Billy Dee Coffman August 29, 1929 ~June 28, 2013

Billy Dee Coffman 83, of Fayetteville passed away on Friday, June 28, 2013 at Circle of Life Hospice in Springdale. He was born on August 29, 1929 in White Deer, Texas to DeWitt Carradine and Gracie Jewel Coffman.He graduated Sabine High School in Kilgore, Texas in 1949. He joined the United States Air Force in 1950. In 1953 he was honorably discharged as Airman first class. He attended Stephen F. Austin University in Nacogdoches, Texas and Kilgore Junior College in Kilgore, Texas. He was a member of the White River Fellowship in Elkins. He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Mozelle Heath and Wanda Hurst; two brothers, Lloyd Coffman and Jerald Coffman. Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Wilma Faye Coffman of the home; son, Billy Carl and wife Kathleen Coffman of Lake Cypress Springs,Texas; daughter, Phyllis Elaine Neal and husband Steve of Hazel Valley; grandchildren, Reese Joshua Neal and wife Brianna of Gilbert, Arizona, Christopher Craig Coffman and wife Crystal of Trenton, Texas, Jesyka Erin Farley and husband David of Siloam Springs and Danielle Nichole Coffman of Allen, Texas; great grandchildren, Taylor Nicole Coffman, Brynn Nayeli Neal,  Chase Cooper and Christian Harrell; sister, Jerry Ann Madden of Wichita Falls, Texas and several other Family members and friends.The family will receive friends from 4 to 6 PM Monday, July 1, 2013 at the funeral home. A funeral service will held 2:00 PM Tuesday at Beard’s Funeral Chapel with Chaplain Audie Long officiating. Burial will follow at the Hazel Valley Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Wilard Walker Hospice, P.O Box 356, Fayetteville, Araknsas 72702 or White River Fellowship building fund, P.O Box 335, Elkins, Arkansas 72727Online condolences may be made to the family at www.beardsfuneralchapel.com.



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    Royce Berry » 30. Jun, 2013

    Kathy and I are sorry for your loss of Bill we know he is in a better place now he had suffered a lot over the past few years.

    Love Royce & Kathy

    Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Wheeler » 01. Jul, 2013

    Our deepest sympathies go out to the Coffman family. May God be with you during these difficult times.

    Lloyd Wheeler and Anita Tipping-Wheeler

    Harriet Neiman » 01. Jul, 2013

    Dear Coffman family,
    I read today that Mr. Bill Coffman passed away. I know Mr. Coffman will be missed; cherish your happy memeories of him.
    Years ago I knew a Wilma Coffman in Houston. She was then called “Dado”. Could this be the same Mrs. Coffman?
    Harriet Neiman

    Byron & Leticia Burns » 01. Jul, 2013

    We are very sorry for your lose. If we can do anything for you or your family, give us a call.

    Carolyn Henry » 02. Jul, 2013

    faye I am so sorry to hear about the passing if Bill. I have thought about you so many times, John passed away July 11, 1994 from cancer.I now live in Denton Texas close to my 3 girls. You are in my thoughts and prayers. I would love too hear from you. You and Bill was like family to me. You are in my prayers.Love you always , your friend, Carolyn

    Norene Green » 02. Jul, 2013

    Dear Faye and family,
    I just learned of the loss of Billy Dee. I am sending you my deepest sympathy as I am unable to attend. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this most difficult time. I know you will miss him.

    Norene Green and the Knight family

    The Stanley's » 02. Jul, 2013

    We were so blessed to have known Bill. So sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with your whole family.

    Much Love,
    Tim, Tina, Zach and Amanda

    Bobby Steward » 02. Jul, 2013

    My condolences to your family. Billy Dee was my mother’s cousin. Her name was LaVerne Souther.

    David and Diana Walker » 03. Jul, 2013

    David and I are so sorry for your loss. We will keep you and your family in our prayers and thoughts. God bless.

    Stanley and Nancy Wilson » 03. Jul, 2013

    Phyllis, we were sorry to hear about the passing away of your dad. We want you to know that our thoughts and prayers are with you. Let us know if there is anything that we can do for you and your family.

    Stanley and Nancy Wilson

    Jan(Janice Nell Carpenter) McBride » 03. Jul, 2013

    I saw the article in the Longview Obits and thought of all the good times I had at your home at Sabine. Jerry Ann and I were good friends. Thinking of you all. Jan McBride ( Janice Nell Carpenter). jannmcb@aol.com