Obituary: James 'Jim' R. Coffey
James "Jim" R. Coffey, 90, of Williams, Arizona, passed away peacefully on July 19, 2023. He was born on March 22, 1933, in Perry County, Missouri. Jim was a devoted family man, known for his kindness, gentle nature, and unwavering love for his family.
Jim is survived by his loving son, James R. Coffey Jr. (Lisa), and his daughter, Kimberly Coffey, both of Williams, AZ. He was a cherished grandfather to Crystal Booth (Travis) of Stevensville, Montana, Justin Coffey of Flagstaff, Arizona, Jason Coffey (Naomi) of Oak Grove, Kentucky, Freya Smith (Chris) of North Las Vegas, Nevada, Hunter Sagvold (Kaylea) of Tolleson, Arizona, and Kelby Sagvold (Ginger) of Yucca Valley, California. Jim was also blessed with 17 great-grandchildren, with another beautiful great grandchild on the way.
Jim Coffey was a skilled Master Journeyman Tile Setter having worked his trade at many celebrity homes in Southern California. He was Union Representative, dedicating himself to improving his craft and serving as an advocate for his fellow workers. In his free time, Jim enjoyed his hobbies, particularly as an avid vehicle mechanic or generally tinkering in his garage with the sounds of Old Country music playing. He enjoyed passing his mechanical knowledge on to his kids and grandkids. He also enjoyed fishing, finding joy in the good meals nature could provide. As a former Little League baseball manager Jim was always excited for the Little League baseball World Series and the enthusiasm the young players had for the game.
Jim honorably served his country in the Army from 1953 to 1955 as a Light Vehicle Driver and Mechanic. He was awarded the National Defense Service Medal, Army Occupation Medal (Germany) and Good Conduct medal.
James "Jim" R. Coffey was a man of faith and will forever be remembered for his unwavering love, kindness, and forgiving nature. His legacy of hard work and devotion to family and faith will continue to inspire and guide the family as they carry on his Legacy. He will be deeply missed and forever cherished in our hearts.