August 3, 2009

Everette M. (Jack) Coffee

Who was Everette M. (Jack) Coffee?

I know who his parents were and, I know who his wife was.  But, who was he really?

He was born on Jan. 15, 1918 in Texas to Louis Edwin and Lula Belle Nichols Coffee.  What few records are available show that in 1920 he lived in Eastland Co., TX and from 1946 until his death on Jan. 19, 2004 he was a resident of California.

He married Shirley I. Snell in California in 1948 and after 31 years, they were divorced in 1979.

"Jack" apparently remarried sometime after he and Shirley divorced.  His very terse obituary names a survivor as Virginia, his wife.

His obituary:

"Everette "Jack" Coffee, 86, of Anaheim, an appliance salesman, died Jan. 19, 2004, of natural causes. Services have been held. Arrangements by Pierce Brothers Anaheim Mortuary Daly-Spencer-Baggott-Schacht.

Wife, Virginia; daughters, Deborah Kerns, Marsha Bugg; son, Kyle Follars; seven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren."
Surely this man accomplished something during his lifetime to warrant more than these few lines in a newspaper announcing his death!

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