Kenneth Eugene “Bones” Coffee

June 27, 1950 ‒ June 18, 2016

Prospect, Ohio
Formerly of Delaware, Ohio


Kenneth Eugene “Bones” Coffee, 65, of Prospect, formerly of Delaware passed away Saturday morning June 18, 2016 at Marion General Hospital.

He was born June 27, 1950 in Westerville to Kenneth Ivan Coffee and Edna May Evans. He graduated from Buckeye Valley High School and proudly served his country during Vietnam as a member of the United States Army, 59th Land Clearing Company “Bushwackers”.

Bones was a truck driver for ByLine in Marysville retiring after many years and he was a former member of the Delaware Harley Riders. He also was a proud member of the NRA, a life member of the Vietnam Veterans of America and a member of the VFW. He enjoyed shooting guns, riding motorcycles especially his V8 Trike and hot rods. He also enjoyed reading and watching old westerns especially Bonanza. He especially loved spending time with his grandkids.

Left to cherish his memory are his son, Nelson Lee (Mari) Coffee of Richwood; mother, Edna May McClain of Mabank, Texas; grandchildren, Mason Lee Coffee and Kayla Marie Coffee; step grandchildren, Ashleigh and Ethan Hall and Jack Kratky; sister, Susan Irene (Louis) Brummett of Ben Wheeler, Texas; nephews, Nicholas Wayne Brummett, Louis Edwin Brummett and Christopher Allen McKitrick; adopted son, Larry Taylor of West Mansfield; former wife, Marilyn Coffee of Ostrander; former mother-in-law, Carolyn VanBrimmer of Ostrander.

In addition to his father, Bones was preceded in death by two daughters Mildred Lynn Coffee and Danielle K. Coffee, half-sister Deborah Ann McClain and a nephew Scott Arthur McKitrick.

The family will receive friends on Thursday June 23, 2016 from 4 – 8 pm at the Snyder Rodman Funeral Center, 101 Valleyside Drive (formerly 1510 W. William Street), Delaware. The family will also receive friends on Friday June 24, 2016 from 12 (noon) until the time of funeral services at 1:00 pm at the funeral home. Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery, Ostrander with military honors conducted by the Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 1095.

The Snyder Rodman Funeral Center is honored to serve this veteran and his family.

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  • Our deepest condolences to the Coffee Family.
    Ken and Dick were over in Viet Nam together and we enjoyed reacquainting
    with Ken at the 59th Land Clearing reunions.

  • We were so saddened to hear of Ken’s passing. He was a wonderful person and a valiant soldier in Vietnam. May God bring piece and love to the family and friends. May he rest in piece!

  • R I P my Brother in arms. We’ve been through the worst of times and I know Heaven holds you in the arms of the Lord. We’re all getting older now and will soon be with you in that NDP in Heaven.

  • RIP Ken, it was an honor to have served with you in Vietnam, and to share our special reunions with you. You were a pleasant man to be with and around, you will be missed. May God bless you.

  • My sincere condolences to the Coffee family. May your memories bring you comfort in the days and weeks ahead and have faith in God’s promise of seeing your love ones again through the resurrection.(John 5:28,29). My deepest sympathy to you all.

  • Ken truly represents the meaning of “Unsung Hero”.
    Although quiet and unassuming, his dedication and actions through some difficult and horrible times in Vietnam was always steadfast – there was never a doubt that he could be relied on by his fellow Bushwackers. It was an honor to know and serve with him.

  • Rest in peace my friend and prayers be with your family. Merrill and Rose Bowman of the 59th LC

  • RIP Bones 🇺🇸
    May God continue to bless your family!!
    59thLC 🇺🇸
    God Bless us all 🇺🇸