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Ronald "Ron" Kendrick Coffey

August 19, 1948 ~ June 3, 2022 (age 73)

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Ronald “Ron” Kendrick Coffey, age 73 of Mount Airy, Georgia, passed away on Friday, June 3, 2022.

Born in Hampton, South Carolina on August 19, 1948, he was a son of the late Charles Coffey & the late Ann Thurman Coffey Ott. Ron was a retired veteran of the United States Army & the United States Air Force after 20 years of dedicated service. He proudly served his country in the Vietnam War. Ron spent 10 years in law enforcement with the last 3 years as a Federal Agent at Fort Bliss Army Base in El Paso, Texas and after moving to Mount Airy he was a former corrections officer with the Habersham County Sheriff’s Department. He was a wonderful son, husband, father, & grandfather. Ron was an accomplished Author with 2 novels & 1 book of poetry, a local playwrite, and enjoyed singing karaoke. He was a member of the Grant Reeves V.F.W. Post # 7720.

In addition to his parents, Ron was preceded in death by his daughter, Yvonne Coffey & by his brother, David Coffey.

Survivors include his loving wife of 24 years, Betty Baker Coffey of Mount Airy, GA; sons, Lance Coffey of El Paso, TX; Sean (Pam) Coffey of San Antonio, TX; step-father, John Ott of Turnerville, GA; brothers, Charles “Chuck” Coffey of Lisle, IL; sisters, DeAnne Ott House of Clayton, GA; & Christina Ott Lespinasse of Hoschton, GA; grandchildren, Adrian Coffey, Michael Coffey, Andrea Coffey, & Dominic Coffey; great-grandchild, Mateo; other relatives, friends, & doggies, Gretel, Cloe, Mitzie, & Annie.

A private family celebration of life will be held on Sunday, June 05, 2022.

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Arrangements by Hillside Memorial Chapel, Clarkesville, Georgia. (706) 754-6256  

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