Carl Cofield

Published 11:39 pm Friday, December 28, 2012

Carl Cofield, 69, of Suffolk, Va., passed away on Dec. 27, 2012. A native of Nansemond County, Va., he was the son of the late James Abner Cofield and Mary Sue Rawles Cofield. He was also predeceased by his son, Steven Carl Cofield, and brothers, James Royce Cofield and David Cofield. Carl served his country in the U.S. Army during Vietnam before going on to work as a welder and a member of Local Union No. 540. Carl was active in the Country Music Association, Bluegrass Music Association, N.R.A., and the Citizens Defense League.

He is survived by his daughter, Debbie L. Shelton and husband, Jamie, of Waverly, Va.; son, Tony E. Cofield and wife, Kerry, of Bridgewater, Va.; six grandsons: William, Andrew, Ethan, Joshua, Daniel and Jacob; sisters: Aldine Beasley, Edith Palmer, Merle Groves and Bobbie Byrd; and a brother, Doyle Cofield.

Friends may join the family for visitation on Sunday afternoon, from 4 to 5 p.m. at Parr Funeral Home and Crematory and other times at the residence. Condolences may be registered online at

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