; granddaughter Courtney Höffchen, partner Michael Galer, and their children Taylor Lee and baby Aron Galer; grandson Desland Wallace; brother Ralph Coffey; brother by love Sam Sansom and wife Barbara; and canine daughter Sunshine. He is preceded in death by former wife and best friend Rosita Coffey; daughter Nora Höffchen; father Archie Coffey; mother Sylvia Coffey; sister Charlotte Coffey; and brother Roger Coffey. James was outgoing, charming, and always the life of the party. He never met a stranger and could strike up a conversation with anyone he met. He loved his morning coffee meetings with friends at McDonalds and Lil’ Tex, road trips with his best friend, and getaways to the Louisiana and Oklahoma casinos. The family would like to extend their deepest gratitude to Gentle Transitions Hospice. From the moment James transitioned into palliative care, compassion and comfort were their sole priority. They extended love and kindness to James and his family during his final six weeks at home, and his loved ones will be forever grateful to Gwenn, Melissa, and Katrina. James Coffey will be laid to rest with Military Honors at Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery on Friday, October 18, 2019, at 2:00 in the afternoon. Taps will be played by Army veteran and family friend Jennifer Fitzgerald, who generously offers her services to any fallen veteran.

Services

  • Internment Service with Military Honors Friday, October 18, 2019

Memories

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Jessica Duncan

October 18, 2019

I was lucky enough to know Jim for a short time. Jim was a kind an generous man who had a great deal of wisdom to share with the world. I will always remember our morning coffee while and him telling me to stop working so hard. As if he ever stopped working! I will miss Jim's wisdom and cooking advice.

Sherri Butler

October 18, 2019

I will always remember him calling me Ms Lowes and we would pick back and forth. He was always a lot of fun to talk to and a joy to hang around. I will never forget him.

Jean Bellinger

October 15, 2019

Time will fail me to narrate the personality of your father. In summary, he was a man of honor, one who embodied truth without apologies. He was a person who could make me laugh over and over, and I am forever thankful for the seasons he was apart of my life. My love and prayers to his family may the gift of memories sustain you. 💜✝️💜

Lawrence Mione

October 15, 2019

I meant James quit a few times and total like his stories he told me as a Retired Command Sergeant Major.
He told me allot about his military career where I could respond with empathy about his combat tours.
He was a caring person, father and friend!
God will rest him in peace for ever after!
God Bless His Soul!
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Biography

On Monday, October 7, 2019, James Ronald Coffey, 75, of Copperas Cove, Texas, entered into eternal rest. James was born on March 16, 1944, in Mifflin, West Virginia to Archie and Sylvia Coffey. He joined the United States Army on September 10, 1962. During his time of service, James served three tours in Vietnam and spent the majority of his time stationed overseas. SFC James Coffey retired after 22 years of service. He recalled his time in the Army as the best years of his life. Following his military retirement, he worked at Central Texas College for the next 20 years. During this time, he earned three associate degrees and retired as Power Plant Supervisor.
James is survived by his daughter Yvonne Höffchen, wife Michelle Höffchen, and their children Cecilia and William; son James Coffey II, wife Melanie, and daughter Katelyn; son Anthony James Coffey; granddaughter Courtney Höffchen, partner Michael Galer, and their children Taylor Lee and baby Aron Galer; grandson Desland Wallace; brother Ralph Coffey; brother by love Sam Sansom and wife Barbara; and canine daughter Sunshine. He is preceded in death by former wife and best friend Rosita Coffey; daughter Nora Höffchen; father Archie Coffey; mother Sylvia Coffey; sister Charlotte Coffey; and brother Roger Coffey.
James was outgoing, charming, and always the life of the party. He never met a stranger and could strike up a conversation with anyone he met. He loved his morning coffee meetings with friends at McDonalds and Lil’ Tex, road trips with his best friend, and getaways to the Louisiana and Oklahoma casinos.
The family would like to extend their deepest gratitude to Gentle Transitions Hospice. From the moment James transitioned into palliative care, compassion and comfort were their sole priority. They extended love and kindness to James and his family during his final six weeks at home, and his loved ones will be forever grateful to Gwenn, Melissa, and Katrina.
James Coffey will be laid to rest with Military Honors at Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery on Friday, October 18, 2019, at 2:00 in the afternoon. Taps will be played by Army veteran and family friend Jennifer Fitzgerald, who generously offers her services to any fallen veteran.