Celebrating the life of John Richard "Dick" Coffman
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Obituary for John Richard "Dick" Coffman
John Richard “Dick” Coffman, age 89, of Oakland, IL, died Sunday, May 1, 2022, at Casey Health Care Center.
John was born September 5, 1932, to Lee and Claudine (Coy) Coffman. He married Joy Coley Duckworth on November 10, 1951; she preceded him in death on October 21, 2021.
John is survived by two children: Teresa (William) Deckard of Oakland, IL and Rick (Cathy) Coffman of Tuscola, TX; two grandchildren: Travis (Leanne) Thomas of Plainfield, IN and Judd (Stormie) Coffman of Ashmore, IL; four great-grandchildren: Zachary, Madison, Ethan, and Reese; two brothers: Ronnie (Mary Ellen) Coffman of Crawfordsville, IN, and Rodney (Carol) Coffman of Waveland, IN; and a special friend, Carol Coffman.
He was also preceded in death by his parents, two brothers: Bill Coffman and Howard Coffman; and four sisters: Wilma (Coffman) Kitson, Alma (Coffman) Duckworth, Jane (Coffman) Thomas, and Betty (Coffman) Watkins.
John previously worked as a farmer, at Coffman Standard Station in Longview, at GM in Danville, at Paul’s in Villa Grove, at Ecoff Trucking and at LTC Transport until the time of his retirement.
He enjoyed farming, go-kart racing, tractor pulling, woodworking cattlemen, antique hit ’n miss engines, square dancing, music, singing, and fishing (especially in the Gulf), NASCAR, and drag racing, and watching Judd run. He especially enjoyed spending time with his grandsons, Judd and Travis, and their wives, Stormie and Leanne, and he dearly loved time with his great-grandchildren Zachary, Madison, Ethan, and Reese. He was known to love socializing with his friends and having a beer now and then. He loved Florida and boating and fishing. His motto in life was “If you are going to do something, do it right.”
A celebration of life will be held on May 9, 2022, at the Newman American Legion Post 201 from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Krabel Funeral Home of Oakland, IL, is assisting the family with arrangements. Messages of sympathy may be left at www.krabelfuneralhome.com, and cards may be mailed to the Coffman family at PO Box 852, Oakland, IL, 61943. For those who wish, memorials in John’s honor may be made to the Newman American Legion Post 201.