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Obituary: Rex Coffey, 46, widely known businessman

Mr. Coffey was a deacon of the Beech Grove Separate Baptist Church

Rex Coffey, 46, 7944 South Hwy 55, Glens Fork, KY, died Sunday morning, June 11, 2006, at the Vanderbilt University Hospital in Nashville, TN.

The funeral service for Mr. Coffey will be Wednesday, June 14, 2006, at 1pmCT, at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home, 210 Greensburg ST, Columbia, KY, with Bro. Matt Cowan and Bro. Stanley Watson the officiating clergy.

Rex Coffey, Adair County, KY

He was born May 1, 1962. He died in Adair County, KY, June 11, 2006, at the age of 46 years, 1 month, and 10 days.

Mr. Coffey was a deacon of the Beech Grove Separate Baptist Church and was the owner of Rex's Cycle Shop in Columbia, KY.

He was the son of the late Leland Leslie Coffey.

He is survived by his mother, Imogene Grant, and his stepfather, Garvis Grant, of Glens Fork, KY, and the following:
  • His wife: Tammy Harper Coffey, Glens Fork, KY

  • One son: Matthew Coffey, Glens Fork, KY

  • One daugher: Leslie Coffey, Glens Fork, KY

  • One sister: Pam and her husband Brent Cundiff, Glens Fork, KY

  • Mother and father in law: Peggy and Stanley Welch, Louisville, KY

  • Brothers in law: Doug and wife Pam Conner, Albany, KY; Paul and Shirley Harmon, Louisville, KY; and Joe Harmon, Louisville, KY

  • And two nieces, three nephews, and aunts, uncles, and a host of wonderful friends
Interment will be in Grider Chapel Cemetery in Russell County, KY.

The family requests visiting after 4:00pm CT on Tuesday, June 13, 2006, at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home, 210 Greensburg ST, Columbia, KY.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of a donation to the Beech Grove Church and may be left at the funeral home.
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This obituary was made possible through the support of Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home, established in 1922, located at 210 Greensburg Street in Columbia. To reach Louis and Brenda McQueary and Richard and Mary Beth Phelps, phone 270-384-2145, or call our 24-hour community obituary information line, 384-6999. E-mail: Friends you trust, caring for people you love.

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Remembering Rex Coffey: A long wait at visitation

2006-06-13 - Columbia, KY - Photo CM staff. A LONG LINE waited patiently outside Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home to pay respects to Rex Coffey, whose life was cut far too short by a senseless act of violence. The funeral service will be Wednesday, June 14, 2006, at 1:00pm at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home.
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Remember Rex Coffey: Motorcycle escort riders wait to honor friend

2006-06-14 - Greensburg ST, Columbia, KY - Photo CM staff. AN ESTIMATED 50 CYCLISTS answered the call from Jerry Quinn, left, to form a motorcycle escort to honor their slain comrade, Rex Coffey. Waiting outside the Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home chapel where a capacity gathering heard the tributes, were, from left, riders David Eubank, Tommy Cook, Joe Gadberry, and Johnny Simpson. The Baptist Church parking lot was reserved for the cyclists. All parking spaces in the area were taken. Most in the downtown community quit work during the somber occasion. A very long procession accompanied Rex Coffey as he was carried home to the Grider Cemetery, where his father is buried, near Bryan in Russell County.
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Remembering Rex Coffey: Procession coming off Square

2006-06-14 - Columbia, Adair CO, KY - Photo Linda Waggener. AS THE LONG, LONG FUNERAL PROCESSION CAME OF THE SQUARE, traffic was also stopped going down Jamestown Hill as far as the eye could see. The cortege would make its way past Glens Fork, where Rex Coffey started his phenomenally successful business, to Grider Cemetery, for burial.
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