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James “Jim” Joseph Coskrey

Glover Funeral Home of Dothan

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Posted by: Glover Funeral Home
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Date: Aug 22 2023 5:54 PM

Mr. James “Jim” Joseph Coskrey, Jr, a resident of Eufaula, passed away Sunday, August 20, 2023, following a brief illness. He was 69.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, August 26, 2023, at Mount Gilead Baptist Church with Dr. Bradley Rushing. Burial will follow in the church cemetery with Glover Funeral Home directing. The family will receive friends Friday at Mount Gilead Baptist Church from 5:00 until 7:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to “Mt. Gilead Student Ministry”, 2864 S. Brannon Stand Road, Dothan, AL 36305.

Jim was born January 15, 1954, in Eufaula, Alabama, to the late James Joseph, Sr. & Betty Anne Speigner Coskrey. He holds a B.S. degree in Criminal Justice from Troy State University. Jim completed a Master of Arts in Religious Education from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Fort Worth, TX. He served as a counselor and director of the Vineyard Conference Center in Ariton for 5 years while attending seminary. Jim also served as Education and Student Pastor at Parkview Baptist Church in Eufaula for 11 years and until recently as the Student Pastor at Mount Gilead Baptist Church in Dothan for 18 years. He served as Associate Pastor of Administration and Facilities Management at Mount Gilead Baptist Church until his retirement in March 2020.

Jim’s calling and ministry has always been to disciple students and involve them in the whole ministry of the local church with an emphasis on missions. This call came during his life when he earnestly sought God’s will while working in his family’s businesses, preparing to work as Juvenile Probation Officer, and working part-time as a relief house parent at the local Alabama Sheriff’s Boys Ranch in Clayton. With God’s blessing, he has been able to minister in two great churches for 31 years and witness hundreds of students and their families grow and thrive through some most important years of their lives.

To date, Jim has led some 52 national and international mission trips with students and their parents. There have been over 200 known Professions of Faith within the student ministries and have been over 30 students who have pursued God’s call to full-time Christian service in all areas of ministry. In areas of community ministry, Jim has been involved in First Priority, a ministry to local schools for 10 years, and Wired Ministries, a local student ministry to the Wiregrass community for 10 years where he is a charter member of the Wired Board of Directors. Jim has been involved in Super Summer Alabama, a state ministry to students for 8 years as a ministry host and was given the Keith Loomis Lifetime Achievement Award in student ministry for the year 2015.

Jim was preceded in death by his parents, and a niece, Amanda Lynn Lunsford.

Jim is survived by, his four sisters, Becky Coskrey, Jo Ann Lunsford (James), Betty Kline (Doug), and Beverly Walsingham (Donal); 10 nieces and nephews, Steve Tillman, Jr, Carl Tillman, Virginia Avian, Laura Lee, Jim Lunsford, Scott Kline, Todd Kline, Cody Kline, Andrew Walsingham, and Whitney Patterson; 19 great-nieces and nephews, Steve Ortiz, Alex Tillman, Haille Jones, Mason Tillman, Thomas Lee, Ezekiel Lee, Judah Lee, Asa Lunford, Addy Grace Lunsford, Asher Lunsford, Breanne Kline, Julianna Kline, Bryson Kline, Luca Walsingham, Sage Walsingham, Livie Walsingham, Emmalyn Patterson, Dylan Avian, and Hans Avian.

Serving as active pallbearers, Stephen Williams, Nate Williams, Grant Weatherford, Matthew Morris, Will Chancellor, Sam Chancellor, Patrick Trawick, and Daniel Allen.

Honorary pallbearers, Marcus Smith, Gary Waddell, Britton Hughes, Scott Chancellor, Danny Downing, Danny Williams, Clay Smith, and Michael Weatherford.

Glover Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements. (334) 699-3888. Please sign the guestbook online at www.gloverfuneral.com

James “Jim” Joseph Coskrey

James “Jim” Joseph Coskrey

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