Forrest Edward ("Tim") Coey

Born: Fri., Sep. 7, 1928
Died: Wed., May 6, 2020


Private Services


Graveside Service

2:00 PM Sun., May 10, 2020
Location: Mount Pleasant Cemetery


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Forrest Edward “Tim” Coey

    Forrest Edward “Tim” Coey, 91, of Chillicothe, passed away peacefully at 2:20 p.m. Wednesday, May 6, 2020 surrounded by his loved ones. He was born September 7, 1928, in Ross County, to the late John Roy and Edna (Smith) Coey. On August 1, 1950, Forrest married his high school sweet heart, Mary Lou (Timmons) Coey (69 years, 9 months, and 6 days ago).

    He is survived by his loving wife; sons, Neil and Karen (Fraley) Coey and Tom and Melodye (Fraley) Coey; grandchildren, Leah (Marty) Park, Eric (Samantha Heckler) Coey, Jason Coey and his girlfriend Brandi Hester, and Amy (Russ) Hall; great-grandchildren, Neilsen, Tye, Asa, Forrest, and Strider Park, Madison, Sophia, Ethan, and Marley Hall, and Leighton, John, Joshua and Lauren Coey; sister, Louise (Coey) Hunt; adopted sister whom he raised from age 13, Beverly (Frank) Higley, and sister-in-law, Pheobe Sams.

    He was preceded in death by his brother and sister-in-law, John Alfred and Betty (Robinson) Coey; sister and brother-in-law, Willam and Etta Mae (Coey) Stevens Jr. and brother-in-law, Richard Hunt.

    In high school, he was an awesome basketball player and graduated from Pickaway Township High School in 1948. Forrest was a Corporal in the U.S. Army 163rd Signal Corp in Austria during the Korean conflict from 1952-1954. Forrest’s duties involved communications and driving a Jeep. He was honored to lead many parades in his 1943 Ford GPW Jeep featuring the grand marshal. He beat the odds and was retired for 35 years from EI Dupont with 27 years of service. He retired from Zane Trace and Pickaway Ross School Systems with 10 years as a bus driver. He was Grandpa Coey to all the sports team players and loved filming football and basketball games. He also retired from Ryder Transportation with over 10 years of service and he loved traveling all over the United States driving big semis. Forrest was a longstanding member, layperson and usher of Colerain Methodist Church. He loved traveling around watching his sons play bluegrass music. He was truly Blackwater Run's number one fan. Forrest was also well known for his magnetic sense of humor and proclaimed his middle initial “E” stood for Excellence.

    The family would like to thank the amazing hospice team from National Church Residences, the home-based team of the Chillicothe VA Hospital, and special brothers in Christ, Melvin Carpenter, Ted Moats, Rev. Thomas (Gene) Jividen and special neighbor, Gary Wilson.

    A private funeral service will be held on Sunday, May 10 at the HILL FUNERAL HOME, Kingston with Rev. Thomas Jividen and Brother Eric Coey officiating. There will be no public calling hours. A graveside service will take place on Sunday, May 10 at 2:00 p.m. at Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Kingston, with military honors.

    In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Forrest’s honor to the Colerain United Methodist Church, in care of Kellie DeLong, 993 Oak Lane, Kingston, OH 45644.

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Sandy BArnhart Dearth
   Posted Thu May 07, 2020
you were a wonderful man.. I remember when you use to take us boating.. and the trip up to Lake Earie on motorcycle with Mary Lou , Tom and Mel.


rest .now you lived a good life.

Traci Elder (Ewry)
   Posted Fri May 08, 2020
My condolences and prayers for all of you. I would see him every year at the Kroger First Responders event with his jeep. He was a terrific guy.

Tom Harp
   Posted Fri May 08, 2020
He was the best tractor "Sitter" at the Ross Co. Tractor Show, Ross Co Fair for many years......he will be missed and I always enjoyed visiting with him.

Collin Docterman
   Posted Fri May 08, 2020
It was a pleasure to have served you Forrest. I only wish I had the opportunity to know you better. Wellness and blessings to the family and rest in peace you beautiful soul.

Toni DeTillian
   Posted Fri May 08, 2020
Forrest was such a kind man, and he always had a smile that could brighten the room! Mary Lou, Uncle Neil, Aunt Karen, Uncle Tom, Aunt Mel and to all my cousins you will be in my prayers. May God wrap you in his warm embrace and overcome you with his presence in this time of sorrow.

“Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted” Matthew 5:4

Love you, Toni Belle

Jeff and Janette Edwards, Flo, Dean
   Posted Mon May 11, 2020
I always have and always will look up to Forrest, he is a true example of what a man is supposed to be.
Forrest and MaryLou have been a part of our family since before I was born. Forrest will be missed but whenever I think of him I will definitely have a smile on my face.

Village of Kingston
   Posted Thu May 21, 2020
Mary Lou & family, On behalf of the Village Of Kingston, please accept our condolences. You all were valued residents of the village for many years. Forrest was a wonderful person who always brought happiness to all those around him. He will be sadly missed by many and fondly remembered by all. God Bless

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