Bobby (Bob) Lewis Coffman passed from this life while at home with his family on October 3, 2016. Bob was born May 10, 1930 in Lawrence, Kansas to Charles Lewis and Dorothy Jennings Coffman. Bob joined the U.S. Navy in 1950 and served four years during the Korean War. After his discharge from the Navy he attended and graduated from Bethany College in Lindsborg, Kansas with a degree in Business Administration. He studied toward his Master’s degree at Central Missouri State University. While at Bethany he met and married Janet Lotspeich. After college he worked for the Kansas City Star selling display advertising. He was very knowledgeable regarding the printing industry and worked and taught at Johnson County Community College until he retired in 1990. Bob and Janet are members of Timothy Lutheran Church in Blue Springs, MO.
Bob loved to hunt and fish and spend time at their cabin by Lake Perry. He loved animals, especially his dog Ginger. He also spent a lot of time with Conn, a neighbor’s dog at the Lake. He loved feeding the birds, deer and throwing hotdogs to the little fox along the road. When he could no longer go to the cabin, he fed peanuts to the squirrels (one of which would knock at the door if there were no peanuts and he would immediately throw out more peanuts). He named his favorite squirrel Buddy and the chipmunk that hung around our house for over a year was named Chippy. He loved all nature and enjoyed reading about and watching programs regarding History. He enjoyed all sports, especially KU basketball and Big 12 football. He also enjoyed watching his grandchildren play baseball and football.
Survivors include wife, Janet Coffman; four children, Katherine (Isaiah) Coleman, Karen Coffman, David (Leigh) Coffman, and Kimberly (Clayton) Carr; 14 grandchildren, Shannon (Kevin) Bryant, Sean Simpson, Shane Simpson, Ben (Maria) Coffman, Joseph Coffman, Matthew (Allie) Coffman, Joshua Coffman, Kristin (Samuel) Dye, Kayla Carr, John Carr, Hannah Carr, Grace Carr, Justice Carr, Josiah Carr; 8 great-grandchildren, Cameron Bryant, Cierra Bryant, Kyle Bryant, Skylar Bryant, Juli Simpson, Grace Coffman, Josiah Coffman, Elizabeth Dye; 1 sister, Patricia Coffman Jessip; 1 niece, Gaylene; 4 nephews, Richard, Larry, Terry, Wayne, David.
The family will receive friends from 4-6:00 p.m., Wednesday, October 5, 2016 at Timothy Lutheran Church, 425 NW R.D. Mize Rd, Blue Springs, MO. Funeral service for Bob will be held at 10:00 a.m., on Thursday, October 6, 2016 at the church. Burial will follow at Mt. Moriah South Cemetery. In lieu of flowers the family suggests that memorial contributions be made to Timothy Lutheran Church. Memories of Bob and condolences to the family may be shared at meyersfuneralchaple.com.