Hanes Lineberry Funeral Home

515 North Elm Street, Greensboro, NC


Thomas Edmund Coyle

March 23, 1962August 2, 2019

Thomas Edmund Coyle 57, passed away on August 2, 2019 at his residence.

The family will gather to celebrate his life on Thursday, August 8, 2019 at 6:00 pm, at Hanes Lineberry North Elm Chapel.

Thomas was born in Nassau County, New York to the late John and Delores Rucker Coyle. He was a graduate of North Carolina State University with a degree in Civil Engineering. He worked in the construction industry as a Structural Engineer.

He was an avid hockey fan and worked with the Raleigh Youth Hockey Association.

He was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Diane Muggeo-Fussa. Tom is survived by his sons, Matthew Coyle of Newark, DE and Michael Coyle of Siler City, NC; his brother John Coyle and sister Karen Butcher.

Hanes Lineberry North Elm is assisting the Coyle family. Online condolences may be sent to www.haneslineberryfhnorthelm.com


  • Gathering of Family and Friends Thursday, August 8, 2019


Thomas Edmund Coyle

have a memory or condolence to add?

Gary Hecht

August 20, 2019

I met Tom when he was possibly coming to the Pittsburgh area to coach a junior hockey team. He reached out to our business to possibly doing some structural steel detailing for us. Unfortunately the team was never established, but I found a draftsman who I developed a very good relationship with. Tom assisted us on hundreds of projects and it was a blessing to have met him.
As a big time hockey fan and a long time Penguin fan, Tom and I had countless conversations about hockey in general and specifically about the Penguins. He knew more about the Penguins than most Penguin fans I know. It made me laugh when we’d talk about a job for 5 minutes and the Penguins for 10 minutes.

May God be with Tom and his family as they grieve his loss. The good Lord can take those we love, but the memories we created will live in our hearts forever.


Gary Hecht and the employees at Forrest Steel Corporation Pittsburgh, PA

Bryan and Lilly Jewett

August 13, 2019

Our 14 year old daughter was the only girl on Coach Coyle’s Bantam Major team that year. With Coach Coyle guiding her she became a top tier ice hockey player and even after we moved to Wisconsin she continued to make a name for herself and was scouted and recruited for university teams. He treated her just as he did the boys and his love of the game and coaching was obvious at every game. His intelligence and integrity will certainly be missed by his players, teammates, the hockey community and of coarse his sons and family. We were very sorry to hear of the passing of Coach at such a young age. We send our prayers for comfort.

Wesley Quinn

August 8, 2019

So sorry to hear the sad news and for your loss.

It was a lot of fun playing Pokemon Go with Tom. He will be greatly missed.

Tabatha Steed

August 7, 2019

I am so incredibly sorry for your loss. Tom was such a fun guy that I personally got to know through Pokemon Go over the last three years. He had a soft spot for kids and gave my youngest son several Pokemon tshirts that we will forever treasure. I loved joking around with him and hearing about his hockey stories. One of my favorite memories was going with him to get ice cream with a group on Franklin Street. He joked that he looked like our body guard with his stature and bald head. He was right. :-) He will be dearly missed by many, many people. Our entire Pittsboro Pokemon Go community mourns his loss.

With kindness and warmth,
Tabatha Steed

Janet Wyatt

August 7, 2019

I am so sorry for your loss. We had enjoyed playing Pokemon go with your Dad. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. If there is anything that I can do please don't hesitate to let me know. I just found out I'm sorry I didn't know before.

Janet, William and AJ Wyatt

Erik Morrison

August 7, 2019

I had the pleasure to have Tom as a very good friend for the last 20 years. Sure we had a great time on the ice playing for god knows how many random teams together. But, I will miss the guy he was off the ice. The real friend who could make you laugh when you were down and the real friend who was always willing to help you out with what ever you needed. I have never laughed harder or more in my life than when I was with Tom. I am already missing that bellowing laugh of his. Save a bar stool up there for me, brother. I'll join you for a cold one and a good joke some day.

Alex Bock

August 6, 2019

Coach Coyle was one of the best coaches I had. He was so funny and caring. Being the only girl on a boys team, he made sure I was always safe and treated fairly. It was an honor to have him as our coach. My condolences to his family.

Kevin Kleber

August 6, 2019

Tom, like many folks we met because of hockey. You were one of the larger D in front of me. I know your best times were when you and your son were on the ice together. I am honored to have called you a teammate and friend. I send my deepest condolences to your family. RIP Tom. God must have needed a defenseman.

Chris Wallace

August 6, 2019

The Chiefs, Ice Dragons, Playmakers, Timberwolves, and Hornets...All of these teams were better because Tom Coyle played on them. Some of my favorite hockey memories are with Tom & the guys! I know one of his greatest hockey moments was getting to play on the same team with his son. RIP my friend...we are now shorthanded for life without you!

Carol Rsnlet

August 6, 2019

Tom , will miss you Cuz💚. Our Words with Friends and Toy Blast games won’t be the same as when we enjoyed our “battles” on line. . As kids, Christmas with your family was such a special time and I will cherish our memories and miss you forever. Rest in PEACE. Your last fight is over and now join Uncle John-John, Aunt Deloris and Diane with a big smile. 🙏🏻