Roy Allen Coyle, Jr., 84, passed away on Sunday morning, June 9, 2013. Roy was born in Hamilton, OH, on October 5, 1928, to Roy Allen and Hazel Logsdon Coyle.
In Hamilton, he married the love of his life, Mildred Fugate, worked in the construction industry and raced stock cars in Indiana. He made many victory laps in his car, The 8 Ball, proudly waving the checkered flag. In 1955, he moved his family of four to Miami, Florida. There he started his own construction company building many custom homes and swimming pools in the Miami and Miami Beach area. He pursued his passion for fishing, with family and friends, regularly launching his boat and heading out The Haulover Inlet to the Gulf Stream.
In 1964, he moved his family now numbering six to Melbourne Beach, where he worked on NASA's Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB) from ground up to completion. He continued to operate his construction business, building custom homes in the Melbourne Beach area, as well as commercial projects in Brevard County and Florida. In 1989, while Roy was serving as building inspector for Melbourne Beach, the original Beaujean House was discovered attached to a larger house that was being demolished. An effort made by Roy, Frank Thomas and postmaster Sam Tyson, saved the historic structure. From 1964 until his passing, Roy made Melbourne Beach his home. Many people living in this area will fondly remember and miss him.
He is survived by tow sons and two daughters, Roy Allen Coyle, III (Debbie), of Melbourne, FL, Raymond Thomas Coyle (Cindy) of Indialantic, FL, Anna Mick (Randy) of Melbourne, FL, and Pat Urbach of Melbourne, FL; two brothers, James Coyle (Mary) of Melbourne, FL, and Ronald Coyle (Trish) of Palmetto Bay, FL; and sister in law, Betty. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mildred Coyle; and brothers, Frank Coyle and Larkin Coyle. Additional survivors include seven grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and many, many friends.
A memorial ceremony will be held July 20, 2013 from 10-11am at the Community Chapel of Melbourne Beach, followed by a gathering from 11am-3pm at the Melbourne Beach Community Center.
Condolences can be left at www.royallencoylejr.shutterfly.com.
In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Daphne Foundation, PO Box 121265, Melbourne, FL 32912-1265.
Published in FLORIDA TODAY on June 16, 2013