Olean - David E. Coffey "Loving Companion, Father, and Grandfather"
David E. Coffey, of 433 1/2 Second Avenue, passed away on Monday, June 17, 2019, at the Olean GeneralHospital, following a brief illness.
David was born on January 6, 1949 in Lackawanna and was a son of William Miles and Arline Audrey LeVere Coffey.
David attended AlfredUniversity. He enlisted in the US Army, serving during the Vietnam War as Military Police, from March 29, 1968 to March 22, 1971, during which time he endured so much to protect and serve our country. After his service, David became a self-employed carpenter throughout Western New York. He helped build more than 23 homes and renovate many other properties including stores around the Buffalo area. He was a licensed plumber and electrician as well.
David enjoyed fishing, going for rides, and traveling with his long time companion, Henry Mae. He really enjoyed helping people and was known as a people person.
David is survived by; his loving companion of 33 years, Henry Mae Elliott; 2 step daughters, Lisa (Neal) Hicks and Latice (Demetrius) Bailey; 2 step sons, John Elliott and David (Lynette) Elliott; 18 grandchildren; 7 great grandchildren; a sister, Nancy J. (Jon) Cooper; 10 brother-in-laws; 17 sister-in-laws; many, many nieces and nephews; his best friend, Peter (Amanda) Adams of Olean; 4 special friends, Judge Dave (Pixie) Porter, Harold Moore, David Moore, and Ray and his wife Mary.
David was predeceased by; his parents, 2 brothers, Richard William and Leonard James Coffey; his father-in-law David (Willie Mae) Elliott; his mother-in-law Daisy Brooks; a sister-in-law, Mattie Louise Brown; and a brother-in-law, Curtis Moore.
Friends will be received at the Letro-McIntosh-Spink Funeral Home, Inc., 646 E. State Street, Olean, on Saturday, June 29, 2019 from 10:00 am to 12:00 noon, at which time a Memorial Service will be held. The Rev. John E. Elliott, Sr., pastor of the Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church of Buffalo, will officiate. Full military honors will be accorded by the Allegany American Legion, Charles Harbel Post #895 ritual team. Online condolences may be made at www.LetroMcIntoshSpinkFuneralHome.com