Gerald Cofield

By  | August 3, 2020 | Filed under: McRae Funeral Home, Obituaries

Mr. Gerald Cofield, age 84, of Fuller Road, Boaz Alabama, died on Saturday, August 1, 2020 at Marshall Medical Center South.

Service will be held on Tuesday, August 4, 2020 at two o’clock p.m. at the Bel-Air Baptist Church with Dr. Chet Roden and Bro. Welton Brooks officiating. Interment will follow in the Lathamville Cemetery. Visitation will be on Tuesday from Noon until service time at the church.

Mr. Cofield was born in Alabama on August 31, 1935 to Henry Gaither & Mable Owens Cofield. He was a retired electrician. Gerald and Betty Peppers Cofield were married on April 17, 1954. In April, they celebrated 66 years of marriage. No greater love has been shared between two people.

Gerald was a Charter Member of Bel-Air Missionary Baptist Church. He was very instrumental in the formation of the Church and dedicated his life to working in his church. He was ordained as a Deacon on August 3, 1975. He served in many positions during his life in the church, Chairman of Deacons, Sunday School Director and Music Director. He was always willing to help in any way possible with his church.

Gerald served on the Boaz Beautification Board for many years. He was a member of the Marshall County Master Gardeners and also a long-time member and current President of the Blount County Wildflower Society.

Mr. Cofield is survived by his wife: Betty Peppers Cofield of Boaz,  Sons & Daughters-in-Law: David &  Teresa Cofield of Guntersville, Mark & Robin Cofield of Albertville and Joe & Rose Cofield of Boaz, Daughter & Son-in-law: Teresa & Dan Nelson of Albertville, Grandchildren: Stoney Downs, Michelle & John Cason, Cecily Cofield & Morgan Henry, Amber & Steven Minor, Emily Nelson and Great Grandchildren: Nayden Cofield, Seth Cason, John Samuel Cason, Jude Henry, Osalyn Minor, Kennedy Minor, and Carter Minor, Brother: Charles Lynn Cofield of Arkansas. He was preceded in death by his parents: Gaither & Mable Cofield and Brother: Roger Dale Cofield and Grandson: Christopher Gerald Lee Cofield.

Pallbearers will be Al Burttram, Wade Cahela, Paul Johnson, Michael Mosley, Roman Peppers and Tim Walker. Honorary Pallbearers will be the Deacons of Bel-Air Missionary Baptist Church.

Everyone that knew Gerald, knew what a great man he was. He has left a great legacy for his children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. He will be fondly remembered throughout the history and future of his Church. He was a well respected man throughout the City of Boaz and in all the groups and associations to which he belonged.

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