Sterling Coffman

Sterling Brice Coffman, 98, of Ronceverte, WV, passed away on Monday, March 9, 2020, at the Peyton Hospice House in Lewisburg, WV.

Born on August 6, 1921, in Ronceverte, he was a son of Tilden and Mary Florence Perkins Coffman.

Sterling was a country gentleman and a member of the McLean Presbyterian Church. He was a WWII Army Air Corp veteran. Sterling was a loving, caring husband, and a strong and gentle father.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Frances McGrady Coffman on February 26, 2005; and several siblings.

He is survived by daughters, Clara Lee Coffman Worley (Wes) of Covington, VA, and Mary Elizabeth Coffman Baker (Nathan) of Nashville, TN; and his canine companion, Shadow.

Special thanks goes to HospiceCare of Lewisburg, and Dr. Charles McClung.

Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, March 13, 2020, at the Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home in Ronceverte, with Pastor Carl Pattison officiating. Military honors will be conducted at the Salem Presbyterian Church Cemetery in Organ Cave, WV, by the VFW.

The family will receive friends from 12 p.m. until time of the service at the funeral home on Friday.

In lieu of flowers, donations of sympathy may be made to HospiceCare, 1265 Maplewood Ave., Lewisburg, WV 24901.

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Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home in Ronceverte is in charge of arrangements.

Obituary originally published in the March 12, 2020, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.


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