Daniel J. Coyle Jr.

Passed away on July 6, 2018

COYLE, DANIEL J. JR., 82, of Birmingham, passed away on July 6, 2018. Son of the late Julia Bledsoe Coyle and Daniel J. Coyle Sr., he attended Lakeview Elementary School and graduated from Ramsay High School. He was a tight end on the University of Alabama football team, and he played in the Cotton Bowl. After completing his M.D. at the University of Alabama School of Medicine, he served as an Air Force captain in Japan. He then completed a fellowship in surgery at Ochsner Medical Center. He passionately practiced medicine in Birmingham for over 50 years, operating at Medical Center East, St. Vincent’s, Baptist Medical Centers Princeton and Montclair. He founded Alabama Colon and Rectal Institute, where he pioneered office-based surgery. He is survived by his three children, Daniel Coyle, Christopher Coyle (Mim), and Gayle Miller; four grandchildren: Cynthia, Sarah, Daniel, and Alistair; brother, James Timothy Coyle (Debi); niece, Maria Coyle; and was predeceased by his wife Lillian Trechsel Coyle. Per his request, a private family service will be held on Monday, July 16. Memorial contributions in his name may be made to Big Oak Ranch or Salvation Army. Dr. Coyle was a great comedian and storyteller, he was deeply loved by his family and many friends. He will be remembered for his extraordinary personality, quick wit, charm, and a life well lived.


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Dan Wallace

January 29, 2019

I was a patient of Dr. Coyle in the 1970s. Dr. Coyle saved my life. I was a 21 year old with a bad case of Crohn's Disease. I will always be indebted to him for getting to the bottom of my health problems. I would not be here today without Dr. Coyle's commitment to me. I remember I was having a bad flair up on a Friday afternoon. He missed a cattle sale that evening to do some emergency surgery on me. He never let me forget it in his always humorous way. I remember him cutting up with the surgery staff and everyone laughing prior to performing his magic in the operating room. I have lived a relatively healthy, but certainly happy and productive life, now retired at 68, living the dream in Tarpon Springs Florida. All due to Dr. Coyle's healing hand. While he will be missed here on earth, I know he has Heaven laughing with his wit and humor.

Dottie Ammon

July 14, 2018

We all looked forward to Thursday when "dancin' Dan, the fanny man" would come to Montclair to do his cases. He would say "Sure Happy It's Thursday" as opposed to TGIF. Besides his hugs and jokes, the personal side of Dr. Coyle was always willing to listen and give advice on some of life's hard situations. His will be truly missed. My condolences and prayers for the family.

Molton Smith

July 12, 2018

My deepest Sympathy to all the family, my memories with Dan go back to Ramsay High School , University of Alabama, he was in my wife and my wedding, I was in Dan and Lillian's wedding. Wonderful lifetime memories. He will be truly missed

Molton Smith

Bettie McBrayer

July 12, 2018

My husband was one of Dan's Warrior buddies. We only got to know and love him for a short while. I never figured our when he was kidding me, which I'm sure was great fun for him.

Janet Graves - Smith

July 11, 2018

I could always count on Dr. Coyle for a laugh, words of wisdom, and strong hugs. He and Lillian were so very precious to me. My prayers are with the family in their loss. All my love to you,


Deb Kilgore

July 11, 2018

One of the best bosses I ever had the privilege to work with. Always had a smile. Loved by patients & staff alike. You will be truly missed.
"There is no death, only a change of worlds". ----Chief Seattle


July 10, 2018

Please accept my deepest condolences in your loss. As you cope during this difficult time, find strength in the words: “Do not be amazed at this, for the hour is coming in which all those....will hear his voice and come out.” John 5:28,29

john morris

July 9, 2018

Worked with him for 10+ years at BMC Montclair. Loved working with him at every opportunity. He loved to tell a good story and would laugh at his stories a lot, but if I told one it was almost impossible to get even a grin. His patients loved him and so did the OR personnel. A treasure who will be greatly missed. He invented the "Handy Dan Fanny Fan". That will mean something to the nurses who worked with him.


July 8, 2018

Wonderful memories of family get togethers. Could listen to his stories all day. One of a kind. You are all in our thoughts and prayers