Newport News - Joseph Coffield, 87 passed peacefully at home on October 20th, 2012 with his hand held by Judy, his loving companion of 22 years. A lifelong resident of Norfolk and proud graduate of Granby High School, class of 1947, he was a member of the Nobles of the Mystic Shrine and Khedive Drum Corps over the past 40 years; and the founder of the Scooter Patrol. Joseph proudly served his country in the Army during WWII
, receiving the Bronze Star
and accompanying Service Medals. After retiring from the Naval Regional Finance Center, JB went on to obtain his realty license.
He is survived by Judy, as well as his nephews Wayne,Tommy Jr., Jay, Jimmy, Johnny, and niece, Ellen.
A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Monday October 29th at Hollomon-Brown located on 8464 Tidewater Drive, Norfolk. Burial will follow at Cedar Grove Cemetery at 238 Princess Anne Road, Norfolk.
Memorials may be made to Alzheimer's Foundation of America.