Chris Coffman

Chris Coffman, 66 of Columbia died May, 5, 2014 at his home. Cremation has taken place and per his wishes no services are planned. He is survived by his wife Linda, three sons, Devin, Hunter and Gentry as well as siblings, Kathie, Tim, Denny and Pat. Chris retired from University Hospital and the Boone County Health Department as a Registered Nurse.


  1. John Flynn on May 7, 2014 at 10:23 am

    Chis was a well liked and admired member of the Nevada (MO) High School Class of 1965. He will be missed.

  2. Barney Fisher on May 7, 2014 at 10:42 am

    Chris was a kind, easy-going gentleman. Condolences to his family.

  3. Ralph Shumaker on May 7, 2014 at 12:08 pm

    On behalf of the Nevada MO Class of 1965 Memorials, we express our condolences to the families of Chris. May the love of God and His unfathomable peace comfort each of you in this time of sorrow. – Ralph Shumaker

  4. Leroy & Katy Kovar on May 7, 2014 at 2:42 pm

    Linda, Devin, Hunter and family. So sorry to hear of Chris’s passing. I know he will be greatly missed by all that knew and loved him.

  5. Bill Caylor on May 7, 2014 at 7:10 pm

    Chris was such a wonderful guy. I just want his family to know that his presence in my life was a great thing.

  6. Horace Williams on May 7, 2014 at 9:41 pm

    Chris was a quiet man who had an a good heart and an incredible smile. A good man has left us behind for his next adventure.

  7. Stacia & Mike Reilly on May 7, 2014 at 10:15 pm

    We are very sad to hear of his passing. Chris was an extremely kind man, and he continued to check in with us though we had not seen him in a while. We will miss his friendship. Condolences to Linda and the boys.

  8. Dave & Susie Bennett on May 7, 2014 at 11:33 pm

    We are so sorry to hear about Chris’ passing. We remember him as a very kind and gentle man. Our sincere sympathies to you, Devin, Hunter, Gentry and the extended family. Our love and prayers are with you.
    -Dave & Susie Bennett

  9. Jerry Haggard on May 8, 2014 at 11:03 am

    He was a long time friend. We had many, many good times together over the years. He will be missed and remember. My condolences are heartfelt for his wife and kids.

  10. Mike Pullis on May 8, 2014 at 1:31 pm

    I was very saddened to see the notice about Chris in the paper. He was a warm, sweet, funny man and I enjoyed knowing him at an earlier time in our lives. My thoughts are with Linda and their sons.

  11. Chris Walthall on May 8, 2014 at 3:17 pm

    I’m so sorry to read about Chris’ passing. I like to think he and my Sam are on a great hike in the sky or having a cold one in some heavenly bar!

  12. Doug and Ellen Swager Gundy on May 9, 2014 at 7:02 am

    Kathie, Denny, Tim, Pat and Famiies,
    I remember your entire family so well and send you our prayers at your time of loss. Many a night we played at your home. And your parents, Dick and Doris were 2 of my favorite people. I will never be able to express your father’s above and beyond service to our country as a POW. I See that your brother Chris was a veteran and give thanks for that.. Your extended family will b in our thoughts and prayers always. I have always missed you. I think some of the few times my dad could actually relax was at your home with your parents. They had much to discuss after the war, a bond
    that remained throughout their years.
    Even in the midst of the chaos we kids were stirring up. I would love to have your email, Kathie, and catch up. Maybe they will give you mine .
    Love always, Ellen.

  13. Jan Harrison on May 9, 2014 at 8:53 am

    We are so sorry about Chris. We have so many good memories of our kids growing up together–most of our conversations with Chris occurred on the soccer fields at Cosmo Park. We always enjoyed our times with him and his family. Although our empty nest lives are different now, it was good to run into him now and then (Schnucks!) and catch up. Condolences to Linda, Devin, Hunter, and Gentry. He loved you all very much.
    Phil and Jan Harrison

  14. Pattie Doss and Warren Quinlan on May 9, 2014 at 9:29 am

    Linda, for you and Hunter and your other sons who we haven’t met, we sincerely hope that now will be a time of healthy grief and healing. I remember after my mother died, I suddenly got back all my memories of her when she was young and healthy, that were so hard to recall when she wasn’t. Here’s to your good memories of your husband, father. We wish you all God’s peace.

  15. Chris Smith on May 9, 2014 at 10:43 am

    I am so sorry to hear of Chris’ passing. Though I had lost touch with Chris, he was a good friend during the time I knew him. Always kind and caring. My condolences to the family.

  16. Ed & Connie Oyer on May 9, 2014 at 12:05 pm

    So sorry to hear of your loss. Chris was a wonderful guy and a great classmate from NHS Class of 65. He will be missed by all who knew him.

  17. Melissa Sparlin (aka Coffman) on May 9, 2014 at 5:10 pm

    Linda, Devin, Hunter, Gentry
    and Family -Kathy, Tim, Denny, Pat

    I am so sorry for your loss and I pray for you and the rest of the family during this difficult time. May God provide comfort and strength to you all.
    It’s been a lot of years and I know we’ve lost touch, but I still have fond memories of Chris working with the strange cow studies out at the Coffman farm in Moundville. He always had such a good sense of humor and a kind and gentle spirit.
    Seth sends his condolences too.

  18. Glenda Jackson Olson on May 11, 2014 at 4:07 pm

    Chris was an easy-going guy who was a friend of all of us in the NHS class of 1965. I imagine he was a wonderful nurse. We will all miss him. Condolences to all of his family.

  19. Lisa and David Schenker on May 12, 2014 at 7:52 am

    We were lucky to spend some time with Chris when our kids were growing up together. He was always a calming and reassuring presence, and an excellent model for how to raise sons.
    Our condolences to the whole family.

  20. Mary Chott on May 12, 2014 at 3:09 pm

    I am so sorry to learn of Chris’ passing. My condolences to you and your family.

  21. Kathi Betz on May 13, 2014 at 9:47 am

    Linda, so sorry to hear about Chris. I know you are a very private person and don’t like to talk about personal things very much, but know we are all here for you and willing to help in any way. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your boys right now. Kathi Betz

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