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Raymond Gwyne Cofield, Jr.

Raymond Gwyne Cofield, Jr.
  • January 28, 1943 - October 6, 2020
  • Charleston, South Carolina

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“So sorry to hear about Sunny, Our Thoughts and Prayers are with the Family, The Watson family ”
1 of 19 | Posted by: Rose Watson - Summerville, SC

“Sorry to hear about the loss of your special loved one. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Marie Watson Thompson ”
2 of 19 | Posted by: Marie Thompson - Wadmalaw Island, SC

“SADDENED TO HEAR OF SONNY'S PASSING---WORKED WITH HIM IN NUCLEAR AT SHIPYARD---GREAT GUY. MAY GOD COMFORT ALL THE FAMILY. ”
3 of 19 | Posted by: Clay Cranford

“So sorry to hear about Slony. He was such a sweet man. I had a great conversation with him when he came to visit with me at the hotel after uncle Ted...Read More »
4 of 19 | Posted by: Sandy (Hinson) Valdes - Family

“JoAnn, We are sorry for your loss of husband and friend. He will be missed by his daughter and sons, grandchildren and many friends. His family was...Read More »
5 of 19 | Posted by: Dick Winters - Charleston

“Peggy and I will miss you. The class of 1961 "reunion" luncheons will not be the same without your presence. Joanne and family have our heartfelt...Read More »
6 of 19 | Posted by: vernon powell - Friend

“All of us will miss Sony with our most sincere sympathy to Jo Ann and his many family members. He was a dear soul with a big heart for his family and...Read More »
7 of 19 | Posted by: Kevin and Debbie Phillips

“JoAnn and family, Linda and Billy my heart aches for each of you as I know the loss feeling that each of you are suffering from and I just pray that...Read More »
8 of 19 | Posted by: Nancy Beck - Spencer, TN

“Joann, Kim, and Son's, I was so sad to hear of the passing of Sony, please know that you and your family, are in my thoughts and prayer's. Helping...Read More »
9 of 19 | Posted by: Shirley Hill - Goose Creek, SC

“Kim,so sorry about your Dad. Didn’t find out until today. Please give my condolences to your Mom and the rest of your family. ”
10 of 19 | Posted by: Gail(Abby) Curtis O’Dell

“JoAnn, I am so sorry to hear of Sony's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. God bless you and comfort you during this time...Read More »
11 of 19 | Posted by: Mary Casey Quigley - Aurora, CO

“I remember our football days (1959-60) with fond memories. You contributed to your community and left a legacy for your family and friends to...Read More »
12 of 19 | Posted by: Clyde Cargill - Lake Ridge, VA

“Love and prayers to the family. Sonny was a friend to all he met. ”
13 of 19 | Posted by: Naomi Palmer - SUMMERVILLE, SC

“I knew Sonny from the Shipyard and I always enjoyed working around him. He was a tough but fair examiner and just wanted people to do the right thing...Read More »
14 of 19 | Posted by: Frank Edwards Edwards - SC

“MY CONDOLENCES TO THE FAMILY , ME , MY BROTHERS JERRY AND BOB MIXSONWENT TO CHICORA ALSO. ”
15 of 19 | Posted by: ROBERTA MIXSON-RICKBORN - SC

“Thanks for all the fun and memories at our Chicora 5th Thursday gatherings---You are a true Eagle and a kind and thoughtful person....ypu will be...Read More »
16 of 19 | Posted by: Billy Veno - Hanahan, SC

“Deepest sympathy in the loss of your beloved Sony.Praying God will comfort you and bless the memories your heart holds. Keeping you all in my prayers...Read More »
17 of 19 | Posted by: Patricia Fesperman - Dunwoody, GA

“You will be greatly missed. Peaceful journey. ”
18 of 19 | Posted by: Carol Gordon - Mt. Pleasant, SC

“We are so sorry to hear of the passing of Sony. Please accept our condolences and know you will all be in our thoughts and prayers. Praying that...Read More »
19 of 19 | Posted by: Bill and Kelli Shepherd - SC


Raymond G. "Sony" Cofield Jr.,77, husband of Jo Ann Meitzler Cofield, a lifelong resident of Charleston, SC, entered eternal rest on October 6, 2020. A visitation will be Friday, October 9, 2020 in J. Henry Stuhr, Inc., West Ashley Chapel. His Graveside Service will be held following the visitation in Live Oak Memorial Garden.

Sony was born January 28, 1943 in Charleston, SC, son of the late Raymond G. Cofield, Sr. and the late Fannie Mae Coker Cofield.

Sony was married to his high school sweetheart, Jo Ann Meitzler for over 60 years. He used to say that she took his breath away the first time he ever saw her and she would be with him when he took his final breath. He was a devoted husband and father.

Sony was in the Chicora High Class of 1961 and also attended Trident Tech. He retired from the Charleston Naval Shipyard where he began his career as an apprentice machinist, becoming a Master Machinist, later moving onto Nuclear Inspector and Test Examiner.

Sony coached girl's and women's softball for almost 30 years.This was truly a passion for him and his team became like family. They won many championships. It would be remiss not to say that deer hunting was an even stronger passion and he was known as a Deer Hunter Extraordinaire nicknamed Sure Shot and he prided himself on teaching his boys and grands safe conservation and shooting.To his grands, he was a true legend.

Sony is survived by his wife; his three children: Kimberley Cofield Benke (Eddie), Raymond "Rusty" Gwyne Cofield III (Charlene) and Christopher Gregory Cofield (Allie); his sister, Linda Cofield Bowick (Mike); and brother, William "Bill" Cofield. He was blessed with grandchildren that referred to him as "Dude": Raymond Cofield IV, Taylor Michelle Benke, Hunter M. Benke, Kayla C. Cofield, and Christopher "CJ" G. Cofield, Jr; and later he had great granddaughters: London Grace Benke, Eloise "Ella" Benke and Maddison "Maddie" Cofield. He was certainly a man who said "let me tell you about my grands, (no brag, just fact)." He also leaves behind many nieces and nephews. His loved ones take comfort in knowing his battle was well fought and he is now at his eternal home with Jesus. He will be eternally missed and loved by his family.

Arrangements by J. Henry Stuhr, Inc. West Ashley Chapel, 3360 Glenn McConnell Parkway, Charleston, South Carolina 29414