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Ryan Coffer

In Memory of SSgt Ryan Coffer, USMC

September 22, 1983 — October 24, 2017

Staff Sergeant Calvin “Ryan” Morgan Coffer, passed away Tuesday, October 24, 2017 at the age 34.

​Ryan was a very easy going individual who was well liked, admired by many and loved by most. He was a Boy Scout, achieving the highest rank of Eagle Scout and more importantly, building a life-long relationship with his fellow members of the Blue Fox patrol. Ryan enjoyed working alongside his father with The Theatre Company. Director Randy Wilson, along with many others became family and friends for life. Ryan was currently working for Steve Larkin, his former high school principal, close friend and fellow actor.

​After attending Blinn College, Ryan joined the U.S. Marine Corps, carrying the Blue Fox Patrol flag on every deployment as became the custom of a few fellow Boy Scouts turned Marine. Ryan rose in the ranks meritoriously receiving E-6, Staff Sergeant, serving as a Zodiak Fast Assault Specialist, Squad Leader, Marksman Instructor and Combat Infantryman with the 2/4 out of Camp Pendleton and later with the 5th Headquarters Company. With the 5th, he was in charge of the security detail protecting General Petraeus in Iraq.  He served three tours, one in Japan and two in Iraq receiving many commendations.  He was awarded a Naval Achievement Medal with a “V” device for valor and refused the Purple Heart before being medically retired. He felt that his true mission was to make sure his squad made it home safely. True to his nature, Ryan put duty before himself, his service to our country taking a heavy toll on his health and spirit.

​Ryan applied and was recently accepted to Texas A&M, opting to sit out a semester and work. He was a contractor, doing mostly remodeling construction work and building furniture. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and loved watching football, especially the Dallas Cowboys and the Aggies with anyone, but especially with his “Mimi”.

He is survived by parents Calvin Dean and Lisa Coffer, sister and brother-in-law Meredith and Derek Wagner, sister Sara Coffer, and brothers Kyle and Nathan Coffer, his “Mimi”, Lucy Morgan, niece and nephew Grace and Evan, his best friend and “love of his life” Kaarina Jensen and hundreds of friends.

Interment – College Station City Cemetery, Texas


“Coffer was an amazing man, with a 1 in a billion sense of humor. He was an amazing marine and mentor. The world was a better place because he graced us with his presence. My condolences to his loved ones. Wish I could be there for the service. Much love and respect. CPL Carpenter 2/4 Fox 4th platoon.”

“My heart goes out to the entire Coffer family. Please accept my deepest condolence and sympathy on the loss of your precious son, Ryan. I will always remember Ryan as being that wonderful, bright, enthusiastic and charismatic student in my classroom. His spirited personality, beautiful soul, and natural love for academics will always remain in my heart. I ask for God’s blessings on you and your family during this difficult time of sorrow. ~Felicita”

“On behalf of the 2d Battalion, 4th Marines Association and the entire family of Magnificent Bastards, please accept my heartfelt condolences for the loss of Calvin. I know his spirit will live on with all of the Marines that were honored to serve with your son. As Marines, we have a deep connection and our families are part of that. Please know that we are always here for you. With Deepest Sympathies, Maj Scott A. Huesing USMC (Ret)President | 2d Battalion, 4th Marines Association”

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