Michael Ray Coffey Jr., 48, Norton, died Monday, March 16, 2020, at Good Samaritan Hospital, Kearney, Neb.


He was born Sept. 25, 1971, in Takoma Park, Md., to Michael Ray Coffey Sr. and Mona Kay (Antrim) Coffey. He grew up in Norton and was a 1991 graduate of Norton High School


He married Amy (Nelson) Coffey on Aug. 10, 1996, in Norton. He worked for the City of Norton, Parks & Cemetery Department, but more than the work itself he enjoyed the camaraderie he had with his co-workers.


He was a member of the Norton Christian Church and Norton Eagles Lodge.


He enjoyed all kinds of sports throughout his life from playing baseball and football in high school and coaching little kids baseball later in life. He enjoyed fishing, camping, working in his garden, outdoor activities with his family and friends and playing with his dogs. He enjoyed his life, laughing and teasing his family especially his wife, Amy. He enjoyed his children and spending as much time as possible with his family and friends.


Survivors include his wife, of the home in Norton; a son, Zach Coffey, of the home in Norton; a daughter, Kayla Branch and husband, Jake, Zurich; his parents, Norton; a sister, Michelle Garwood, Norton; his father and mother-in-law, Bill and Doris Nelson, Norton; a brother-in-law, Blain Nelson, Norton; a sister-in-law, Missy McMullen and husband, Brian, Norton; his special uncles, J.W. Antrim, Hays and Jim Antrim, Norton; his cousin, Tim Boteler, Arvada, Colo.; his special friend, Tobi Boller, Norton; and many nieces, nephews and friends.


He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Bill and Virginia Antrim,Wade and Evelyn Coffey; three aunts, Lita Arehart, Fran Loveccio, and Gloria Coffey; two uncles, Robert and Dean Coffey; a brother-in-law, Blake Nelson; and a special friend, Jimmy Underwood.


A celebration of life will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Norton Christian Church.


There will not be a public visitation as cremation was chosen. Memorials are suggested to Michael Ray Coffey Jr. Memorial Fund in care of All Faiths Funeral Chapel, Smith Center.


Condolences can be sent to www.allfaithsfuneralchapel.com.