Russell William Coffey

March 14, 1932 - January 30, 2017

Obituary

Russell William Coffey was born on March 14, 1932 west of Hinton, OK to Harvey and Dorothy (Day) Coffey. He passed away on January 30, 2017 at his home in Hinton, OK at the age of 84. Russell graduated from SWOSU in Weatherford, OK with a Master's Degree in Education. He married Patricia McWhirter on December 22, 1961 in Maysville, OK. Russell was the principal at Will Rogers Elementary School in Altus, OK for many years. He was also a farmer, rancher, a spur collector, and avid horseman. He was involved in organizing the Great Plains Stampede Rodeo in Altus, OK, was a member of the American Quarter Horse Association, a member of The Kiwanis Club, and a member of the Canadian Rivers Old Iron Club in El Reno, OK. Russell had a pilot's license as well. He thoroughly enjoyed welding and made metal artwork in his spare time. He also loved hit and miss engines. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Hinton, OK. He will be greatly missed by all those who loved him so much.

Survivors Include: his wife, Pat Coffey of Hinton, OK, his children, Larry Coffey of Durant, OK, Janet McCauley and husband Jim of Edmond, OK, and Wade Coffey and wife Cheryl of Stillwater, OK, his grandchildren, Randal Coffey, Ryan Coffey, Laramie and Wyatt Coffey, Tyler Jenkins, Kristen Barrante and husband Justin, and Jane and Susan McCauley, his great grandchildren, Alexis Coffey and Jude Barrante, as well as many other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Harvey Coffey and Dorothy Coffey Herbold, his siblings, Goldie Gouge and Quay Coffey.

In Lieu of Flowers, Memorial Donations may be made to Russell Murray Hospice, 221 S. Bickford Ave, El Reno, OK 73036

Events

Family Visitation: Turner Funeral Home, Thursday, 6-8 PM, February 2, 2017, Hinton, OK

Services: First United Methodist Church, Friday, 10:00 AM, February 3, 2017, Hinton, OK

Officiating: Rev. Gary Haynes

Burial: Hinton Cemetery, Hinton, OK

Services entrusted to Turner Funeral Home, Hinton, Oklahoma. Condolences may be sent to the family at turnerfuneralhomes@gmail.com, turnerfh.net, or you can find us on facebook.com (Turner Funeral Homes).