Parker Mason Coogan

May 28, 1997April 27, 2021

Parker Mason Coogan, age 23, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, April 27, 2021, in Kingwood, Texas. He was born on May 28, 1997, in Houston, Texas. Parker grew up in Kingwood, where he graduated from Kingwood High School in 2016. His early childhood years were spent playing football in the Kingwood Football League and select baseball for the Colts, Rough Riders, and Dynasty teams. He loved spending time with his dad and buddies searching for food trucks after tournaments on their ever-famous “Food Truck Tour.” Wherever Parker was, there was always an army of friends following his lead in adventures of airsoft wars, paintball, swimming, and just the fun of being boys! As he transitioned into middle school, athletics continued to be Parker’s passion. He enjoyed playing multiple sports at Riverwood Middle School and went to the State 7-on-7 football tournament.

Parker’s high school years revolved around his teammates on the KHS football team, where he played four years, two on varsity. He was elected by fellow players as a Varsity Team Captain his senior year. His honors include KHS Offensive Line MVP, Academic All-District Team, 1st Team All-District Offensive Line as well as 1st Team Academic All-State. Parker was not only loved, he was also trusted and respected by his teammates. His senior year, the football coaches asked the players to write down who they would want in their foxhole during battle… Parker won by a landslide.

Parker went on to play football at Columbia University in New York City. He was a four-year letterman and three-year starter in his time at Columbia, playing in 30 consecutive games. While at Columbia, he was named All-Ivy Honorable Mention (2018 and 2019). Parker was also named to the Columbia Lions All-Decade Team, a two-time CoSIDA Academic All-District selection (2017 and 2019), 2019 Fall Academic All-Ivy League honoree, and a 2019 NFF Hampshire Academic Honor Society member. Following his senior season in 2019, Parker was named a Third-Team All-Ivy League selection by Phil Steele Magazine and selected as the recipient of Columbia’s Jack Armstrong Most Outstanding Lineman Award. In 2018, he was part of the Lions offensive line that allowed just 19 sacks for 126 yards, marking the second-lowest opponent totals in school history. Parker’s coach at Columbia, Al Bagnoli, describes him this way; “Parker was the epitome of what every program wants in a football player and student-athlete. He was a tremendous leader both on and off the field and was someone the entire team looked up to through his strong work ethic, great enthusiasm, and charismatic energy. He was also a talented football player, hard-working offensive lineman, and even better individual.” He was a three-time Dean’s List student and was also active in the community as he organized Columbia’s yearly Jacked 4 Jacklyn Foundation Fundraiser and Liftathon. Parker graduated from Columbia in May 2020 with a degree in Financial Economics. He worked in Securitized Product Sales at Barclays Investment Bank in NYC.

Parker may have only had 23 years here on earth, but the impact of his life has left a forever imprint on countless lives. A gentle giant, he had a tender heart and was loved by anyone he came in contact with. The list of his accomplishments is an undeniable result of both his incredible drive and work ethic. That work ethic coupled with his incredible intelligence allowed Parker to excel academically and on the field. He was kind, funny, quirky, and as his dad would say, “the smartest goofball I know!” Parker was a true and loyal friend. He had a unique way of making everyone feel important and included. Parker had an incredibly inquisitive mind and entrepreneurial spirit. He was never afraid to ask questions, constantly wanting to learn more and seeking a greater understanding of the world around him. Parker’s ever-present contagious smile and giving heart will be forever cherished by all who knew him. Amidst all his achievements, he was never boastful or arrogant. He was always humble and kind with the most genuine “aw shucks” attitude you have ever seen. His passions were all things tech, building computers, and playing tennis with his grandfather.

Parker is survived by his parents Tim and Amy Coogan, his brother Alex and sister McKenna. He leaves his grandparents Jack and Jill Coogan, Jan and Doty Olson, and Kit and Nick Donwen. He is also survived by his Aunt Tiffany Coogan Abraham, Uncle Tyler Coogan, Aunt Kelly and Uncle Kevin Krenzke, Aunt Alecia and Uncle Chip Cunningham, Aunt Etienne and Uncle Kevin Olson, Aunt Kay and Uncle Joe Coogan, and Uncle Bob Coogan. Along with cousins Josey, Jensen and Jillian Abraham; Avery and Owen Krenzke; Lilah, Tillie, Tate and Porter Cunningham; Andrew, Graham and Emma Olson; Bridget, Josh, Glenna, Ryan and Caitlyn Graver; Maureen, Mike, Tommy and Joey Schuler; Stephanie, Colin, Reese, Tully, Mack and Poppy Coogan; Molly, Brendan, Henry and Gus Coogan; Bernadette, John, Caroline, Rory, Whitney and Brody Coogan; along with countless treasured friends.

A celebration of Parker’s life will be held at 10:00am on Tuesday, May 4, 2021, at Woodridge Baptist Church, 5707 Kingwood Drive in Kingwood, Texas. The service will also be available via live stream at Immediately following the service, all are invited to greet the family during a reception in the Woodridge Baptist Gym. Burial will follow at Rosewood Cemetery in Porter, Texas. Donations can be made to scholarships that are being established in the name of Parker Coogan at Columbia University as well as Kingwood High School. More information regarding these scholarships will be provided as soon as it becomes available.


  • Alex Coogan
  • Ben Hill
  • Benn Beckelman
  • Christian McFerrin
  • Colton Moore
  • Danny DeLorenzi
  • Joe Scowden
  • John Fischer
  • Josh Wainwright
  • Lynnard Rose
  • Max Mullaney
  • Monroe Moll
  • Thomas Allison
  • Rory Schlageter
  • Van Neils


  • Celebration of Life

    Tuesday, May 4, 2021


  • Reception following the service

    Tuesday, May 4, 2021

  • Committal Service

    Tuesday, May 4, 2021


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Tony Lanson

May 8, 2021

Tim and Amy, Dawnett and I are heartbroken at the passing of your beautiful boy. We followed Parker’s successes through his KHS and Columbia years. He was so good in everything he did. The way he lived his life mattered. We know you will find comfort in all the good he did that went beyond success in athletics and academics. He did it all. His exmaple is amazing. As many of the Columbia football team said at the funeral – he was raised well. I have a contact at Columbia on the baseball team. He said he didn’t know Parker, but did say this “ …he was known as a leader - infectious personality with tremendous energy. Had respect on campus.” You guys are on our heart and in our prayers. Hope to see you on the green belt agagin soon.

Suzanne Baker

May 7, 2021

Parker was such a bright spot in his first grade at Willow Creek Elementary which was known as The Baker Bunch. He always brought out the best in others. He was a hero of the class after breaking his leg and had a wheelchair. Everyone wanted to push him! I can still see his First Grade smile.
Parker is a very special young man who will be missed by many.

Lauren Boyd

May 4, 2021

Parker put his arm around Hunter at an important time in his life. Parker was an amazing positive influence on Hunter at just the right time.

William Finnegan

May 4, 2021

Love you guys. Loved Tim’s words of love, hope, being better and that Parker would want all to be happy. Hard to do when he was taken so early as Tim said today “I wanted to hear these stories in 50 years”. Hard seeing J&J ... always enjoyed hanging around Jack. Prayers and love to you all.

Broderick Taylor

May 4, 2021

Coogan uplifted me in so many ways and truly helped bring me out of a dark place. The memories we’ve created will never go away. Love you so much my friend♥️

Steve Brewer

May 4, 2021

Tim, Amy, Alex & McKenna, Our hearts are broken and we are deeply saddened for all of you! Parker is a great young man that will be missed! I love that kid so much! May God be with you all during this difficult time! We love you so much!

Parker, son I am so proud of you! You are a great young man that I truly love! God Bless you kiddo and I'll see you again!


Steve & Cheryl Brewer and Family

Heather Richmond

May 4, 2021

Your family has suffered an indescribable loss. As a parent raising kids in the same community and watching them transform into young adults filled with dreams for the future, I feel your loss keenly and hope to help you carry the burden of its weight. I send my deepest sympathies and hold you all in my heart.

Cindi Fields

May 3, 2021

Tim & Amy, There isn’t anything I wouldn’t do to take your pain and sadness away. When Bobby passed away 36 years ago Tim was such a huge part of helping our family heal. I wish I could say healing is easy but it’s not. Hold on to every memory, every laugh and hold on to the memories that were rough. There is not a day or an hour that goes by that I don’t think of Bobby. Talk. Talk about Parker every chance you get. I’m praying God wraps his arms around all of you and guide you through this difficult time. We love you! We love your family. Mom, Dad and I would love to meet up when things settle down. Parker was an amazing young man. So tonight in my prayers I asked Bobby to throw the Ol’ football around and take him fishing. They only comfort I can assure you with is that you will see him again and that infectious smile will be waiting for you. I love y’all with my whole heart. God bless you.

Tricia and Josh Newblatt

May 3, 2021

Parker was a mentor and friend to our son, Stew, from the time he stepped foot on Columbia’s campus . He was the teammate who visited Stew after surgery to bring food and lift his spirits. Our thoughts and sympathies are with you all during this difficult time.

Josh/Tricia Newblatt

Mike Cooper

May 3, 2021

Linda and I would liked to have known Parker from everything that we have read for the past few days. What an incredible son you and Amy raised.

Bobby has been gone for 36 years. We will never forget the kindness you showed us as his friend. It always meant so much to us for your visits.

We feel the suffering that your family will endure from this terrible loss. The main thing to remember is that you were blessed everyday you shared with him and all the memories.

Please know that we are here for ya'll if you ever need us.

Much Love,
Mike and Linda Cooper