William Albert Coyle, 81, of Palatka, passed from this life on Saturday, August 4, 2018 at Putnam Community Medical Center following an extended illness. He was raised in Versailles, Kentucky 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 had 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 had 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 Appraisers 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 is preceded 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 Rowland “KC” Coyle (Alison) of Palatka, sister, Nettie Mae Hartley of Versailles, KY, grandchildren, Rowland, Emma and Ashley Coyle as well as numerous special nieces and nephews in Versailles, Kentucky.
A celebration of life will be held at 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 9, 2018 at Johnson-Overturf Chapel in Palatka with Pastor Glenda Brayman officiating. The family will receive friends from 4:00 p.m. until the time of services. Military honors bestowed by U S Air Force.
Flowers are gratefully accepted or memorial donations may be made to St. James United Methodist Church, 400 Reid St. Palatka, FL 32177 or the Putnam First Cancer Fund, 600 Zeagler Dr., Palatka, FL 32177.
Memories and condolences may be expressed to the family at William’s Book of Memories page at www.johnsonoverturffunerals.com .
Arrangements are under the direction of Johnson-Overturf Funeral Home in Palatka.