Donald Worley Coffey

January 23, 1945 - April 14, 2017
Donald Worley Coffey

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Don Worley Coffey, 72, of Hendersonville, went home on Good Friday to be with his Lord, a whole person for the first time ever.
Don was preceded in death by his mother, Azzalee Coffey.

His life began with many things most of us would never experience, but God had a plan; He doesn’t make mistakes. Don became a blessing in his journey of life and acceptance.

First Baptist Church became his home, his safe place, his sanctuary. The people became his family; they became his love. Indeed, he had struggles, but he shared the Gospel until his death.

Don is survived by his adopted family, who loved and cared for him for over 20 years: Lowell and Jan Jarrett, Tony, Kriss, Tori, and Alleigh Raymond, Mark and Carol Jarrett, and many family members who loved him unconditionally.

Thank you to: Darlene Lambert, Chris Mang, John Smith, Mark Williams, Tommy Manning for always taking the time to visit him; Wally Shamburger and Pastor Steve Scoggins for ministering to him; countless others for all the years you put joy into his life; Kim Gasperson for leading us and trusting us to take care of Don; and Greg Newman for always making Don feel special.

A special thanks to Hendersonville Health and Rehab for all the years of care and love you showed him, especially Valise Logan…you were by his side until the end.

To the Doctor at Pardee for laying hands on Don and praying over him…Thank you, dear doctor.

Elizabeth House was amazing. All the nurses and volunteers were so loving and caring, even crying as they heard his story. Thank you.

A private memorial service will be held on June 4th at 3 PM at the home of Lowell and Jan Jarrett.

In Don’s honor, please make a donation to the Special Friend’s Ministry at First Baptist Church, 312 Fifth Avenue W., Hendersonville, NC 28739; he would love that!

Isn’t it just like Don to leave us on Good Friday? Jesus died at 3PM and Don died at 3:03 PM. He wanted to go out special, and he did just that.

“Keep smiling!”

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  • April 17, 2017
    Carol Frost Fielder says:
    Dear FBC Family, There will be such a void in the family composition now, especially in the Special Friends class. Don was always running around the building & was a regular mainstay. Those who were touched by him will never be the same this side of heaven. But rejoice! We who know Jesus will see Don again! Amen & amen!

  • April 18, 2017
    Wendy Walker Ball says:
    I have such fond memories of Don's sweet spirit and smile.

  • April 18, 2017
    Bill and Sandee Carpenter says:
    Don was one of the first people to welcome us to First Baptist when Bill and I first joined in the 70's. He and Bill had a special friendship especially while we were at First Baptist before we went off to seminary. He never forgot us and always offered that big smile and greeting when we returned for a visit. Happy he is home with Jesus!

  • April 18, 2017
    Alton Connor says:
    Don, you and I had birthdays 2 days apart. I remember so many times thru the years at FBC, you would always ask me the week before your birthday to make you a new boutonniere to wear to church. Thru the years, I made many boutonnieres for you ... I can remember times when I would see you at church with 2 or 3 of them pinned to your suit jacket. You dearly loved Jesus and you wanted to make sure that everyone who came in contact with you knew Jesus! Now, you have a perfect body and you are perfectly healed, rejoicing in the presence of the Lord. You got to spend Easter with Him this year and I know that was a grand and glorious celebration! To all of your many friends at FBC, including me, our lives were richly blessed by having had you in our lives and you will be greatly missed, but I rejoice in knowing that your eartly suffering is over! Love and prayers to Lowell and Jan and their family for all the many years they cared for you. Rest in peace my friend and I will see you again one day when it is my turn to enter into His presence for all eternity.