Funeral Director/Embalmer - Rison
Jeff Coffel became the Manager of Buie Funeral Home - Rison on October 10, 2016.
Jeff was born in Chicago, Illinois. In 1996, he graduated from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale with an associate degree in Mortuary Science and Funeral Service. Following graduation, Jeff spent the next two years working as a funeral director/embalmer in Illinois. He and his family then moved to Ketchikan, Alaska where was employed at a funeral home until moving to Star City in 2002. Jeff had been employed with Griffin Funeral Service these past 14 years until he recently became the Manager for Buie Funeral Home. While at Griffin Funeral Home, Jeff served as a licensed funeral director and embalmer as well as a deputy coroner and a notary public for Lincoln County. He is currently a deputy coroner for Cleveland County.
He met his wife, Nikki while attending college. They have two children; a daughter, Alexandra, who is a graduate of Texas State University. She is currently serving in the United States Army; a son, Trevor, who is a student at Warren High School where he participates in the theater and choir. Jeff's wife, Nikki has been a math teacher at Warren High School for the past nine years. They are members of First United Methodist Church in Star City. They are avid Chicago Black Hawk hockey fans.