Roy G. Coggin of Cooper City, Florida
Retired USAF Master Sergeant, Roy G. Coggin, age 69, passed into heaven on Monday, January 30, 2017 at his home in Cooper City, FL after a long battle with health problems.
Roy is survived by his wife, Barbara Ammann and three children: Sean Coggin of Union City, PA; Noel Coggin of Lakebay, WA and Ian Brooks of Santa Maria, CA. He also leaves behind seven grandchildren: Devon Coggin, Brandon Coggin, Arianna Brooks, Keara Brooks, Jonathan Brooks and Rylee Coggin. He is also survived by his sister Andrea McQuain of Fort Collins, CO and two brothers, Bruce Coggin of Lompac, CA and Robert Coggin of Algona, WA.
Roy was born on December 26, 1947 at Eglin Air Force Base and is the oldest son of the late Colonel Roy J. Coggin and Francis Coggin. He attended Robert E. Lee High School in Springfield, VA and participated in track and field and was in an Acapella Choir. He graduated from General H.H. Arnold High School in Wiesbaden, Germany in 1967.
Roy enlisted into the United States Air Force in May of 1969 and was a supply specialist. Roy is a veteran of both Vietnam and Operation Desert Shield. His medals include the Purple Heart, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Air Force Commendation Medal, Army Commendation Medal and Air Force Achievement Medal. His last assignment before retiring in 1989 was to McDill Air Force Base in Tampa, FL where he served as Chief of Supply for Headquarters Central Command. He served 20 years with distinction. The discipline and patriotism he learned from the Air Force never left him, as friends and family will attest.
A memorial service will be held this Saturday, February 4, 2017 at 3 pm at New Horizon United Methodist Church in Southwest Ranches, FL. A full military honors ceremony will be held at the National Cemetery in Lake Worth, FL on Monday, February 27, 2017.
December 26, 1947 - January 30, 2017
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Saturday, February 04, 2017 | 3:00 PM
New Horizon United Methodist Church
5741 S. Flamingo Road
Southwest Ranches, FL 33330
Monday, February 27, 2017
South Florida VA National Cemetery
5501 N State Road 7
Lakeworth, FL 33449