OBITUARY

William Lane Coalson

April 30, 1938April 23, 2021
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William Lane Coalson, Sr. was the son of William Columbus Coalson and Hallie Mae Watson Coalson. He was born April 30, 1938 at St. Vincent’s Hospital Jacksonville. He died on April 23, 2021 at Community Hospice after a long strong fight with Parkinson’s disease as well as leukemia. He attended Hendricks Avenue Elementary School, graduated from Landon High School in 1956, graduated with a B.S. /B.A. degree from the University of Florida in January, 1961. He was Captain in the United States Air Force, honorably discharged in December 1963. He became a partner of Akin and Coalson Real Estate Brokers and Appraisers 1963-1969. He graduated from Florida State University Law School with a Juris Doctorate degree in December 1971. He became assistant Public Defender, 4th Judicial Circuit, 1971-72. He was a member of the legal department of Fidelity Mortgage Investors 1972-73. He became Vice President Preclosing Barnett Winston 1973-74. He was Assistant General Counsel of Jacksonville, 1974-77. He went to work with Greene, Greene, Falck and Coalson 1977-87 and later became self-employed, W.L. Coalson Attorney at Law from 1987 -2008 and from there he retired. Of late he has been a Supreme Court of Florida Circuit Court civil mediator. He was a long time congregant of All Saints Episcopal Church which was dear to his heart for many years. He served as Senior Warden, twice, was a vestry member on three occasions, usher and breakfast cook for several years, Sunday School Teacher, President of Early Learning and Child Day Care Center. He was on the Board of the Southside Kiwanis Club, a member of Ponte Vedra Inn and Club, on the Board of Governors of San Jose Country Club and a member of the University Club. He was a driver for the American Cancer Society “Road to Recovery”. His hobbies were golfing, reading, traveling the world over with his wife whom he met on St. Patrick’s Day in 1956,dog lover,( Duke, Fritz I and Fritz II and Aristotle and Hans) avid fisherman having fished in several foreign countries . Bill enjoyed playing many Father/Son tournaments in Ireland and Scotland. He enjoyed speaking Spanish with his eldest son, Lane and golfing with youngest son, Paul and fishing with both sons. He enjoyed cooking, golfing and traveling with his wife of 61 years. Eleanor and Bill traveled together extensively. He relied on God for strength to understand any problems he had to face in work or family life. He did so quietly but surely! Unbeknownst to everyone but family, he helped the needy, generously and in many different ways. In addition to his wife, Eleanor, he is survived by 2 sons, Lane ( Luisa) , Paul (Denise) and three grandchildren, Juan Miguel (Kyara) Hannah (Hunter Bass) and Emma , his brother, John (Sallye) and sister, Kay two greatgrandchildren, Ishmael and Isabel two step granddaughters, Kelsey and Jessica Strange and a niece Julie Greene Miller( Fred) and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents and his sister Pam. Many thanks to our wonderful friends and neighbors! Much love and thanks to Jenny Tabares Bill’s exceptional CNA from Concierge Care and thanks to all nurses and doctors and CNA’s at Baptist and Hospice, all of his therapists and special thanks to Renante Abagat, JOI therapist whom Bill and Eleanor really loved and respected. His memorial service will be held at All Saints Episcopal Church on Saturday May 8th, 2021 at 10:00 A.M. with Father Donavan Cain as officiant. In lieu of flowers contributions to All Saints Episcopal Church, 4171 Hendricks Avenue, Jacksonville, Florida 32207 or Community Hospice will be appreciated. Arrangements by Hardage-Giddens Oaklawn Chapel, 904-737-7171. Please sign the guestbook at www.hardagegiddensoaklawnchapel.com.

Services

  • Memorial Service

    Saturday, May 8, 2021

  • Memorial Service

    Saturday, May 8, 2021

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Mark Taylor

May 6, 2021

Bill was a great husband, father, and friend to many. I remember many rounds of golf with Paul and Bill following us around not only showing support for his son, but all others in the group as well. May peace find Bill and the entire Coalson family. Thoughts, love, and prayers to your family. Mark & Ginny Taylor

John Starling

May 2, 2021

Eleanor and Family, Nancy and I were so sorry to hear about Bill. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Love,
John & Nancy

Suzanne and Phillip Noe

April 30, 2021

May the peace that comes from the memories of love shared comfort you now and in the days ahead. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Sincerely, Phil and Suzanne Noe

Jay Newbern

April 28, 2021

In his formative years, Bill proved to be a tough, valuable member of a state co-championship football team. That hard work, teamwork, and studies had to have much to do with his later accomplishments.

John Richardson

April 26, 2021

Loved your Father & Rest in Peace Bill Coalson!!🙏🙏❤️❤️

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