James Christopher ‘Chris’ Cofer

Published 2:40 pm Wednesday, May 13, 2020

James Christopher “Chris” Cofer, 46, of Dayton, VA passed away Friday, May 8, 2020 at his home.

He was born in Newport News on January 28, 1974, and was a son of James M. and Sherry (Smith) Cofer, of Smithfield, VA.

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Chris was a software engineer at Blackhawk Enterprise.  He attended Dayton United Methodist Church.  Chris was a graduate of Virginia Military Institute in Lexington, VA.

Chris was active in the Rockingham County Baseball League and played for the Clover Hill Bucks for 15 years and coached for eight.

He was united in marriage on May 22, 1999 to Whitney (West) Cofer.

Surviving in addition to his wife and parents are his two daughters, Madison Christine Cofer, and Macy Louise Cofer, both of Dayton; his brother, Bradley Madison Cofer, and wife Susan, of Smithfield; father & mother-in-law, Larry and Ruth West, of Carrollton, brother-in-law, Justin West and wife Shelby of Portsmouth, and nephew, Jackson Cofer of Smithfield, and two nieces, Daytona and Delilah West of Portsmouth, and his beloved dog, Gus.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Frank and Grace Cofer of Smithfield, and Kermit and Willie Green Smith of Ashford, AL.

A graveside service will be held at Bethany United Methodist Church, Smithfield, VA.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Chris Cofer Memorial Scholarship Fund at gofundme.com/f/chris-cofer-memorial-scholarship or the Rockingham County Baseball League

Online condolences can be sent to the family at www.littlesfuneralhome.com



by Chris Cofer


Jesus is my happiness and salvation

He’s right beside me in every situation

As my companion and my solace

He showers me with His infinite grace


He gave His life for me that I might live through Him

He hung from a cross to save me from my sin

Jesus, Lord of all, yet He wore the crown of thorns

And all this He did for me before I was ever born


Jesus, you’re my sight when I cannot see

My map when I’m lost and don’t know who to be

Lord, when I’m confused just lead me to Your will

For I know I have nothing without calvary hill