Ernest  Coffman

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Ernest Coffman Ernest Coffman, 91, of Pittsburg, Kan., passed away July 20, 2016, at Via Christi Hospital, Pittsburg. He was born February 23, 1925, in Garland County, Ark., the son of Tom and Mollie (Moore) Coffman. Ernest was a World War II veteran. He enlisted in the U.S. Army on July 7, 1943, and was honorably discharged on December 12, 1945. On February 27, 1949, he was united in marriage to Helen Hockett, in Kansas City, Mo.; she survives him of the home. He worked four years at Ford Motor Company and then took a job with Southwestern Bell where he spent 34 ½ years as an installation and repair technician, retiring in 1986. Ernest was an avid outdoorsman. He loved hunting, fishing, gardening, and working with his hands. He was a devoted husband, father, brother, and grandfather. His family was very important to him along with Faith and Country. Additional survivors include a daughter, Cindy Dickens and husband, Steve, of Joplin, Mo.; a grandson, Jason Dickens; and a sister, Edna Ballard, of Kingsport, Tenn. He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, and two sisters. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 27, at the Bath-Naylor Funeral Home with Rev. Greg Dixon officiating. Burial will follow in the Quaker Valley Cemetery. Family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday evening. Memorials may be made to the Trinity Baptist Church, in Pittsburg; these may be left at or mailed to the funeral home. Condolences may be left at www.bathnaylor.com. Services and arrangements are under the direction of the Bath-Naylor Funeral Home, 522 S. Broadway, Pittsburg, KS.
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Published on July 24, 2016
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