The McCreary County Record


September 19, 2012

Nelson Anthony Coffey

Nelson Anthony Coffey age 49 years, 9 months, and 26 days, of Strunk, Kentucky passed away Thursday, September 13, 2012 at The University of Tennessee Medical Center in Knoxville, Tennessee. Funeral services were held Sunday, September 16, 2012 at 2:00 pm at the Hickman-Strunk Funeral Home with Bro. George Allen Coffey, Bro. Delmus Watson, Bro. Wayne Inman, and Bro. Stewart Jones officiating. Burial followed in the Sherd Dobbs Cemetery.

He was born November 17, 1962 at Scott County Hospital in Oneida, Tennessee to Daniel and Wanda Leigh (Roberts) Coffey. Nelson professed his salvation and love of God to Bro. Wayne Inman and his Mother. He was a computer whiz at which he earned his living, working for several large Corporations. He also enjoyed collecting and preserving vintage cars.

Preceding him in death is his father Daniel Coffey, grandparents Herbert & Lillie Coffey and Ed & Osha Roberts, uncles Boyce Dean Roberts, Charlie Tucker, and Earnest Koger, aunts Wanda Burke, Elsie Gregory, Lois Koger and Wilma Jean Dobbs, and special cousins Melissa Coffey, Gary Tucker, Terry Coffey and Bill Dobbs.

Survivors include his mother Wanda Leigh Coffey; brothers Daniel Coffey Jr., Ricky Coffey, Steve Coffey & wife, Rose Mary, and Kevin Coffey; a sister Deborah (Coffey) Ross & husband, Lonnie, all of Strunk, Kentucky; several nieces, nephews, uncles, aunts; and a best friend Cleveland Shinn.

All who knew and loved Nelson will miss him, but he has left a lot of wonderful memories each of us can cherish.

Condolences may be sent to the family at

Hickman-Strunk Funeral Home served the family of Mr. Nelson Coffey.

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