Woodward County Obituaries


Darrel L. "Rooster" Coffey
13 Dec 1955 - 04 Sep 2006

Woodward News
07 Sep 2006, Page 3

Funeral services for Darrel L. "Rooster" Coffey, age 50 of Gage, Okla., will be Friday, Sept. 8, 2006 at 2 p.m. at the Gage School Auditorium. The Rev. Alan Bowman will officiate. Interment will be in the Gage Memorial Cemetery under the direction of Johnson's Good Samaritan Funeral Service of Shattuck.

Rooster was born on Dec. 13, 1955 at Manhattan, Kan. to Edward LeRoy and Ardith Louise Cordry Coffey. He lived in Manhattan and attended school there until the family moved to Derby, Kan. In 1970, the Coffey family moved to Augusta, Kan. where Rooster graduated from high school. He then moved to El Dorado, Kan. where he moved in with his second parents, Bonnie and Wayne Krug. Rooster began working at various odd jobs before going to Dave's Auto Salvage where he worked for 10 years. In 1981 he moved to Woodward where he began work in the oilpatch. He met Dorothy Cunningham in 1982 and they began their relationship which was to last for 24 years. To their union one son Joshua Michael Allen was born. In 1984, they moved to Augusta, Kan. and lived there until 1995 at which time they moved to Gage, Okla. Rooster went to work for the City of Gage where he served as assistant water superintendent and became known as "Mr. Gage."

In his leisure time he enjoyed fishing, collecting knives and Harley Davidson motorcycle miniatures, playing darts and riding his motorcycle as much as possible. He was a member of the SBMC Motorcycle Club and took part in many cycle rallies. His family and his cycle gave him the greatest enjoyment in life.

Rooster died Sunday, Sept. 4, 2006 at St. Francis Hospital in Tulsa from injuries received in an accident.

He was preceded in death by his fathers Edward Coffey and Wayne Krug and one brother, Brian Clark.

He is survived by his wife Dorothy of the home, the mother of three of his daughters, Sally Williamson of Gage; his children Joshua Michael Allen of the home, Angie Hiedman of El Dorado, Kan., Jodi Fox and Randy, Valerie Williamson and husband Robin all of Gage, Alicia and husband Anthony Hrebluk of Newark, Ohio; his mothers Ardith Coffey of Augusta, Kan., and Bonnie Krug of El Dorado, Kan.; his brothers and sisters, Randell Coffey of Gage, Cheri Sanford of Wichita, Kan., Richard Coffey and Eddie Coffey of Augusta, Kan., Mike Krug of Albuquerque, N. M., Earl Krug of Salina, Kan., Gary Krug of Ozona, Texas, Bill Krug and Gina Stokes of El Dorado, Kan., and Carol Sage of Woodward; seven grandchildren and one on the way; several nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.

Memorial may be made to a college fund set up for his son Josh Coffey with the funeral home serving as custodian.

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