Woodrow Coffey, Jr., 80, of Summerville, South Carolina, passed away January 13, 2014, at Trident Medical Center where he spent the last two weeks of his life battling lung cancer.
Born in Oneida, September 22, 1933, he was preceded in death by his parents, Woodrow and Emma West Coffey.
He was veteran of the Korean Conflict and Vietnam, retiring from the United States Air Force with 21 years of active duty service. He also retired from the Charleston Air Force Base Civil Service. He spent the last three years of his life dealing with the crippling effects of Guillain-Bere Syndrome. He valiantly fought the disease that came upon him but was unable to conquer the lung cancer that appeared just a weeks before his death. He is best known for his wonderful sense of humor and his love for people. He was a member of Northwood Church.
He is survived by his wife, Peggy Ann Craynon Coffey; children: Kimberly Hawkins (Dale), and Sonya Coffey Reiss (Christopher), all of Goose Creek, SC, Brian Coffey (Kathy) of Moncks Corner, SC, and Mark Coffey of Chapel Hill, NC; grandchildren: Christina Poyner, Travis Dale Hawkins, Shannon Hawkins, Brandon Coffey, Rachel Coffey, Micah McCrackin, and Megan McCrackin; 11 great-grandchildren, half-brother, Michael Phillips Coffey of Oneida; and many other relatives.
Funeral service was conducted January 16, at Northwood Church. Interment followed at Carolina Memorial Park, North Charleston.
A memorial message may be written to the family at www.jamesadyal.com.
James A. Dyal Funeral Home, Summerville, SC, had charge of arrangements.