In Memory

Jack Coffman


SHINER - Jack Ervin Coffman, 70, completed his journey on earth Friday, October 13, 2017. He was born January 21, 1947 to the late Jack and Pauline Stahl Coffman.

Jack was with Humble (Exxon) and Texas Oil & Gas for two decades in operations management and executive roles. In the late 1980's, he incorporated Sonora Petroleum, acquiring gas wells through out Texas, for the following 25 years.

Jack married the love of his life, Ada Helweg in May 1993. They became avid travelers of North America and Europe. In retirement, they built two farms, enjoyed horses, cattle and harvested a small olive orchard.

He was a very caring and generous man, which was demonstrated to those less fortunate. Jack was not afraid to live, "don't be afraid to live yours".

He is survived by his wife of 24 years, Ada Coffman of Shiner; four children, Bonnie Page (Brad), Sherri Logan (Mark), Scott Coffman (Virginia) and Matthew Taylor; eight grandchildren; sister, Melody Kirk (Charlie); brother, Karl Coffman (Tricia); Mother & Father-in-Law, Brian and Virginia Helweg of Shiner.

A Celebration of Jack's Life will be held, 11 a.m., Thursday, October 19, 2017 at Thiele Cooper Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to AVM Research Foundation, (honoring grandson, Ryan Logan), 179 Windfair Loop, Montgomery, Tx., 77316 or

The family would like to thank Virginia Coffman for her love and support.

Arrangements by Thiele Cooper Funeral Home, 361-293-5656.

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10/18/17 09:10 AM #1    

Phil Nikel

Jack’s Obit is up, in Victoria Advocate 

10/18/17 02:39 PM #2    

Max Niedorf III

Jack and I were friends since 10th grade. Even when we had not seen each other in a year or two, when we got together it was like no time had passed. He was a good guy and a good friend. I will miss him.

Max (Rick) Niedorrf

10/19/17 09:58 AM #3    

Phil Nikel

    Jack, was “old Hot Wells”, his father grew up and went thru High School there with mine.  We went there from 1st thru 9th, then Highlands.  They had the Army Surplus Stores on the South Side.  I mostly remember Jack as being very much a detail perfectionist.  His drafting in Jr Hi, model cars and probably in band.

     We worked at Texas Oil & Gas, at different times.  Oil Companies are like families, might leave - but always remain close.  He was District Mgr in Houston and probably a detail perfectionist.  His District Engineer built a house across the street from me and Exploration Magr built one behind mine in Portland, when they were moved to Corpus District.   They were both solid in the Corpus office - what better tribute to their previous Manager.

     Rest easy Jack, the works done.   






10/19/17 07:30 PM #4    

Richard Fletcher

Jack and I were at Hot Wells(Blue Devils) 7-9th.  Remember when he got his first car, a '52 chevy.  It was immaculate just like eveything Jack touched.  A great guy, maybe a little stubborn, and good friend. 

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