Howard John “Bud” Coffey

Howard John “Bud” Coffey

Birth
Perry, Wyoming County, New York, USA
Death 16 Sep 2016 (aged 86)
Chapmansboro, Cheatham County, Tennessee, USA
Burial Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend, Specifically: Ashes buried at home in Chapmansboro, TN. next to his son
Memorial ID 170955802 · View Source
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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
http://www.springfieldfh.com/obit/howard-john-bud-coffey/
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Life Celebration: Springfield Memorial Gardens, Funeral Home and Cremation Center Room: Chapel
Saturday October 1, 2016 2:00pm to 3:00pm
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  • Originally Created by: George Phillip Latta Sr
  • Added: 7 Oct 2016
  • Find a Grave Memorial 170955802
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  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Howard John “Bud” Coffey (24 Jun 1930–16 Sep 2016), Find a Grave Memorial no. 170955802, ; Maintained by mmel (contributor 47686399) Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend, who reports a Ashes buried at home in Chapmansboro, TN. next to his son.