Weatherford Democrat


May 21, 2013

Lee Clayton Coffey

Lee Clayton Coffey, 96, of Plainview, Texas, passed away on the 18th of May, 2013, in Plainview. A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, May 23, 2013 at First Presbyterian Church with Rev. David Hawkins officiating. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.    

Lee was born on Oct. 6, 1916 in Zephyr, Texas, to Jon Narvin and Molley Couch Coffey.  

He married “Sunny” Jackson on Feb. 1, 1944 in Richardson, Texas. They lived in Mason, Taylor, Fisher and Comanche counties, where he served as a Country Agricultural Agent, and in College Station, where he was a special agronomist and Director of the Foundation Seed Program for Texas A&M. They moved to Plainview in 1964 to form the Excel Seed Co. Inc. He served in the U.S. Naval Air Corps during WWII and received BS and MA degrees from his beloved Texas A&M and a Ph.D. from Iowa State College in Ames, Iowa. 

Survivors include his beloved wife, “Sunny” Coffey, of Plainview; one daughter, Robyn Kay Coffey, of Weatherford, and one son, Lee “Pete” Jackson Coffey, of Lubbock; three grandchildren: Heather Coffey and Jamie Coffey, of Austin, and Mari, with husband Michael Urena II, of Lafayette, LA, with their two children Michael Lee III and Tristyn Michelle; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. 

He was preceded in death by his parents, five siblings, and a daughter, Vicki Lynn Coffey.  

Memorial contributions may be made to the Scholarship Fund at First Presbyterian Church, 2101 Utica, Plainview, TX 79072; Cal Farley’s Boys Ranch, P.O. Box 1890, Amarillo, TX 79174; Texas Seed Trade Association Foundation Scholarships, P.O. Box 29987, Austin, TX 78755, which provides scholarships to worthy and qualified across Texas studying crop and soil science, especially plant breeding; or your favorite charity. Online condolences may be made at  

Bartley Funeral Home.


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