Date of Death: May 28, 2024

Service Details

In accordance with family wishes, cremation will be conducted; a celebration of life will be planned at a later date.

Obituary Notice

Paul William Coffman, 50, of Three Rivers, passed away Tuesday, May 28, 2024 in Jefferson Township.

Paul was born April 4, 1974 in West Palm Beach, Florida, the son of Daniel Coffman and Cathrine Anne Baker. Paul grew up in Berryville, Clarke County, Virginia at Windy Hill Farms. Around the farm he would tend to the various livestock, maintaining the health of pigs, sheep, and cattle. In his early years he had gained a knack for repairing machinery and gained a love for cultivating crops. Paul graduated from Clarke County High School in 1992. He was involved in the Future Farmers of America and showed livestock throughout his school years. His first job was working for Fleetwood travel trailer, then he later worked for Grafton Schools before joining the military and serving his country.

After his service he moved to Boca Raton, Florida and met his forever partner Tarra Roberts on December 10, 1998. Only a year later they moved to Three Rivers, Michigan and Paul married Tarra Roberts on July 27, 2002. A random ride home from a party turned into a whirlwind of an adventurous life with his lover. The adventurous pair were always looking for the next thrill and experience and gifted the same love of adventure to their two children Hailee and Trinity Coffman. Together the family went on a lot of adventures, including swimming in an underground river in Tulum, Mexico, visiting 12 states and D.C. in 14 days on an east coast food tour, and seeing a wild black bear hiking the trails of Shenandoah National Park. In his life, he cycled through many hobbies. A few of the fun ones were wood burning, bowling, snorkeling, hunting, fishing, chess, and cooking.

When moving to Three Rivers he continued his agricultural career at Pioneer, Grow Alliance, and finally Walther Farms. He had been employed by Walther Farms for the past four years and would come home always expressing his love for his work. Paul would gush about cultivating the lands, creating the proper environments for the crops, and feeding thousands of people through his hard work on a daily basis. He thrived to create a good work environment for everyone that worked around him and inspired countless to do the same.

Paul was the type of man who was always supportive, consistent, and kind. Every morning he would bring coffee and a kiss to his wife before heading to work and he cooked dinner for his family most nights. He offered knowledge on everything he knew to anyone he would meet and loved teaching and learning anything he could. He was the kind of friend that would bring a smile to your face whenever you saw him, the type that could make a crowd full of squares burst into laughter, the type to sit silently and listen to you when there were no words to say. When his words of wisdom weren’t enough, his bear hugs would solve any problem his friends or family would have. Paul was unapologetically himself in every way.

He was a devoted father, mentor, best friend, and husband and will always be cherished and loved by those who met him. Remaining to cherish his memory are his wife, Tarra Melisa Coffman; daughters, Hailee Ann Coffman and Trinity Racheal Coffman; parents, Daniel Coffman and Cathrine Anne Baker; sisters, Robin Coffman, Meg Martin, and Dale Zimmerman; nieces and nephews, Douglas, Justin, Dani, Jacob, Salem, Kate, and Ryan.

Additional Information

Donations in Paul’s memory may be directed to the family. Envelopes are available at Hohner Funeral Home.

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17 Comments

  1. I worked for Paul for 3 summers at Pioneer while I was in college. They were some of the best summers of my life. Feels like it was just yesterday I was riding around in a golf cart and joking around with him. Paul was an amazing boss and person. He was a great person to talk to and was always willing to lend an ear. He will be missed.

  2. I will always love you little brother, you were the light in the darkness for so many years for me. I cannot imagine a world where you are not a phone call away. I am so proud of the man, husband, and father you became. You never left a room without everyone smiling. We have been there for each other and our children and I will continue that.

    Tarra, you are and have always been my sister, and I love you and cannot thank you enough for the love and life you shared with Paul. Hailee and Trin – you were the light of his life, and I am so happy he was able to show you love and joy and laughter. There will never be a time I don’t think of him and not smile or feel the warm hug he always gave. Sending all my love to you now and forever!

  3. Tarra and girls, I am so shocked and saddened to hear of Paul’s passing. I have such fond memories of him, what a great “girl dad” he was, and what a fun energy he had about him. My daughters and I express our deepest sympathies to you.

  4. To Tarra Hailee and Trinity my deepest sympathy and condolences to you all .. Paul was such a gentle kind man always so pleasant when I worked with you at your shop Tarra . I know your pain all to well , I lift you all in healing Prayers 🙏🙏

  5. Tarra, Hailee, and Trinity, you have been in my thoughts and prayers. Paul was not only my boss, then coworker, he was the best friend and big brother. I cherish every moment we got to work together. I send all of my love and condolences to his girls.

  6. I’m so very sorry for your loss I will be praying for you the girls and the rest of the family. He was such a great man to you and the girls. He was a very nice guy. I love you and miss you cousin tarra

  7. I’ll never forget the love extended to me by Paul. I met his daughter in college and very soon after began calling another man “dad” like my own. Truly, deeply lucky to have known you.

    • I only met Paul once, but he was an incredible and kind man. I have heard how wonderful of a person and full of life he always was, and the world is a sadder place without his presence. I am truly sorry for your loss.

    • To Tarra, Hailee and Trinity, you are in our thoughts. There are no words to convey our feelings. Just know you are loved. Paul was such a kind man. We’ll never forget when you all came to visit.
      Time is the only thing that will help the waves of grief, may time pass quickly.

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