The Enid News and Eagle, Enid, OK

Death Notices

August 5, 2012

Frank Edward Coffey

Published 8-5-12

ENID — Frank Edward Coffey was born November 20, 1938, to Robert and Pearl (Messenger) Coffey in Enid. Growing up, he enjoyed nothing more than playing baseball with his friends. He went on to play with a minor league team.

Frank served his country for nine years as a staff sergeant in the Army National Guard. He received an honorable discharge in 1964.

In 1962, Frank married Judith Sloan, and they had six children, Frank Jr. (Butch) Coffey, currently in Sweden; Sherida Johnson, Wylie, TX; Robert (Scooter) Coffey, Enid; Larry Coffey, Enid; Samantha Bee, Enid; and Amanda Self, Alvarado, TX.

For more than 19 years, Frank worked as a machinist for Speedstar. Then, he opened his first bar in North Enid in 1988.

Frank married JoElla Allen in October 1989 and gained two more daughters, Brandy Washburn, Enid, and Amber May, Perryton, TX. Frank and JoElla went on to manage and run two more bars in Enid, Club 30 and Franks Place. He continued his love of baseball, music and his family and friends, right up to his final days.

Frank passed away at home August 1, 2012, surrounded by those who loved him. Frank laughed often; he loved with his whole heart and he fought the good fight of life. He lived well, and he gave ’em hell.

He follows both of his parents; brother Robert; and father-in-law Ernie Allen in death. He leaves behind his wife, JoElla; all eight of his children and their spouses; 15 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; sister Della Irene Mott; mother-in-law Deanna Allen; and his three beloved cats.

Funeral will be 11 a.m. Monday, August 6, 2012, in Henninger-Hinson Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation with family and friends will be 2-4 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Memorials may be given in Frank’s name to Pioneer Baseball Camp through Interbank, 3702 W. Owen K. Garriott, Enid, OK, 73703.

(Submitted by family)

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