James Lowell Coffman, a 79 year old long time Trenton, MO resident went to his heavenly home on Wednesday, April 7, 2021 at 6:04 p.m., while being surrounded by his loved ones.
James Lowell Coffman was born February 23, 1942 in Trenton, MO (on the worst blizzard in history as he always told the story) to Rev. James Marvin and Irene (Berry) Coffman. Also born of this union were 3 sisters, Carolyn, Mary Virginia and Marvis. They lived on the family farm near Laredo until the family suffered a great loss due to their father passing away suddenly. The family then made their home in Trenton, MO. James took on the challenge of raising his 3 sisters and caring for his mother. He would take odd jobs to provide for the family. He graduated from Trenton High School in 1960.
On August 19, 1961 he was united in marriage to his love, Brenda Sue Gott in Trenton, MO. There he became interested in the electrical business and with partners Tri-Way Electric was formed. James spent more than 45 years servicing the area’s electrical needs. He would do anything from changing a light bulb to wiring a farmer’s grain bin. He was also included in several new building projects in the community such as providing electrical contracting needs for the construction of the NCMC dorms and the First Baptist Church. He “retired” from the business in July, 2019. James was a very active member of the First Baptist Church as a deacon holding several various positions and serving on multiple committees over his years of membership.
Surviving relatives include his wife Brenda of the home: children Pam Kaduce and husband Keith of Kansas City, MO; Becky Lamar and husband Steve of Trenton, MO; Dennis Coffman and husband Bill Christie of Overland Park, KS; and Beth Rains and husband Lance of Gallatin, MO. Surviving siblings are Carolyn O’Tool and husband Richard of Kingsport, TN; Mary Virginia Forbis and husband Ron of Carl Junction, MO and brother-in-law Bruce Templer of Union, MO. Grandchildren include Jamison Lamar, Jasmine Kaduce, Jarod Rains and Jenna Rains. He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Marvis Templer.
Funeral services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m., Sunday, April 11, 2021 at the First Baptist Church in Trenton. Burial will follow in the Alpha Cemetery east of Laredo, MO. A visitation is scheduled from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Saturday, April 10 at Resthaven Mortuary of Trenton. Open visitation will begin at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Memorial donations may be left with or mailed to the funeral home for either Alpha Cemetery or the First Baptist Church, Trenton.
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