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Edgar Truett Coffey, age 83, of West Hillcrest Drive, Mountain City, TN, and formerly of Watauga County, went home to be with his Lord Sunday morning, August 12, 2012. Truett was born August 15, 1928 in Valle Crucis, NC to William Harston and Nila Adline Rowe Coffey. He was a charter member of Clark’s Creek Baptist Church. Mr. Coffey retired as the body shop foreman at Mack Brown Chevrolet in Boone. He served his country in the US Marine Corp during the Korean Conflict.
Mr. Coffey is survived by his wife of 59 years, Joyce Greene Coffey; three daughters, Samra Renfro of the home, Sarah Richardson of Lenoir, and Elaine McGuire and husband, Eugene, of Vilas; six grandchildren, thirteen great-grandchildren, and one great-great granddaughter; and one sister, Gertrude Isaacs of Banner Elk. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Warren Bruce Coffey; granddaughter, Sandra Ward; great-grandson, Aaron Bradley Morrison; brother, Bynum Coffey; two sisters, Reba Townsend and Lucille Byrd; and one nephew, Robert Coffey.
Funeral services were conducted Monday, August 13, 2012 at 2 PM at Clark’s Creek Baptist Church, officiated by Pastor Daniel Trantham, Rev. Zane Tester and Rev. Mike Townsend. The family received friends Monday from 12:30 until 2 o’clock, prior to services, at Clark’s Creek Baptist Church. Burial, with Military Honors provided by the American Legion Post 130 followed in the Clark’s Creek Baptist Church Cemetery.
Flowers are appreciated or memorials may be sent the Clarks Creek Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, in care of Bill Townsend, 2840 Clark’s Creek Road, Banner Elk, NC 28604.
The family wishes to express a special thank you for all the care and support to Dr. Shane Barger and Nurse Cathy; from Amedysis Home Health, Pam, Kristie and Amy; from Cari’s Hospice, Cathy and Tracy; and Maxim Home Health and Mountain City Care and Rehab Center.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at the website
Austin & Barnes Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the Coffey family.