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Originally published: 2013-05-20 14:16:47
Last modified: 2013-05-21 14:59:37

Rev. Dean Coffey

The Rev. Dean Coffey, 75, of 210 Margot Road, Boone, went home to be with his Lord, Friday afternoon, May 17, 2013, at Glenbridge Health and Rehabilitation in Boone.

The Rev. Coffey was born Oct. 5, 1937, in Watauga County, a son of the late Wiley Earl Coffey, Sr. and Edna Story Coffey. He was a retired Baptist Minister and served several churches in the area, including Laurel Fork Baptist Church, of which he was a member and sang in the choir. Dean also served in the Navy for two years, prior to going into the Ministry, and retired from the Navy Reserves after 27 years of service. He was also an active member of the Masonic Snow Lodge in Boone.

The Rev. Coffey is survived by his wife of almost 52 years, Fairylee Davis Coffey of the home; one daughter, Lavena Dodd of Boone; two sons, Kevin Dean Coffey of Boone, and Michael Kenneth Coffey and wife, Gina, of Dacula, Ga.; three grandsons, Derrick Cook and wife, Ashley, of Cherryville, Dustin Cook and fiancee, Janasee Gregg, of Newton-Conover, and Logan Coffey of Dacula; four granddaughters, Carla Coffey of Union Grove, Casey Trivette and husband, Corey, of Harmony, Alena Dodd of Boone, and Jasmine Coffey of Dacula; five great-grandchildren, Alexis and Gavin Cook of Myrtle Beach, S.C., Hayley Cook of Cherryville, Skyler and Kinley Trivette of Harmony; and one half-sister, Verdola Coffey of Granite Falls. He is also survived by a number of nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one son, Nathen Coffey, and two brothers, Wiley Earl Coffey, Jr., and Kenneth Asher Coffey.

Funeral services, celebrating the life of the Rev. Dean Coffey were conducted 3 p.m. Monday, May 20, 2013, at Laurel Fork Baptist Church. The body lay in state, at the church, from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Officiating the services were Dr. Daniel Featherstone. Military graveside rites provided by American Legion Post 130 and Disabled American Veterans Chapter 90, and Masonic graveside rites and burial,provided by Snow Lodge followed in the Laurel Fork Baptist Church Cemetery.

The family received friends 1:30 to 3 p.m. Monday, at the church, prior to the service.

Online condolences may be sent to the Coffey family at

Hampton Funeral and Cremation Service is in charge of the arrangements.