Howard John "Bud" Coffey

Born in Perry, NY

Resided in Chapmansboro, TN

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Howard John “Bud” Coffey, age 86 of Chapmansboro passed away September 16, 2016. Bud was born in Perry, New York on June 24, 1930 to the late Howard James and Patricia Coffey. He was born and raised in New York, later moving to Tennessee to be closer to his family. Bud was a veteran of the U.S. Navy serving proudly from 1950-1954. He was a longtime Ironwork with Local 33 in New York; he enjoyed bull riding and breaking horses. He became disabled after being injured in a work accident, but still remained very active even until the last few months of his life. After being disabled, he competed in roller skating competitions with his wife, rode a bike from New York to Florida in 8 days and even biked Mt. Lemon. He even learned to make dreamcatchers from the Hopi Indians, a very sacred tradition not often shared by the tribe. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son, Howard John “Jack” Coffey, 2 sisters and 1 brother. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Yvonne Coffey; son, Ed Coffey, Sr. (Lisa); grandchildren, Ed Coffey, Jr. (Cheyenne) and Tanya Rojas (Pablo); great-grandchildren, Kevin Felts, Krissa Coffey, Donovan Rojas, Jillian Rojas, Ryan Rojas, Isaac Rojas and his brother, Thomas J. Coffey. The family will have a Life Celebration Service at 2:00 on Saturday, October 1st. Arrangements Entrusted To: Springfield Memorial Gardens, Funeral Home and Cremation Center (615) 384-5437 www.springfieldfh.com

10 Comments to Mr. Howard John "Bud" Coffey

  1. Carolyn Dorris
    September 21, 2016 10:10 pm

    Continuing to keep all of you in my thoughts and prayers. He was an enjoyable person and so much fun and full of life. He will be greatly missed but never forgotten.

  2. James and Pat Hall
    September 21, 2016 11:23 pm

    Ed and Yvonne, our hearts go out to you during this very difficult time. Bud was a special person that was loved by everyone. We are so sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

  3. Diane Gentes and JC Ward.
    September 22, 2016 1:25 am

    My dear dear friends. My heart is so sad for you Yvonne and you Ed and family. We all loved Buddy so much and can’t imagine life without him. I know it’s even harder for all of you. JC and I are praying for you and we are here for you if you need us. Rest in peace Buddy. Your beautiful spirit will never be forgotten.

  4. Lois Binkley
    September 22, 2016 2:01 am

    Ed, MS. Coffee and Lisa, Just want you all to know how special all of you are to us. He was a special person, so full of life We loved him very much. Lois and Woody.

  5. Marion Burke
    September 22, 2016 9:07 am

    I’m so sorry to hear of Bud’s passing. I can remember Al talking about the fishing trips he and Bud and he had. Think there was more drinking then fishing but they had a good time. My love and prayers to you Yvonne and Ed and family.

  6. Carolyn Short
    September 22, 2016 10:13 am

    I have no words, just sending love, hugs and prayers.

  7. Faye & Rudy Sullivan
    September 22, 2016 5:17 pm

    We thought a lot of Bud, he was a great man and always tried to keep you laughing. Even though we haven’t seen him since Betty brought him here we often spoke of him. He will be missed. Faye & Rudy Sullivan R.I.P. Buddy

  8. Dawn Burke
    September 22, 2016 5:56 pm

    You are all so right. Bud coffee was a beautiful, compassionate soul. Loved everyone in his life and circle. We could all learn lessons on how to keep out circle clean & bright, build it slow and easy. I was blessed to have several man influences in my life that lived so much like a saint, a real heart like Jesus! Bud, was just one of them. Thank you Uncle Bud for being you. I truly loved you and still do. Bud used to ride from Tucson, AZ to Roosevelt Lake, AZ on his mountain bike every year I lived there when visiting my Mom & Dad. He would spend 2 weeks with me, my daughter and husband, fish, boat, ride his bike and play with Sheena. He would scrub the outside of my pans everything making them look new. He had a servants heart. It has been many years since I spoke directly to Bud, or seen him or wrote to him. I have been battling illness myself a good hard 4 years. I often thought the last 2 years when I am stronger, working again, my first vacation to go visit Bud and Yvonne. I wanted so much to see him, spend time with him 1 last time. That did not come to pass. I pray it will with Yvonne. Bud, I know your in Heaven waiting for us all. Something odd happened to weeks ago, the weekend before Uncle Bud died, I g ad a bad dream in the middle of the night. Someone close to me had died but, could not see there face on my dream. Than I woke startled. Sat up in bed. My cat jumped to the window sill, window was opened, than I heard a loud hooting of an Owl. Around 3:00am I got on fb and sent a message to my sister Kathy, asking if all my sister were OK or sick. Never heard back. Anyway, every time someone influential in my life has died an Owl shows up, usually a vary large one, that night it was a large one to. I don’t know what that means but it seems common. God bless you Yvonne. You will go on to become you own rock. I love you and my prayers to you always. Love to here from you. You should have my email with this note but, I am on fb also. ED is in my friend list so look for me their. Love you always your niece, Dawn Burke.

  9. Darlene
    September 22, 2016 10:28 pm

    Aunt Yvonne and ED sorry for your loss over the years we didn’t see each other but Im send ing you all my prayers

  10. Judy Wilkerson
    September 23, 2016 7:22 am

    Thoughts and prayers are with family at this time. Such a joy to be around. He will be greatly missed. He was the life of a party. Kept all on their toes.

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