Mike Cofer

April 29, 1954December 4, 2018

John Michael Cofer “Mike” passed away Tuesday, December 4th, 2018 at his home in Edmond, Oklahoma. He was born April 29th, 1954 in Emporia, Kansas to John and Beverly Cofer. Mike had a vibrant personality and believed every day should be lived to the fullest. He was diagnosed with Lung Cancer in August of 2017. Mike fought hard until the very end, where love and family surrounded him as he passed from this life to the next. Mike was a 1972 graduate of Ponca City High School and later attended Oklahoma State University where he pledged the Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity. He graduated from OSU with a Biology Degree in 1976 and went on to work in the Pharmaceutical Sales Industry for more than 30 years. Mike won numerous awards and was a well-respected member of the Pharma industry. He was also an avid sports fan. He played competitively for most of his life and was particularly passionate about his OSU Cowboys. He enjoyed basketball, football, tennis, and soccer and would often challenge friends and family to compete. He was involved in the Big Brothers Big Sisters organization and loved spending time with his “Little Brother”, Kamariawn. Most often, he could be found at home with “his girls” and doodles, Dexter and Josey. Mike leaves behind his wife of 35 years, Dena; daughter Alli Cofer and her partner Fallon Elliott; daughter Taylor Stockton and her husband Daniel; brother Ray Cofer and his wife Joyce; sister Nancy Lloyd and her husband Jim; and many more beloved family and friends.The family asks that attendees wear OSU colors in remembrance of Mike.


  • Ray Cofer
  • Jim McReynolds
  • Stan Wheeler
  • Wes Nimmo
  • Ben Roberts
  • Van Jones
  • Rick Cooper
  • Mike Boettcher
  • Warren Pieratt
  • Daniel Stockton

  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Oklahoma City
  • American Cancer Society


  • Visitation Tuesday, December 11, 2018
  • Celebration of Life Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Mike Cofer

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Kayla Rainge

December 11, 2018

My name is Kayla Rainge and I am the mother of Kamariawn, Mikes “Lil” from Big Brothers Big Sisters. This picture is from the very first day Kamariawn and Mike met (March 11, 2015) and I am honored to have met Mike as well and it was a blessing for him to come into my child’s life because he really made a difference and Kamariawn loved Mike unconditionally. Mike was not only his Big Brother/mentor but Kamariawn looked up to Mike as a grandfather. Mike has taught Kamariawn a trend of things and we will all miss him dearly. I would like to thank him and his wife for all you’ve done with my child and Mike will always be remembered as an amazing guy and I know he will continue to look down upon us. We love and miss you!