EAST PRAIRIE - Gordon Ray Coffer, 68, died at 3:15 p.m. Feb. 23, 2005, at his home.
Born Aug. 7, 1936, in Wolf Island, son of the late Forrest W. and Iva Mae Johnson Coffer, he lived in Mississippi County most of his life and was of the Baptist belief. He was a farmer and worked for Hartwell Aircraft in Culvert City, Calif., for 15 years.
Survivors include: three daughters, Melinda Kaanoi of Vacaville, Calif., Melisa M. Stegall of Thousand Oaks, Calif., and Machelle R. Delgado of Simi Valley, Calif.; one son, Frank Jackson of Las Vegas; one brother, Larry J. Coffer of East Prairie; three sisters, Carolyn Kaye Garner of East Prairie, Jennifer Wollman of Charleston and Emma Lou Farrow of Columbia; and seven grandchildren.
Visitation begins at 6 p.m. today at Shelby Funeral Home, where services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday with James White, officiating.
Burial will follow in East Prairie Memorial Park Cemetery.