Obituary: Walter Coffman

June 8, 1932 – May 7, 2022

Walter Coffman, 89, formerly of Mitchell, passed away Saturday, May 7, 2022, at his home.

Born June 8, 1932, in Lincoln County, Kentucky, he was the son of Prior and Celeste (Clements) Coffman. He married Lettie Marie Lane on August 8, 1950, and she preceded him in death on May 25, 2021.

Walter and his wife, Lettie, owned the Daily Scoop for many years. He was a U.S. Air Force Veteran of the Korean War. Walter was a member of the American Legion Post 250, VFW Post 9107, Mitchell Masonic Lodge No. 228 F. & A.M., and 39th Steet Christian Church. He loved his dogs.

Survivors include his children, Walter Eugene (Debbie) Coffman of Bedford, Ernie (Wilma) Coffman of Bedford, and Lisa (Mary) Coffman of New Albany; seven grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

His parents; daughter, Pamela Marie Coffman; brothers, Leon Coffman, Raymond Coffman, James Coffman, Dudley Coffman; and sisters, Edna Lister and Addie Lister, preceded him in death.

The funeral service will be at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, May 11, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with Bruce Becker and Kelly Carson officiating. Burial will follow in Mitchell Cemetery with military rites accorded by the American Legion Post 250 and VFW Post 9107. A memorial service will be conducted at 12:30 p.m., Wednesday, by the Mitchell Masonic Lodge No. 228 F. & A.M. The family will receive friends from 11:00 a.m. until the time of the service Wednesday at the funeral home.

Memorial gifts can be made in Walter’s memory to the LA-OR-MA Shrine Club

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