Loren Ashley Coffman, 72, died Tuesday, April 23, 2013. Born on Sept. 12, 1940, in Little Rock.

He graduated from Conway High School, Hendrix College, and the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, where he received an electrical engineering degree. At the time of his disability he was employed by Arkansas Power and Light. For many years he was an amateur ham radio operator (WA5LIW).

He was preceded in death by parents, Dr. Ashley R. Coffman and Sarah Frances Pless Coffman formerly of Conway.

Survivors include his wife of almost 50 years, Carolyn Phillips Coffman; sons, Robert Ashley and Edward Andreas and wife Rachel; and grandchildren, Ethan Andreas, Ryleigh Grace, Greta Marie, and Edyn Mae.

A funeral was held Friday, April 26 at the Levy United Methodist Church, with Rev. Jimmy Mosby officiating. Burial was in Edgewood Memorial Park.

The family requests memorials be directed to Levy United Methodist Church, 701 West 47th, North Little Rock, Arkansas 72118 or Pulaski County Humane Society, 14600 Colonel Glenn Road, Little Rock, Arkansas 72210.

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