Tommy J. “Tom” Coffey, 74, of Purlear passed away Friday, May 24, 2019, at his home. Tom was born Oct. 22, 1944, in Wilkes County to Joshua “Nick” and Mabel Parsons Coffey.

He was a retired truck driver for L&L Machinery and Bassett Walker, driving most of his adult life. He attended Davis Memorial Baptist Church and enjoyed watching NASCAR, bees and squirrel hunting.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Mary Ruth Coffey; three sisters, Josephine Porter, Hallie Crenshaw and Grace Coffey; and a brother, Wade Coffey.

Surviving are his wife, Mary Soots Coffey of the home; a son, Tommy Junior Coffey and spouse, Mary Doris, of Millers Creek; two daughters, Susie Adams and spouse, Bo, of Millers Creek and Brenda Stanley and spouse, Barry, of North Wilkesboro; and two grandchildren and one great-grandson.

Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. on Monday, May 27, 2019, at Davis Memorial Baptist Church, with the Rev. Hadley Triplett officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery. The family received friends at Davis Memorial Baptist Church from noon until 1 p.m. Monday, prior to the service.

Flowers will be accepted. Memorials may be made to Davis Memorial Baptist Church, 311 Red Top Road, Wilkesboro, N.C. 28697.

Miller Funeral Service is in charge of the arrangements. Online condolences may be made at

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