79, of St. James died Nov. 28, 2020, in St. James. Mr. Coffey was a truck driver and a lifetime member of the Church of the Nazarene. He was a Korean veteran of the U.S. Army, serving with the 4th Infantry Division, and loved fishing and gardening. He was born Feb. 2, 1931, in Irving, Ky., the son of the late Herman and Myrtle Coffey. He was preceded in death by his wife: Shirley A. (Cox) Coffey.
He is survived by three children: Linda J. (the late Gary) Denbow of Hillsboro, Dawn S. (Daryl) Marlin of Charlotte, N.C., and James H. (Sandra) Coffey of Richwoods; a son-in-law: Chris Kerr; 12 grandchildren: Jason, Sarah, Rachel, Christian, Katelyn, Justin, Jeremiah, Greg, Brant, Elizabeth, Molly and Jon; and 12 great-grandchildren: Ariel, Haley, Andrea, Austin, Drew, Isabella, Carley, Heidi, Hannah, Kennedy, Anna and Julieanne
He was preceded in death by a daughter: Cynthia A. Kerr; and his grandparents and great-grandparents.
Funeral services were private due to COVID-19 restrictions. Burial was in the National Cemetery at Jefferson Barracks. Memorials may be made to the family in care of the funeral home. Arrangements were under the direction of Kutis Funeral Home in south St. Louis County.