Toby was born November 25, 1935 in James Town, LA to parents Edward and Pauline Coffey. He attended local schools and enjoyed his childhood with family and friends.
During the Korean Conflict, Toby honorably in the United States Army from 1953 - 1956 After moving to Bakersfield, Toby made friends quickly. He enjoyed the outdoors. His passions included fishing and many weekends racing at the Bakersfield Speedway.
For over a quarter of a century, Toby attended Valley Bible Church. He was known for his kindness, jokes and smiles.
He is preceded in death by his parents. Toby is survived by his son Toby Lee Coffee.
Toby's presence will be greatly missed by his family and friends. His extended family, the Ayers - have lost someone very close and dear.
A Committal Service - with full Military Honors is scheduled for 10:00 am Wednesday July 13, 2016 at Bakersfield National Cemetery. Military Honors will be provided by the Associated Veterans of Kern County. The family has requested that those attending - be at the cemetery 30 minutes prior to service time.
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