LENOIR Redford Ray Coffey, 88, of Collettsville Road in Lenoir, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2019, at his residence. He was born March 28, 1931, in Alexander County to the late Cleve and Eliza Loudermilk Coffey. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a daughter, Rodessa Gail Coffey; four brothers; and three sisters. Mr. Coffey owned Coffey's Drywall and was of the Baptist faith. He was a great dad, loved his grandchildren and was very generous and caring. He never met a stranger and anywhere he went he always made lots of friends. Mr. Coffey was very outgoing and loved hunting, hiking, camping and biking. Survivors include four sons, David Coffey and wife, Jennifer, Eddie Coffey, Danny Coffey and wife, Amy and Timmy Coffey and wife, Jessica, all of Lenoir; one daughter, Kathy Coffey of Statesville; one brother, Eugene Coffey and wife, Linda, of Statesville; nine grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; the mother of his children, Patty Eades Coffey of Statesville; and his companion and caregiver, Caroline Wilson. Funeral services will be held Sunday, Sept. 15, at 2 p.m., at Greer-McElveen Funeral Home Chapel, conducted by the Rev. Raymond Spann. Interment at Oakwood Cemetery in Statesville will immediately follow the service. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 1 to 2 p.m., prior to the service. Per Mr. Coffey's request, serving as pallbearers will be his sons and grandsons. In lieu of flowers the family respectfully requests that memorial contributions be made to the Alzheimer's Association, Western Carolina Chapter, 3800 Shamrock Dr., Charlotte, NC 28215-3220; or Caldwell Hospice and Palliative Care, 902 Kirkwood Ave. NW, Lenoir, NC 28645. Online condolences may be left at www.greer-mcelveenfuneralhome.com. Greer-McElveen Funeral Home and Crematory is assisting the Coffey family.

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