Can not believe it

Lenoir, NC

#1 Apr 18, 2013
Does anyone know what happened to Jerry Coffey from Gamewell? i heard he died. WOW
Smiley

Lakeland, FL

#2 Apr 18, 2013
Prayers for Jerry! He was a good old soul.
really

Lenoir, NC

#3 Apr 18, 2013
Probably crashed some rocketship he made out of a chevette. It probably had too many plywood signs on it ....RIP oh creator of things out of junk
run on

Newton, NC

#4 Apr 19, 2013
He took his own life. Sad really. A very very smart man who just didnt have the best way of communicating his ideas.
toy

West Jefferson, NC

#5 Apr 19, 2013
run on wrote:
He took his own life. Sad really. A very very smart man who just didnt have the best way of communicating his ideas.
very well put
Willis V

Lenoir, NC

#6 Apr 19, 2013
really wrote:
Probably crashed some rocketship he made out of a chevette. It probably had too many plywood signs on it ....RIP oh creator of things out of junk
oh that is soo wrong, but soooo funny
Kevin

Hudson, NC

#7 Apr 19, 2013
Willis V wrote:
<quoted text>oh that is soo wrong, but soooo funny
Yeah it is funny but ole Jerry was one of a kind. Interestingly though some of the greatest inventors and innovators in history have been considered quite eccentric just like he was. I guess in order to see what the future may hold you have to be able to think out of the box so to speak. RIP Jerry you will be missed.
Common Sense

Sherrills Ford, NC

#8 Apr 19, 2013
Mr. Coffey and I had many interactions over the years. Some were pleasant and some were not. He died on his birthday.

I didn't always agree with him, but he had a passion to make the world better.
Smiley

Spartanburg, SC

#9 Apr 19, 2013
Common Sense wrote:
Mr. Coffey and I had many interactions over the years. Some were pleasant and some were not. He died on his birthday.
I didn't always agree with him, but he had a passion to make the world better.
You are so right. Well said!!
rip

Lenoir, NC

#10 Apr 19, 2013
Hey Smiley! Long time no see.....Jerry was an absolute kook. He was awesome!
BCoffey

Millville, NJ

#11 Apr 22, 2013
May I ask which Jerry you are speaking of? and from where? My father was Jerry Coffey who passed away on sept. 19th 2012 from stomach cancer.
If it's not the same man its funny that my dad to was described as being crazy, one of a kind and had ideas to create many amazing things that we could only dream of.
Common Sense

Sherrills Ford, NC

#12 Apr 23, 2013
The Jerry we are speaking of died April 16th. He lived in Gamewell and was always concocting ideas to help Caldwell County. He had Chevy emblems tattooed on each cheek.
BCoffey

Millville, NJ

#13 May 6, 2013
Thank You for answering my question.Not my dad. Sorry for your towns loss... Sounds like he was quit the character.
Neighbor

Lenoir, NC

#14 May 6, 2013
Jerry was one of a kind and will be truly missed by many. He tried for many years to bring ideas that would build Caldwell Co. up; mostly the Town of Gamewell. He was proud of where he came from and wanted others to be proud too. He loved to show off his different cars. He rebuilt so many over the years including a helicopter. The signs on his cars showed his opinions because he was not afraid to tell it like was. One of the best mechanics around. Would give his shirt off his back if you needed it. He loved to joke around and have fun. He loved his wife, Gwen and missed her everyday since she passed. He loved and was very proud of his daughter, Jan. Displaying her works his cars also.
atoyot

Lenoir, NC

#15 May 6, 2013
Common Sense wrote:
...had Chevy emblems tattooed on each cheek.
What a fahking nutcase
amj

Lenoir, NC

#16 May 6, 2013
So sad to hear he passed. I worked with gwen years ago. He was a very good man and i valued how he spoke his mind. You will be missed jerry

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