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Donald Ray Coffey age 69

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Donald Ray Coffey age 69 went to play the back nine on the other side of the pearly gates on Saturday, October 24, 2015.

A native of Rutherford County he was a son of the late Paul "Red" and Lorena Haulk Coffey.

Don was a retired mail carrier of 37 years who not only delivered mail but carried kindness to his residents. He loved sports and was well known as "Coach Coffey" for over 30 years. He was inducted into the East Rutherford High Athletic Hall of Fame in 2013 for football, basketball and baseball.

He is survived by his wife Marlene Hooper Coffey of the home, two daughters Allyson Galloway and husband Mark of Forest City, NC and Melony Bailey of Forest City, NC; a twin sister Donnis Head of Forest City, NC; three stepdaughters - Peggy Horne of Forest City, NC, Annette Blanton and husband Neil of Greensboro, and Lynn Wells of Forest City, NC; eight grandchildren, four great grandchildren and a number of lifelong friends such as Phillip Godfrey and golf buddies Tony Fowler, Cooter Robbins and Jimmy Martin.

A celebration of Don's life was held at Spencer Baptist Church with Rev. Bruce Caldwell, Rev. Wayne Toney and Rev. Kelly Settlemyre officiating. In lieu of flowers memorials are requested to The Spencer Baptist Church Building Fund 187 North Oak Street Spindale, NC 28160.

Crowe's Mortuary is assisting the family.

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