GALLIPOLIS — Okey E. Coffee, 82, of Gallipolis, went to be with the Lord on Monday, April 28, 2014, at Holzer Medical Center.
He was born July 22, 1931, in Garwood, W.Va., son of the late Gaylord and Mary Elizabeth Snipes Coffee. Okey married Phoebe A. Miller on May 14, 1952, in Rubyville, Ohio.
He was a U. S. Army veteran of the Korean War. Okey graduated from Columbus Barber College and retired as a barber after 40 years. He was a member of First Baptist Church, Ole Car Club, Thurman Grange and VFW 4464. He loved his antique car and enjoyed his grandson.
Surviving are his wife, Phoebe A. Coffee, of Gallipolis; his daughter Beth A. Coffee, of Gallipolis; a grandson, Travis W. Letcavits, of Canal Winchester; two sisters, Lola June McComber, of California, and Louise (Kenny) Holcomb, of Columbus; one brother, Luke Edward (Doris) Coffee, of Vinton; a special niece raised in the home, Joan (Don) Nevaker, of Maryland; a sister-in-law, Delores Coffee, of Vinton; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, Okey was preceded in death by a daughter, Cathy A. Coffee, in 1970; brother John Coffee; and sister Lora Ruth Deckard.
Services will be 1 p.m. Thursday, May 1, 2014, at Willis Funeral Home with Pastor Alvis Pollard, Chaplain Fred Williams and Pastor David Harkleroad officiating. Burial will follow in Ohio Valley Memory Gardens.
Friends may call at the funeral home from 5-8 p.m. Wednesday, April 30, 2014.
There will be graveside military services by volunteers of area veteran's lodges.
Pallbearers will be Travis Letcavits, Mark Coffee, Paul Holcomb, Jim Metzler, Ed Johnson and Bob Cox. Honorary pallbearers will be Dave McCoy, Gene Oiler, Chuck Metzler, Howard Waugh and Ted Hanna.
Please visit www.willisfuneralhome.com to send e-mail condolences.