Dr. Thomas J. Coy of Nashville, departed this life at his home surrounded by his family after a 12 year battle with cancer at 10:08 p.m. Thursday July 10, 2014. He had attained the age of 77 years, 6 months, and 11 days.
Dr. Coy was born in Keytesville, Mo. on Dec. 30, 1936, the son of Jasper Newton and Mildred Elizabeth (Tiltetson) Coy. He was united in marriage to Mary Marlene Dome in Brunswick, Mo., on Aug. 13, 1961, and she preceded him in death on Sept. 28, 2007.
Dr. Coy graduated from Central Methodist College in Fayette, Mo., and then went on to attend Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine where he specialized in general surgery and family practice. Dr. Coy and his family moved to Nashville in 1968 where he began practicing medicine with Dr. Ralph Kelly.
He continued practicing medicine with Dr. Ralph Kelly and Dr. Gary Goforth for 44 years. Although medicine was his life, he had a passion for boating, golfing and spending time with his family.
Left to mourn his passing are three children, Megan Holzhauer and husband Brad of Nashville, Dr. Brad Coy and wife Susan of Carthage, Mo., and Monique Waldman and husband Wayne of Highland; 12 grandchildren, Morganne Holzhauer (fiancée Brett Hackstadt), Braedan and Brendan Holzhauer, Bailee (Jeremy) Bland, Bryce, Brooklyne, Britten and Bella Coy, and Maddie, Mack, Parisse and Payne Waldman; two great grandchildren, Landon Thomas and Lydia Coy. Dr. Coy also left many beloved colleagues, patients and friends.
Funeral procession will depart at 9:45 a.m. on Monday, July 14, from the Campagna Funeral Home in Nashville for graveside services for family, colleagues and close friends that will be conducted at 10 a.m. at Greenwood Cemetery in Nashville.
Friends may call at the Campagna Funeral Home in Nashville from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday from and again from 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Monday.
Should friends desire memorial contributions may be made to the Nashville Municipal Golf Course and will be accepted by the Campagna Funeral Home.
Online expressions of sympathy may be made at www.campagnafuneralhomes.com.