Harry Coyle

Harry Michael "Mike" Coyle Jr., P.E., 53, passed away on Saturday, December 21, 2013, in a tragic accident near his home in Boerne, Texas. He was with his beloved wife Beth and his twin daughters, surrounded by loved ones following a family Christmas celebration.
The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, December 28, at Oak Hills Church, Crownridge Campus. Max Lucado will be officiating. Visitation will be held from 5 pm to 7 pm on Friday, December 27, at the Vaughan Funeral Home in Boerne, Texas. Burial will follow the funeral at the Boerne Cemetery.
Mike was born in West Point, New York, on February 20, 1960., and grew up in Bryan, Texas after his father began teaching civil engineering at Texas A&M University. He graduated from Bryan High School in 1978 and earned a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Texas A&M in 1982.
Mike was married to Beth Gibson Coyle on May 21, 1982. They were high school sweethearts, married for 32 years and were inseparable, partners in business as well as in life. Many have been inspired by their deep love, friendship and commitment to each other.
Mike was a fourth-generation San Antonian, and a second-generation engineer. He and his wife Beth founded their engineering firm, Coyle Engineering, Inc., in 1995, which became Coyle-SDA after being purchased by Spalding DeDecker Associates in 2012. They grew their business successfully, and Mike left his mark on many landmark projects in the San Antonio and Hill Country area, including the AlamoDome, The Republic Golf Club, the Crockett Street Redevelopement on the RiverWalk, and the Vistana. He was named Young Engineer of the Year in 1995 for his work on the AlamoDome and was selected as Engineer of the Year in 2011 for his disaster recovery work following Hurricane Ike. He is one of only nine engineers who have been named both Young Engineer of the Year and Engineer of the Year. The selection is based not only on an engineer's professional and technical background, but civic, humanitarian and social activities as well.
Mike was the current Region III Vice President of the Texas Society of Professional Engineers (TSPE), and served previously as President of the TSPE Bexar Chapter. Mike also served on the Board of Directors of the Greater Boerne Area Chamber of Commerce, as an officer on the Board of the Kendall County Economic Development Corporation and as District Engineer for the Kendall County WCID #2, known as Esperanza. Mike was a Rotarian and served as President of the Rotary Club of Boerne in 2004. He was presented the Nehemiah Award for faithfulness for his work with the Hill Country Pregnancy Care Center. Mike was dedicated to teaching young adults and teenagers in a church setting and was an ardent supporter of Young Life. He loved to mentor budding engineers, working with middle school robotics teams, Engineer for a Day and job shadowing programs, and developing the careers of engineering college students on his staff.
Mike is survived by and will be deeply missed by his wife Beth, twin daughters Lauren Coyle Orgeron and Christen Coyle Kennington, sons-in-law Christopher Orgeron and Jacob Kennington, grandchildren Micah and Claire Orgeron and Riley Jo Kennington, his father Harry Michael Coyle, P.E., PhD, his siblings Deborah Coyle Barry, Jenifer Coyle Purvis, and D. Patrick Coyle, his many nieces and nephews, his father and mother-in-law E. Wayne and Betty S. Gibson and family, as well as many beloved friends and colleagues.
Mike is preceded in death by his mother Josephine Oefinger Coyle.
Because of Mike's deep faith and love of mentoring youth in the community, the family asks that any memorial donations be given to Young Life Boerne (www.boerne.younglife.org), P.O. Box 1194, Boerne, TX 78006 to support those who will continue the work of proclaiming the gospel. The family of Mike Coyle wishes to thank Oak Hills Church, the Vaughan Funeral Home, and the many members of the community who have offered their love and support.
To leave a message for the family, please visit www.vaughanfuneralhome.com Funeral Arrangements entrusted to Vaughan's Funeral Home of Boerne.

Funeral Home

Vaughan's Funeral Home - Boerne
319 E. San Antonio Avenue  Boerne, TX 78006
(830) 249-9128

Published in Express-News on Dec. 26, 2013