June Lee "JL" Coffey, age 86 of Murphy, NC passed away Thursday, September 17, 2020.
He was born in Clay County, NC to the late Rev. Ham Coffey and Mollie Hyatt Coffey. JL was a US Marine veteran. He was a rural mail carrier for the United States Post Office. JL played the piano, guitar and bass guitar by ear. His greatest joy in life was spending time with Alex and Dorian and also sitting in the sun and napping in the garage. JL enjoyed playing golf with his brothers. He was a member of the Marble Springs Lodge #439 A.F. & A. M. In 1984 JL became an ordained Deacon at Pine Log Baptist Church and later became a member of Peachtree Memorial Baptist Church.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his brothers, James, Dee, Zeb, Birder and Austin and father in law, Grady McGaha.
He is survived by his wife, Freda McGaha Coffey; the loves of his life: daughter, Alex Taylor and grandson, Dorian Taylor; brother, Fred Coffey; sister, Mary Jane Owens; nieces and nephews, Rachel, Loretta, Camille, and Larry; mother in law, Ruth McGaha; brother and sister in laws, Jimmy and Doris, Michael and Mary and Gaitha; and many great nieces and nephews.
Funeral Services will be held at 4 pm, Sunday, September 20, 2020 at the Peachtree Memorial Baptist Church. Rev. Aud Brown and Rev. Noah Crowe will officiate. Burial will be in the Greenlawn Memorial Gardens with mason graveside rites being conducted by the Marble Springs Lodge #439 A.F. & A. M. Pallbearers will be the Marble Springs Lodge #439.
The family will receive friends from 2-4 pm, Sunday, September 20, 2020 at the Peachtree Memorial Baptist Church.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Marble Springs Lodge #439 A.F. & A.M, 12 Bluff Road, Marble, NC 28905.
Townson-Rose Funeral Home is in charge of all arrangements.
You may send tributes to the family at www.townson-rose.com