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Joel Mark Coffman

Joel Mark Coffman

Joel Mark Coffman, age 62, passed away Sunday, August 29, 2021, in Atlanta, Georgia.
Joel was born May 30, 1959, in Levelland.
He graduated from the University of Texas in 1984, with a bachelor of science degree in geology.
Joel held a geology license in four states: Texas, California, Nevada and Georgia. During his career Joel served as the Napa County geologist in Napa, California, then a physical scientist for the Environmental Protection Agency.
On November 23, 2001, Joel married Susan Bowley Coffman, his high school sweetheart and the love of his life.
Joel was a loving husband, proud father and grandfather ‘Poppy’.
Over the years Joel stayed in touch with friends near and far. He created and managed the Leaving Morton Facebook page.
Joel was a University of Texas Longhorn football fan, who looked forward to watching Texas beat rival teams (Hook ‘em Horns).
He coached youth basketball in his 20s and 30s and later volunteered with the Best Buddies organization at Vanden High School, while living in Vacaville, California.
Joel and his wife, Susan, relocated to Atlanta in 2019.
Joel was preceded in death by his parents, Melvin and Nelda Coffman; mother-in-law, Mona Kay Crow; and two brothers-in-law, Ed Bowley and Tim Miller.
He is survived by his wife, Susan; daughter, Amber Coffman and partner, Jake Magee of Los Angeles, California; step-daughter, Shaina Blair and granddaughter, Ana Rose Blair of Mableton, Georgia; brother, Marlon Coffman and wife, Teresa, of Brownwood; sisters-in- law, Nola Miller of Roswell, New Mexico and Zandra Bowley of Andrews; nieces and nephews: Brandon, Stephanie, Anderson, Faith, Alycia, Justin, Matt, Taylor, Alana, Johnny and Brittany; great- nieces and nephews: Slay, Ryder, Lane, Colton and Mylah; beloved Coffman and Nations cousins; father-in-law, Noel Crow of Morton; and father and mother-in-law, Noel and Connie Bowley of Ruidoso.
Joel leaves behind his faithful Golden Retriever, Bella, who he described as “the best dog I ever had.”
A memorial to celebrate Joel’s life will be held at a later date.
For information, please visit www.westcobbfuneralhome.com.

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