Dr. Coggin passed away November 14, 2017

January 14, 1936 – November 14, 2017

Julian Thayer “Butch” Coggin ’62 was born January 14, 1936, in Orlando, Florida, and passed away November 14, 2017, at his home in Nellysford, Virginia. Butch grew up in the Cocoa, Florida, area, graduating from Cocoa High School, where he was involved in all sports and the band. His parents introduced him to golf at an early age and it became a lifelong enjoyment.

After graduating from Southern Missionary College (now Southern Adventist University), in Collegedale, Tennessee, it was on to Loma Linda University in Loma Linda, California, where he earned his medical degree. Next it was being drafted into the U.S. Army. After serving two years he was offered a residency in pathology at Fitzsimmons Army Medical Hospital in Denver, Colorado.

Ending a 20-year Army career as chief of pathology at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, DC., Butch accepted a position as chief of pathology at Montgomery County Hospital in Onley, Maryland. Once again after serving 20 years, he retired, but this time to his vacation home in Wintergreen, Virginia, where he spent many hours enjoying golf with his friends. Butch joined the Waynesboro, Seventh-day Adventist Church serving as Sabbath School teacher and elder.

He is survived by his wife, Marilyn; his daughter, Jill Oldiges (Jason); two grandsons; and three great-grandchildren all of Erlander, Kentucky, and a brother, Dave (Sylvia) of Lakeland, Florida.

(Source: Family of Dr. Coggin)