Thomas William "Bill" Cofield, Sr. 85 of Dahlonega, GA passed away Friday, February 15, 2019 at his residence after a period of declining health. He was born to the late Robert and Gertrude Cofield in Fulton County Georgia. He was a life long resident of Dahlonega, GA and a member of Bethlehem Baptist Church, Dahlonega, GA, and 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 US Navy veteran who served during the Korean War.
He is preceded in death by his wife, Shirley Jean Cofield; son, Gerald Lee Springfield; and sister, Bobbie Chieppa.
He is survived by his wife of 36 years, Jerri Cofield of Dahlonega, GA; children, Thomas "Tommy" and Kay Cofield of Dahlonega, GA, Valorie and Jerry Jarrard of Dahlonega, GA, Elizabeth and Greg Bell of Dahlonega, GA, Blaine and Paula Springfield of Canton, GA, Karen and Mike Hamann of Suwanee, GA; 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; and numerous other relatives survive.
Funeral Services will be held on Sunday, February 17, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. at the Bearden Funeral Home Chapel with the Reverends, Kris Butler and Lyman Caldwell will officiate. Interment will follow the funeral at Bethel Baptist Church, Dawsonville, GA.
The family will receive friends on Saturday, February 16, 2019 from 4:00 - 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home.
Online condolences may be left at www.beardenfuneralhome.com