Robert Lewis Coffey
He was born in Chattanooga, Tennessee in 1926, the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Charles S. Coffey, Sr. He grew up in Chattanooga, attended Baylor Military Academy, and then joined the U.S. Navy in 1944 at the age of 17. During WW II he participated in the Battle of Okinawa as a part of the crew of the USS LST 841.
After the war he studied business at the University of Chattanooga and then electronic engineering at Valparaiso Technical Institute, eventually joining Lockheed Georgia Company where he worked for 35 years.
In 1948 he married Frances Sue Davidson of Red Bank, Tennessee and then raised his family in Georgia. They were married for 63 years.
Over the years his interests included photography, short wave radio, woodworking, electronics, and more. He was well known for his talent of being able to repair almost anything! He was a loving husband and father who was happiest when with his family and working in his workshop.
He was a member of Faith Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church and is survived by his wife Frances Sue, daughters Dorothy Sue and Martha Jean, and sons Edward Parker and Robert Lynn. Additional survivors are a sister Mary Katherine Rawlings and a brother Reverend Jon Coffey, along with eight grandchildren, and two great grandchildren.
The family will receive visitors at West Cobb Funeral Home from 9:30 am until 10:30 am on Friday. Donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association on behalf of Robert Coffey. Alzheimer Association 1925 Century Blvd NE, Suite 10, Atlanta, GA 30345. Online Guest Book available at www.westcobbfuneralhome.com
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Donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association on behalf of Robert Coffey. Alzheimer Association 1925 Century Blvd NE, Suite 10, Atlanta, GA 30345.