I have learned from a reader that Truesdell was a grandson of George Washington and Margery Troxell Coffey; George a descendant of Henry Baker and Sarah Elizabeth Dobbs Coffey.
Truesdell was apparently killed in a hunting accident in Pulaski Co., KY.
Truesdell Coffey, 67, of Eubank, Ky., passed away Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2007. He was born in Dobbs Hollar of McCreary County, Ky., on August 25, 1940, to the late Matthew and Alma Smith Coffey. He was retired from South KY RECC as a lineman. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, gardening, outdoors, family gathering, joking, and welding.
He is survived by his wife, Joyce Coffey Coffey*, whom he married on Sept. 30, 1961, being married for 46 years; three daughters, Loretta (and Bill) Gilliland, Eubank, Margie (and James) Cameron, Somerset, Ky., and Rebecca (and Gale) Whitehead, Nancy, Ky.; three sons, Tim (and Lucie) Coffey, Somerset, Jeff (and Jamie) Coffey, Eubank, and Mark (and Lisa) Coffey, Eubank; 12 grandchildren, Amy Gilliland, Randall Whitehead Jr., B.J. (and Vickey) Gilliland, James (and Amanda) Cameron Jr., Matthew (and Ladonna) Gilliland, Lance Whitehead, Timothy (and Tina) Coffey, Jonathon Coffey, Joshua Coffey, Jordan Coffey, Hannah Coffey, and Kristian Coffey; six great grandchildren, Kionna Scott, Lalie Gilliland, Star Coffey, Chris Gilliam, Kristina Cameron, and Alexis Cameron; two sisters, Iona (and Orville) Cromer, Mt. Vernon, Ky., and Mary (and John) Konworski, Okla.; and numerous friends, nieces, nephews, cousins, and relatives.
Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by a grandchild, Joyce Cameron Scott.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, Nov. 17, at the Chapel of Lake Cumberland Funeral Home at 11 a.m. with Bro. Gale Whitehead and Bro. Dusty York officiating. Singing will be done by Carl Coffey and Jimmy Waters. Pallbearers will be Randall Whitehead, Lance Whitehead, B.J. Gilliland, Matt Gilliland, James Cameron Jr., Timothy Coffey, Jonathon Coffey, and Josh Coffey.
Honorary pallbearers will be Carl Coffey, Gale Whitehead, James Cameron, Bill Gilliland, and Tim Coffey. Interment will follow in Singleton Cemetery. Visitation will be held today, Nov. 16, at 6 p.m. at the funeral home.Condolences can be sent to the family at: www.lakecumberlandfuneralhome.com.
Published in the Commonwealth Journal from 11/16/2007 - 11/17/2007.
*Joyce is a daughter of Carl Homer and Ada Clark Coffey. Carl Homer was a son of Reuben and Mary Alice Vaughn Coffey. Reuben descended from Nelson and Keziah Watters Coffey through their son Joseph.