BOWLING GREEN - Coverdale, Dr. Keith Merrill, died on January 20, 2013 at his home in Bowling Green.
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He was born on January 26, 1925 in Fort Wayne, IN.
He was married to the former, Jean Madison Wycoff of Washington Co. KY, who survives.
He practiced Pediatrics in Bowling Green for over forty years beginning in 1955. He was an airplane pilot with an Air Transport Rating. He was a First Class Medical Examiner who issued physical certificates to both private and commercial pilots for over forty years. He attended college and medical School with the assistance of the U.S. Navy from which he retired in 1953 at the rank of Lieutenant Commander. He spent part of his Naval duty attached to the U.S. Marine Corps.
He attended Indiana University and Franklin Marshall College, graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from Western Kentucky University and an M.D. from the University of Louisville School of Medicine.
He completed his Pediatric Residency at Children's Hospital of Louisville in 1954.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by four children, David Coverdale and Meg Coverdale Webb, both of Bowling Green, Dr. Janice Coverdale and her husband, Dr. Louis Schroeder of Madison County, NC, and Jane Ann Coverdale Bradford of Newburgh, IN; Also surviving are seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
His remains will be cremated. There will be a memorial service celebrating the life of Dr. Coverdale at 11 a.m. on Saturday, January 26, 2013 in the sanctuary of The Presbyterian Church of Bowling Green at 1003 State Street, where he was a Deacon and Elder. Visitation with the family will be provided from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday, January 25, 2013 in the fellowship hall of the Presbyterian Church which is accessible from the 10th Avenue entrance. Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of J.C. Kirby & Son Broadway Chapel.
Donations in his memory may be made to the Presbyterian Church of Bowling Green or to Friends of Lost River, Inc., 2818 Nashville Road, Bowling Green, KY, 42101.
Published in The Courier-Journal on Jan. 24, 2013