Coffman, Virgil A.

Longtime Chiropractor Was U.S. Army Veteran

Thursday, May 10, 2018
Virgil Coffman
Virgil Coffman

Dr. Virgil A. Coffman, Jr. (Dr. Art) was called home to be with the Lord on May 8, 2018.

He was born and raised in Independence, Mo., at his grandma’s house on Dec. 20, 1937. He was a proud Army veteran. He attended Cleveland Chiropractic College in Kansas City, MO (CCCKC) and graduated in 1975, when he opened his first chiropractic office in Kansas City. His oldest son, Kevin, joined him in practice in 1984. He and his family moved to Chattanooga in 1992, where he was later joined by his son, Joe and daughter, Nicole, and their spouses in practice until all of the children eventually opened their own practices. His wish was always to practice until it was his time to move on to his heavenly home and he got his wish. He took care of patients in his office on Monday and he passed away on Tuesday morning.

Dr. Art had many professional accomplishments. He served on the board (including holding the office of president of the board) and taught classes at CCCKC, past president of the Life Foundation Board, taught post-graduate seminars, member of and Tennessee Representative of the International Chiropractor’s Association (ICA), received the inaugural presentation of the Herman Ballard Award, was on the cover of “Today’s Chiropractic” magazine, owner/operator of chiropractic offices in Kansas City, Mo and Chattanooga, and speaker at his children’s (Joe and Nicole) graduation from Life University.

Dr. Art wore many hats. He was the patriarch of his immediate and extended family, a chiropractor of 43 years, held many leadership roles in his church, including officiating many wedding and funerals, and a loving friend. Beginning in high school choir, he had a lifetime love of singing, including the honor of performing at many weddings and funerals.

His greatest passion was serving his fellow man through chiropractic. Thank you to all of his patients that allowed him to live this dream of service. We also want to thank all fellow chiropractors who lent an ear and desired to learn from him. In addition to healing, he absolutely loved teaching.

He leaves behind to remember him his wife of 47 years, Judith K. (Sims) Coffman; his children, Kim Campbell, Kevin Coffman, Joe Coffman (Lisa), and Nicole Cole (Dan), Art will also be fondly remembered by his grandchildren; Chelsea (Chris), Nehemiah, Samantha, Benjamin, Isaiah, Olivia, and Sydney and great-grandchild; Paisley; his siblings, Sondra Green, Alice Manbeck, Jerry Coffman, and Gracie Dahl. He will also be remembered by countless nieces, nephews, cousins, and extended family and dear friends.

Visitation will be held on Saturday, May 12, from 12-4 p.m. at Chattanooga Funeral Home North Chapel, Hixson, with a service immediately following. All are welcome to participate in this celebration of his life.


Simon, Anthony "Tyke" Dewayne

Jones, Sarah Elizabeth

Lowery, Ronald Ellis


Anthony “Tyke” Dewayne Simon, Sr., 46, formerly of Chattanooga, passed away on Wednesday, April 10, 2019, at his residence in Ft. Wayne, Indiana. He attended Brainerd High School. He was employed ... (click for more)

Sarah Elizabeth Jones, 84, formerly of Chattanooga, Tennessee, went to be with the Lord on Monday, April 8, 2019 in Toledo, Ohio. Sarah was preceded in death by her husband, David Jones, Sr., ... (click for more)

Ronald Ellis Lowery, 70, passed away on Wednesday, April 17, 2019, in Chattanooga. Arrangements will be announced by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995. (click for more)


Obituaries

Simon, Anthony "Tyke" Dewayne

Anthony “Tyke” Dewayne Simon, Sr., 46, formerly of Chattanooga, passed away on Wednesday, April 10, 2019, at his residence in Ft. Wayne, Indiana. He attended Brainerd High School. He was employed by Texas Roadhouse for nine years. Anthony loved to cook; it was his passion. He grew up in Mt. Canaan Baptist Church under his uncle, Reverend Dr. Melvin Jordan and cousin, Dr. Ternae ... (click for more)

Jones, Sarah Elizabeth

Sarah Elizabeth Jones, 84, formerly of Chattanooga, Tennessee, went to be with the Lord on Monday, April 8, 2019 in Toledo, Ohio. Sarah was preceded in death by her husband, David Jones, Sr., one son, James Jones, both of Toledo Ohio; parents, William “Jim” Knowles and Parlee Knowles; sister, Dorothy Knowles; brother, Thomas Knowles Sr. of Chattanooga. She is survived by her ... (click for more)

Area Obituaries

Huggins, Barbara (LaFayette)

Barbara Huggins, 80, went to be with the Lord on April 17, 2019. She is survived by her husband of 62 years, Joel Huggins; children Sherry Huggins, Andy Huggins, and Paula (Jeff) Morris; six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; two brothers, J.W. (Charlott) Coker and Bucky (Joan) Coker; a sister, Glenda (Johnny) Noblitt; numerous nieces, nephews, brothers- and sisters-in-law. ... (click for more)

Arthur, Rolley Mae Moore (Cleveland)

Rolley Mae Moore Arthur, 82, a resident of Cleveland, became a new member of Heaven's Choir on Tuesday, April 16, 2019. Mrs. Arthur was the daughter of the late Lorene Moore Tippens and Frank Clayton. Her husband, E. W. Arthur, her daughter, Joanne Suits, her sons, Stephen, Ronnie and Butch Arthur, her grandson, Joshua Suits, her grandparents, Alex and Jane Moore, her nephew ... (click for more)

Breaking News

TDOT Plans To Add 1 Lane In Each Direction To I-24 From Georgia State Line To US 27; New Section Of Apison Pike To Be Widened

The state plans to add one lane in each direction to a seven-mile section of Interstate 24, which is one of the most congested freeways in the country. The purchase of right of way for the project is included in TDOT’s annual three year transportation program. Right of way is listed for 2022 in a section between the Georgia state line and Brown's Ferry Road and another ... (click for more)

Person Shot In Road Rage Incident On Bailey Avenue; Shooter Flees

A person was shot after a road rage incident on Bailey Avenue on Thursday afternoon. Police said the shooter fled. Police responded to 1050 Bailey Ave. at 3:16 p.m. The person was not seriously injured. Police blocked off Bailey Avenue from National Avenue to the overpass as the incident was being investigated. (click for more)