Dr. John P. “Jack” Coughlin, 81, of San Angelo went to be with the Lord on Sunday, March 5, 2017 in San Angelo. Jack was born June 24, 1935 in Oak Park, Illinois to Bryan R. and Kathryn E. Feely Coughlin. He grew up in the Chicago area and after High School attended The University of Notre Dame where he served his pre-med training. He attended medical school at Loyola University and graduated on June 13, 1961. Jack served his internship at Cincinnati General Hospital from 1961 to 1962, and then… from 1962 to 1966 served his residency at the Surgical and Urologic University of Cincinnati Medical Center, Cincinnati General Hospital in Cincinnati, Ohio. He served his country honorably, in the United States Army, from 1966 to 1968 where he became Chief of Urology at Darnell Army Hospital in Fort Hood, Texas. Jack moved to San Angelo in 1968 where he opened his private practice in Urology and remained in practice until his retirement in 2013. Jack’s hospital appointments were St. John’s Hospital and Shannon West Texas Memorial Hospital. He was a part of numerous Professional Societies, a member of Holy Angels Catholic Church, a Grand Knight in the Knights of Columbus, Chapter 2136, was instrumental in serving San Angelo, Tom Green County, West Texas and numerous other cities in Texas on many Board of Directors and as a consultant for many organizations. He married Rita Kathleen Strebeck on August 28, 1987 and they shared 29 beautiful years together. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather who devoted his life to his family and to his patients. He loved spending time with his family, and as a physician, also put his patients first. Above all, Jack’s passion in life was his practice of medicine. He loved all his patients and considered them all friends. If during his life, Jack could help someone in any way, he wanted those patients to give back to others in return. His legacy of love for his family, and legacy of healing and helping patients will live on in our hearts forever! Jack was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his loving wife, Kay Coughlin, of San Angelo; his children, Theresa Coughlin-Dunn and her husband Fred and their daughter, Megan, of Washington, D.C., Mark Coughlin and his wife Elizabeth and their children, Stephen and Matthew, of Houston, Kevin Coughlin, of Dallas, Joanna Coughlin, of Dallas, Barbara Coughlin-Shuler and her husband Ron, and their children Reilly, Caitlyn and Zachary, all of Clarksville, TN., and Sherryl Wilson, of San Angelo; the mother of his children, Ginger Coughlin, of, Clarksville, TN. The family will receive friends from 6:00 P.M. – 8:00 P.M., Wednesday at Harper Funeral Home. The Graveside service will be 1:00 P.M., Thursday, March 9, 2017 at Sherwood Cemetery in Sherwood, TX. Aside from his tremendous love for people, Dr. Jack also had a love for animals. The family requests that Donations be made to Concho Valley PAWS, 4001 Sunset Dr., San Angelo, TX 76904.
Dr. John P. "Jack" CoughlinJun 24, 1935 - Mar 5, 2017
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