CHUCKY, Tenn. – Charles Clinton "Charlie" Coffie, 73, of Chucky, Tenn., passed away unexpectedly Wednesday, April 3, 2013, at his home.
He was born Sept. 6, 1939, in Erwin, Tenn., the son of the late Bill and Bessie Coffie.
He worked for Caterpillar for many years. Upon his retirement in 2001, he moved back to Tennessee to be closer to his brothers. He became an avid fisherman and was always in competition with his brother, Estel, to see who could catch the most fish.
He is survived by five children, Misty (Twopony) Hankins, Dawn (Brian) Reynolds, Bryan (Lisa) Coffie, Brent (Krystal) Coffie and Charlene Johnson; 14 grandchildren, Cooper, Asher, Hunter and Tyler Hankins, KenLeigh and Phillip Mohr, Joshua, Christinah and Briannah Reynolds, Ryan, Steven and Jamie Coffie, Billy Coffie and Erin Johnson; and three brothers, Estel, Paul and Kenneth (Jeanette) Coffie.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Bill and Bessie; one sister, Louise Garland; and four brothers, Frank, Henry, Billy and S.J. Coffie
A memorial was held for friends and family Saturday, April 6, in Tennessee. Another memorial service will be held in Sycamore at 4:30 p.m. Saturday, April 20, at The Lost Mine Lounge, 1745 DeKalb Ave. Please come help share stories, celebrate, and toast the life of a wonderful man.