EAST PRAIRIE - Larry Joe Coffer, 66, died at 3:30 a.m. Dec. 19, 2007, at his home.
Born May 5, 1941, at Wolf Island, to the late Forrest W. and Iva Mae Johnson Coffer, he lived most of his life in Mississippi County and was a veteran of the U.S. Army.
On Aug. 9, 1980, at East Prairie, he married Carolyn Tripp, who preceded him in death on April 15, 2007.
One brother, Ray Coffer, also preceded him in death.
Survivors include: one daughter and son-in-law, Laura Jo and Opie Tatum of Bertrand; five stepsons and two daughters-in-law, Micheal and Susan Roberds of Mansfield, Ohio, Randy Roberds of Granite City, Ill., David Roberds of East Prairie, Danny and Kris Metheny of Glen Ellyn, Ill. and Chad Clark of Cape Girardeau; three sisters, Emma Lou Farrow of Anniston and Kay Garner and Jenni Wollman of East Prairie; and eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Visitation is at 6 p.m. Friday at the Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie, where services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday with Mike Johnson officiating.
Burial with full military honors will follow in the East Prairie Memorial Park Cemetery.