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VERNON H. COFFEY
Vernon H. Coffey, born Jan. 14, 1933, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Nov. 14, 2007 after a lingering illness. He was retired from Jefferson Federal Bank. Vernon served in the United States Army with the 749th Battalion. He was a longtime member at Fernwood Baptist Church where he served as Deacon and had taught Sunday school and attended regularly until he was unable to attend. He was a devoted husband, father and grandfather.
Proceeded in death by his parents, Lester Paul and Mossie M. Coffey; brothers, Alvis M., Kenneth, Ermon and Bill Coffey.
He is survived by his loving wife of 52 years, Mary Ann; daughters, Mavis (Robert) Taylor and Melissa (Tim) Crews, granddaughter, Heather Crews; brothers, Harold Dean (Ludell) Coffey of Knoxville, H.T. (Ann) Coffey of Morristown and Wayne (Betty) Coffey of Bean Station. Sisters, Mabel Roberts of Talbott and Faye (Robert) Spurgeon of Morristown; brothers-in-law, R.J. (Lois) Crigger and Thomas D. (Vivian) Crigger of Morristown, several nieces, nephews, friends and relatives.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 17, 2007 at Fernwood Baptist Church with the Rev. Bobby Kitts, the Rev. O’Dell Davidson, and the Rev. Ricky Dinkins and the Rev. Chris Davis officiating. The body will lie in state one hour prior to the service. Interment will follow in Hamblen Memory Gardens. The family will receive friends on Friday, Nov. 16, 2007 from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Pallbearers will be: Ron Cameron, Eddie Helton, Tim Kimbrough, Jim Stepp, Tim Roberts and Jonathan Spurgeon.
The family would like to thank all Housecall Hospice staff and nurses for everything during this illness, also a special thanks to Adventa Hospice Service, EMS and doctors and nurses.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Cancer Society.