Charles Douglas ‘Doug’ Coffman Jr.

Charles D. ‘Doug’ Coffman Jr. passed away May 30, 2013, at his home following a long illness. Doug was born Jan. 11, 1943, on a farm just outside of Halfway, Mo., the eldest son of Charles D. Sr. and Georgia Guinn Ross Coffman. Most of his school years were in the Ruskin area of Kansas City.

In 1960, Doug was saved and baptized into Good Hope Missionary Baptist Church in Kansas City, Mo. Later that same year, God called him to preach the Gospel. At the time of his death, he was a member of Charity Missionary Baptist Church, Independence, Mo.

Doug married his high school sweetheart, Patricia I. DeShazo on June 2, 1962, and has one son, Mark Douglas Coffman. Doug and Patty moved to Lawrence in 1969 and lived in the same house where Patty was raised from 1970 until his death. Doug is survived by his wife, Patty, of the home; his son Mark (Kim) of Humansville, Mo; granddaughter Kira Coffman, Greeley, Colo., and Kim’s grandchildren; two brothers, Robert A. Coffman (Carol) and Johnnie Coffman and their children; father-in-law John Mark DeShazo, and brother-in-law Roy DeShazo. He was preceded in death by his parents, and a sister-in-law, Mary Coffman.

We will miss Doug, but we know by his own testimony that he’s gone to walk those streets of gold with his Savior.

Services for Doug will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Maple Grove Cemetery in North Lawrence. Friends may call from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home, where the family will receive them from 6-7 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to VNA/Hospice, in care of the funeral home, 601 Indiana St., Lawrence, KS, 66044. Online condolences may be sent to