SAM COFFIN, 82 of Bogata

sam02Samuel [Sam] John Coffin, 82 of Bogata, died on Tuesday, December 23, 2014 at Paris Regional Medical Center. Funeral Services have been scheduled for Saturday, December 27, 2014 at 11:00am in the First Baptist Church of Bogata. Military Honors will follow at Bogata Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6-7pm on Friday evening at the funeral home.

He was born on November 10, 1932 in Shawnee, Oklahoma, a son of Orville and Ivy Cole Coffin. He was a Retired US Navy Veteran. He married the former Cleavie Frances Bailey on May 26, 1972. He was a long time faithful member of the First Baptist Church of Bogata. Sam was sober for 44 years, owing that success to the 12 Step Program and his faith in God. He was preceded in death by brothers, Zechariah, Austin, and Hezekiah Coffin and sisters, Imogene Whitten and Jessie Curry.

Survivors include his wife, Cleavie of Bogata. He is also survived by six children: Debbie Puckett of Corpus Christi; Sam Coffin, Jr. and wife, Maggie of Paris; Richard Dwight Coffin of Paris; Janice McElbeney of San Antonio; Shirley Clark and husband, Phil of Weatherford, and Cindy Blain of Corpus Christi; stepchildren: Marilyn Love and husband, Tom of Grand Prairie; David Bull of Paris; LeAnn Avance and husband, Billy of Powderly; Terry Bull and wife, Pam of Paris; sister, JoAnn Woldork of Breezy Illinois; 16 grandchildren; numerous great grandchildren.

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  1. Brannan's Bass Shop says:

    Our prayers and thoughts are with the family at this time of need! May God wrap his arms around you and give you comfort and strength to get through the coming days! Sam will be missed by all who knew him. Love from our families to yours!

  2. Harry & Margaret Cunningham says:

    Cleavie, we are so sorry about your loss. Our prayers and thoughts are with you and the family. May God bless each and every one of you.

  3. Les Goodman says:

    Sam sold me a boat one time for $10 down and $10 a week for a year. Every time I gave him the $10 he would say “Got to go get me a new lure.” He was an inspiration to me and today I have 8 1/2+ years of sobriety. Sorry for your loss. God Bless.

    • Cindy Blain says:

      Thank you Les for your little story you shared about my daddy. I am his youngest of the six but because of lies all my life I missed out on really getting to know a great man. I just want to soak in every story people share. I bet dad is having coffee with Bill Wilson wilson right now. God bless you!

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