John Cofer Dashiell

Published 8:16 pm Sunday, February 25, 2018

Colonel (Retired) John Cofer Dashiell, 90, who died peacefully on May 31, 2017 in Smithfield will be honored by a memorial service with full military honors and burial in Arlington National Cemetery on Friday, March 9, at 1 p.m.  

     Jack, who had deep roots in Isle of Wight County, was born at the Moonefield farmhouse on the Pagan River on March 18, 1927, son of Harry G. Dashiell and Segar Jordan Cofer. He was the grandson of Thomas Lafayette Dashiell, Mary Ann Oneida Holloway, John I. Cofer and Mary Cary Jordan.  

      Jack’s five children will host a gathering after the service, 2-5 p.m., at the nearby William Jeffrey’s Tavern.  

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