ALTO – Woodrow Wilson “Woody” Coffee Jr., 66, died Saturday, January 24, 2009, following a sudden illness.
Born on August 22, 1942, in Habersham County, he was the son of the late Woodrow Wilson Sr. and Pearl Mozill Yarber Coffee. He was a member of the Mt. View Baptist Church, and member of the Walkinshaw Hunting Club. He was founder of the Chattahoochee Bass Club, Woody’s Taxidermy and Woody’s Taxidermy Campfire Talk. He was preceded in death by a son, William Shannon Coffee.
Survivors include his wife, Rose Baker Coffee, Alto; daughter and son-in-law, Danette Heffin and Wesley Cox, Canon; sons and daughter-in-law, Sonny and Tanya Coffee and Bobby Coffee, all of Baldwin; step-sons and daughters-in-law, Ken and Sherri Cook, Cornelia, Kim and Lana Cook, Dahlonega; 11 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday, January 27, at 2:30 p.m., at Whitfield Funeral Home with the Rev. Keith Allison and Pastor Mike Franklin officiating. Burial will be at Mt. View Baptist Church cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Monday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, the family request that memorials be made to Rose Coffee, c/o Community Bank and Trust, P.O. Box 1900, Cornelia, Ga. 30531.
Whitfield Funeral Home, South Chapel, Baldwin, is in charge of arrangements.