OBITUARY

Olie B. "O.B." McCoin Jr.

January 17, 1944April 12, 2019
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Olie B. “O.B.” McCoin, Jr. of Nashville, Tennessee and Miami, Florida passed peacefully on April 12, 2019. O.B. was born in Indianapolis, Indiana on January 17, 1944. He relocated to Portland, Tennessee as a youth where he developed his passion, skill and loving hobby for farming. O.B. was married to Patti Greenberg, his partner, soulmate and love of his life. After graduating from University of Tennessee with a degree in civil engineering, O.B.’s early career was at Lockheed. In addition to professional success with these endeavors, both at U.T. and in Altanta, O.B. developed deep friendships that continue to this day. O.B. returned to Nashville in the early 1970s where he began his healthcare career, initially at the State and then in 1976 at Hospital Affiliates Development Corporation (HADC). While at the State, O.B. earned his master’s degree in public administration from Western Kentucky. His long and successful career leading HADC for 30+ years ultimately resulted in combining HADC into Windrose Medical Properties Trust, a denovo REIT of which O.B. was a founder, and ringing the bell on the New York Stock Exchange in 2002. O.B. remained with the REIT, and its successor REIT, until 2010. After that O.B. continued developing healthcare real estate for his own account, including Memory Lane Cottage, assisted living facilities for persons with dementia as a tribute to his mother. Throughout adulthood in Nashville, O.B. enjoyed such meaningful friendships with people from all facets of his life. His warm embodiment and sincere sharing of his inner self is a remarkable tribute to the man he was and fostering of these relationships. He maintained his passion for farming, spending much time at Shana Farms, his farm in Portland. O.B. cherished all of his moments with each of his grandchildren. Cultivating within them strong values of love, perseverance, joy, courage and honesty, he loved them dearly. Other passions were evident in his love for the outdoors, beach, boating, fishing and the wonderful friendships developed in those warm spots including his home in Miami, Belize and other island tropics. In addition to his wife Patti, O.B. is survived by children Shawn Douglas McCoin, Kimberly Ann Lauch and her husband Frank Lauch, and Kim Sircy McCoin; grandchildren Lila Ann, Chance, Waylon and Banks Lauch and Brady McCoin; sister Joan (Joe) Freeman and their children Cindy, Rita and Steve; mother in law Marcia Greenberg; brother in law Peter (Kim) Greenberg and their children Ashley, Brandon and Thomas; brother in law Steven (Barbara) Greenberg and their children Jordan and Max; and a number of “brothers from other mothers”. O.B. also leaves behind a vast array of other family and friends, having touched so many throughout the various periods of his life. O.B. is preceded in death by parents Lila and Olie B. McCoin, Sr., father in law Paul Greenberg and grandson Shepherd Lauch. There will be a gathering of family and friends on Tuesday April 16th from six o’clock until eight o’clock pm, Wednesday April 17th from two o’clock until four o’clock and six o’clock until eight o’clock and Thursday April 18th from noon until service time at one o’clock pm in Woodlawn’s Dignity Hall. Interment will follow at Woodlawn Memorial Park. The family requests that memorial contributions be made in O.B.’s memory to the Wounded Warrior Project, Hillsdale College or Trump 2020.

  • DONATIONS

  • Wounded Warrior Project, Hillsdale College or Trump 2020.

Services

  • Visitation Tuesday, April 16, 2019
  • Visitation Wednesday, April 17, 2019
  • Visitation Wednesday, April 17, 2019
  • Visitation Thursday, April 18, 2019
  • Funeral Service Thursday, April 18, 2019
REMEMBERING

Olie B. "O.B." McCoin Jr.

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Bob Scott

April 18, 2019

I first met O. B. in 1984 before joining the HADC development team. Since that time, I have had the pleasure to work with, and learn from, one of the masters of the healthcare development business. Joanie’s and my journeys from East Tennessee to Nashville, Indianapolis, California, Belgium and back to California would not have happened without trust and confidence in our relationship with O.B.

O.B.’s intellect, passion and loyalty were extraordinary. He would use those tools to debate his points with a ferocity matched by few. Afterward, you would go have a drink and enjoy friendship.

O.B. will be missed, but his imprint will continue to live within each of us who worked with him. Our deepest condolences to the family.

Joanie & Bob Scott

Nancy Medaris Lutjen

April 18, 2019

Kim, Shawn and Family,
I am sorry to hear of the loss of your Dad. He was always very kind to me and welcomed me into the family.

Mike Bryan

April 17, 2019

I first met Butch as a freshman engineering student at the University of Tennessee. We became friends for the rest of our lives along with Don Shamblin. We had the same interests - girls, cars, adventure, motorcycles. and then school!
Thru the years we vacationed together to many locations - one memory was a motorcycle trip down the Natchez Trace - I will always remember and love my brother ! Mike Bryan

Parks Wilson

April 16, 2019

I’ve only known OB for about three years, starting with business but that created a friendship. Last October, I was in Nashville visiting an in-law having serious medical care at Vanderbilt. I told OB I’d be in town and would love to see him. I got a tour of Nashville and despite him being a ‘client’, he treated me.

More than anything else, I will remember OB for being a man of his word. I’ll miss that and so will this world that needs more people with that integrity.

Until we meet again.....

Denny DeNarvaez

April 15, 2019

Oscar and I have shared countless great times with Patti and OB and we will miss those for sure. But the memories will live in our hearts forever. Love Denny and Oscar

Charlie Ingram

April 15, 2019

I met Butch in Atlanta in 1968 when we both worked at Lockheed. We had many good times together. He'll be missed.

Eloise and Herb Wardell

April 15, 2019

Patti and Family, We have shared many good times with "Butch" since 1967, and will miss him and his smile and wonderful hugs each time we were able to be together. Tho' many miles kept us apart our hearts were always close, like we'd never been apart. Blessings to you all, you're in our prayers and hearts still tho' we can't be with you now. Be strong, as always. Much love, Eloise and Herb

Bob Matrazzo

April 15, 2019

Working with Patti at NHA and O.B. for the past twenty years has been a true blessing for me. The two memory care communities envisioned by Patti and O.B. and constructed in 2015 and 2016, are wonderful examples of compassion shared by both of them toward individuals afflicted with Alzheimer's disease.

O.B. was quick to engage others in finding solutions and help formulate a path to success. He was a friend and gentleman. I will miss him.

Catherine Stuart Vrettos

April 14, 2019

Kim—Your family and you are in our thoughts and prayers.

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