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Douglas F. Coggins, 77

Douglas F. Coggins, 77

Douglas F. Coggins, 77, of Zirconia went to be with the Lord Thursday, February 23, 2017, at Pardee Memorial Hospital.

A native and lifelong resident of Henderson County, Douglas was the son of the late Alfred and Callie Osteen Coggins. He was also preceded in death by two sisters, Ellen Morrison and Bobbie Ann Hipps, and brother, Arliss Coggins.

He was a proud veteran who served in the US Air Force. Douglas retired from General Electric as an electrician after 37 years of employment. He was one of the founding members of Friends of the Falls at Dupont State Forest and a member and deacon of Mud Creek Baptist Church. He enjoyed fellowship with the ROMEOS (Retired Old Men Eating Out) group for retirees of General Electric.

He is survived by his loving wife of 48 years, Joyce Anders Coggins; daughter, Stephanie C. Bailey (Daniel) of Zirconia; son, Christopher Douglas Coggins of Charlottesville, VA; granddaughter, Cameron Bailey; grandson, Kyle Bailey; brother, James Coggins (Venus) of Tuxedo; sisters, Loretta Moody (Don) and Sheliah Brown (John), all of Brevard; and a number of nieces and nephews.

A funeral service will be held at 3 pm Sunday at Mud Creek Baptist Church. The Reverends Greg Mathis and Steve Scoggins will officiate. The family will receive friends from 1-3 pm Sunday at the church. At other times, the family will be at the home of Daniel and Stephanie Bailey. Burial with military honors will follow the service at Forest Lawn Memorial Park.

To offer online condolences, please visit www.shulerfuneralhome.com. Shuler Funeral Home is assisting the family.