In Memoriam
Robin  L.  Coffee
Sequoyah  High  School ~ Student 1970s

     TAHLEQUAH, Ok -- Robin Leslie Coffee   (Seq. Soph.1971) , of Tahlequah, was born Monday, Oct. 5, 1953 in Lawrence, Kan. to Eli and  Elizabeth Johnson Coffee  (Seq. Emp. 1967-86) and went to be with his Lord and savior Tuesday, June 22, 2010, in Tahlequah, at the age of 56 years, 8 months and 17 days.

    Robin was a published author and was the owner of Whitebird Publishing Company. Robin attended  Sequoyah High School  (Listed wth the Class of 1972, but not in '72 yrbk.) and graduated from NSU with a degree in physiology. Robin worked at Talking Leaves Job Corps and Hasting Behavioral Health Clinic.

    He enjoyed spending time with his family, fishing, playing cards, going to church at Steely Springs General Baptist Church in Tahlequah, going to football and basketball games at Sequoyah High School and writing poetry. He was currently working on another book.

Robin received the Cherokee Medal of Honor in 2000.

    Preceding him in death is his mother and father; grandfather, Harpley Johnson, a Creek Indian from Okmulgee; grandmother, Amy Johnson, a Yankton Sioux Indian from Wagoner, S.D.; grandparents, George and Lucy Hawkins Coffee, Cherokee Indians of Tahlequah; niece, Leigh Michelle Solomon and her infant daughter Darlene of Bellingham, Wa.; nephew, Sean Ray Sarren and brother-in-law, Vincent Edward Sarren of Tahlequah.

    Robin is survived by his daughter, Crystal Amy Dawn Drywater and her husband Matt and their daughter, Nadia; four brothers and two sisters, Leonard Coffee and his wife Roberta of Vacaville, Calif., Jim Coffee and his wife Mary of Columbus, Kan., David Coffee and his wife Nora of Tahlequah,  Steven Coffee  (Seq. freshman '72) and his wife Janelle of West Siloam Springs, Linda Sarren of Tahlequah, Deena Johnson and her husband Sam of Tahlequah; six nephews, Eric Vann and girlfriend Shelby Blossom of Tahlequah, Christopher Coffee and his wife Amy of Lenexa, Kan., Vincent Sarren of Tahlequah, Mike Weaver of Tahlequah, Jamie Settlemyre of West Siloam Springs, Donald Aaron Settlemyre of West Siloam Springs; seven nieces, Kelly Vann of Tahlequah, Lindsey Coffee of Santa Clara, Calif., Elizabeth Houser and her husband Stephen of Joplin, Mo., Jody Sarren of Miami, Elaine Veales and her husband Robert of Tahlequah, Amy Romo and her husband Keegan of Tahlequah, Amber Settlemyre of West Siloam Springs, and Nova Birdtail of Tahlequah. He is also survived by several great nephews and nieces; two aunts, Ginger Gaither and Deloris Crawford of Fort Worth, Texas.

    Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m., Friday, June 25, 2010, at the Reed-Culver Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. Bill Drywater and Rev. Aaron Robinson officiating. Burial will follow in the Green Leaf Cemetery with Eric Vann, Christopher Coffee, Jamie Settlemyre, Donald Aaron Settlemyre, Matt Drywater and Robert Veales serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Leonard Coffee, Jim Coffee, David Coffee and Steve Coffee.