Funeral services for Paul Michael Coyle, Sr., 67, of Sperry, were held Wednesday, May 30, 2018 at Johnson Funeral Chapel in Sperry, OK. Minister Jake Bruno officiated and burial was in Rest Haven Cemetery in Sperry, OK. Honorary casket bearers were Ryan Smith, Aidan Bearshead, Caleb Coyle, Calvin Smith, Cameron Coyle and Damian Bearshead.
Paul was born July 1, 1950 in Claremore, OK to Joseph Earl and Elsie (Tiger) Coyle. He passed away May 23, 2018 in Sperry, OK.
Paul worked for his dad at Tulsa Pipe Coating, Inc. for several years. He then went to welding school for nine months and worked as a welder for a local union for two years after that. He was then hired on at the Oklahoma Department of Transportation in 1984, working there until his retirement in 2007. Paul was very good with children. He loved sports and even coached his daughter in softball and pitching lessons, and coached his son in baseball and football.
He is survived by his wife, Leslie Coyle of Sperry; children, Melanie Ann (Coyle) Smith and husband Glenn of Sperry, Paul Michael “Mike” Coyle, Jr. of Sperry, and Jessica Elaine Coyle and partner Nick Pickup of Sperry; grandchildren, Ryan Smith, of Sperry, Chelsie Smith of Sperry, Calvin Smith of Sperry, Caleb Coyle of Skiatook, Cameron Coyle of Sperry, Jazzmin Coyle of Tulsa, Ana Coyle of Sperry, Ariel Coyle of Sperry, Aidan Bearshead of Sperry, Julyn Bearshead Sperry, Damian Bearshead of Sperry, great-grandchildren Jade Bunnell of Tulsa and Jace Whitfield of Tulsa; sisters, Gayla (Coyle) Steele and husband Larry of Sperry, Beverly Ann Coyle and partner Tim Harjo of Sapulpa; brothers, Earl Patrick Coyle of Skiatook, Randy Allen Coyle of Miami, Billy Ray Coyle and wife Fancy of TX and Bobby Lynn Coyle of Skiatook; sisters-in-law, Patricia Cedar of Pawhuska, and Barbara Dennett of Pawhuska; brother-in-law, Jacob Bruno and wife Janice of Pawhuska; numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews; and many other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his father, Joseph Earl Coyle; mother, Elsie Coyle; and brothers, Joseph Ronald Coyle and Donnie Ray Coyle.