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Thomas William "Bill" Cofield Sr.

Thomas William "Bill" Cofield Sr., 85, of Dahlonega, died Feb.15, 2019.

He was born to the late Robert and Gertrude Cofield in Fulton County. He was a lifelong resident of Dahlonega and a member of Bethlehem Baptist Church in Dahlonega as well as the Etowah Masonic Lodge F&AM #222 for over 50 years. 

Bill was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather.  He loved bluegrass music, gold panning, metal detecting and traveling in his RV.  He was very proud of the work he accomplished doing sheet metal and copper metal working.  Bill was a U.S. Navy veteran who served during the Korean War. 

His wife, Shirley Jean Cofield; son, Gerald Lee Springfield; and sister, Bobbie Chieppa, preceded him in death.

Survivors inlcude his wife of 36 years, Jerri Cofield of Dahlonega; children, Thomas "Tommy" and Kay Cofield of Dahlonega, Valorie and Jerry Jarrard of Dahlonega, Elizabeth and Greg Bell of Dahlonega, Blaine and Paula Springfield of Canton, Karen and Mike Hamann of Suwanee; grandchildren, Stephen, Daniel and Ariel, Chris and Jordan, Sarah, Chase, Andrew and Megan, Matthew, Stacy, Jerry; great-grandchildren, Colton, Case, Asher, McKenzie, Luke and Brianna; various other relatives also survive. 

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Feb. 17 in the Bearden Funeral Home Chapel with the Reverends, Kris Butler and Lyman Caldwell officiating.  Interment followed at Bethel Baptist Church in Dawsonville.

The family received friends from 4-8 p.m. Feb. 16 at the funeral home.

Bearden Funeral Home of Dawsonville was in charge of the arrangements.