Charles William Coffey, 73, of Taylorville passed away Monday December 12, 2011 at 2:26pm at Taylorville Memorial Hospital in Taylorville. He was born May 11, 1938 in Stonington, IL to Earl and Ruth (Miller) Coffey. He married Barbara Anne Helmers on Dec 10, 1957 in St. Mary's Catholic Church in Taylorville, IL. She preceded him in death on November 19, 2009. He was a retired Maintenance Supervisor. He was also a sports enthusiast. He Especially loved basketball and he enjoyed watching the Fighting Illini during winning seasons. He was a avid fan of the Lady Terriers and Lady Tornadoes. He and friend Dick could be seen at all the games and their encouraging comments, coaching tips and officiating assistance could be heard from the stands.. Chuck loved cruises with his friends and trips to the beach with family. He took great pride in the accomplishments of his children and grand children. He was loved by his family for his strong guidance and words of wisdom.
He is survived by sons, Michael (Angie) Coffey of Peculiar, MO and Mark (Companion Tammy Scott) Coffey of Taylorville, IL. Daughters, Cheryl (Steve) McMahon, Carole (Mark) Harrison, Lisa (Andy) Daykin and Lori Burdzilauskas all of Taylorville, IL. Sisters, Leah (Vernon) Bailey of TEXAS, Elsie (Bob) Creson of NE, Mary Lunsford of Stonington, IL. Brothers, Gene (Sally) Coffey of Warner Robbins, GA and Merle (Rita) Coffey of Greenville, IL. Grandchildren, Todd (Wendy) Brookens, Nichole Coffey, Shauna (Tre) Nash, Abby (Ben) Briggs of Stonington, IL, Coral, Jordan, Ivory and Madi Harrison, Alyssa and Alex Daykin, Chauntae (Chuck) Stubbs and Jeff (Companion Lexi Haines) Burdzilauskas all of Taylorville, Chad (Tiffany) Vingst and Wes Verdeyn both of Aledo, IL, Jerome Verdeyn of Watson, IL and Mikhail Coffey of Taylorville and Paige (Justin)Carle, LA, Stacie and Bobby Scott of Taylorville, IL. 29 great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by parents, wife, Barbara; grandson Jack Harrison; Brothers Harold and Tom Coffey
The family has requested no visitation. Funeral Mass will be held at 11:00am Friday Dec 16, 2011 at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Taylorville with Father Alan Hunter officiating. Inurnment will be at Glen Haven Memorial Gardens, Taylorville, IL.
Arrangements by Sutton Memorial Home, Taylorville, IL. Sign on line guest book at www.suttonmemorialhome.com
Memorials: St. Marys Catholic School, 422 S. Washington St. Taylorville, IL 62568.