William Albert Coyle, 81, of Palatka, Florida, passed from this life on Saturday, Aug. 4, 2018, at Putnam Community Medical Center, following an extended illness.
He was raised in Versailles and was a graduate of Woodford County High School. He had lived in Palatka since 1964 coming from Versailles. He was a member of St. James United Methodist Church. He served in the U.S. Air Force for 10 years as a communication specialist serving with NATO and Allied Air Forces in central Europe at Camp Guynemer, Fontainebleau, France and served in Vietnam for 18 months.
Bill was a letter carrier for the U.S. Postal Service, retiring after 37 years. He also retired after 16 years as an appraiser for the Putnam County Property Appraiser’s Office. He was a member of the Elk’s Lodge and was the former PTO president of Peniel Baptist Academy. Bill was a troop leader for the Boy Scouts of America troop #62 and pack #64 and coached Little League baseball and soccer for the Putnam County Recreation Department. He enjoyed fishing, camping and ballroom dancing.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Kenneth W. and Emma Lee Fawns Coyle; and brother, James F. Coyle.
He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Janice Rowland Coyle; son, Kenneth “KC” (Alison) Rowland Coyle, of Palatka; sister, Nettie Mae Hartley, of Versailles; grandchildren, Rowland, Emma and Ashley Coyle; as well as numerous special nieces and nephews in Versailles.
A celebration of life was held Thursday, Aug. 9, at Johnson-Overturf Chapel in Palatka with Pastor Glenda Brayman officiating. Military honors were bestowed by the U.S. Air Force. Arrangements were under the direction of Johnson-Overturf Funeral Home in Palatka.
Flowers are gratefully accepted or memorial donations may be made to St. James United Methodist Church, 400 Reid St., Palatka, Florida 32177, or the Putnam First Cancer Fund, 600 Zeagler Dr., Palatka, Florida 32177.
Memories and condolences may be expressed to the family at William’s Book of Memories page at www.johnsonoverturffunerals.com.