Terry "Coach" Coxe

February 4, 1942February 14, 2013

Terrance H. Coxe 1942 - 2013

Terry "Coach" Coxe, 71, of Tallahassee, Florida, passed away Thursday, February 14, 2013, at his home following a lengthy illness.

A memorial service will be held at 11:00 am, Saturday, February 23 at Holy Comforter Episcopal Church, 2015 Fleischmann Road, Tallahassee, FL 32308. Mother Teri Monica will be officiating. A reception will be held immediately afterwards to celebrate Terry's life. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the St. Francis Wildlife Association.

Terry was born on February 4, 1942, in Traverse City, MI, to Thomas and Jane Coxe. He graduated from Lake Worth High School in 1960. He obtained a bachelor's degree from Florida Atlantic University and a master's degree from the University of Florida. On March 14, 1973 he married Martha "Betty" Coxe of Melbourne, Florida.

Terry was employed as a coach, an educator, and a child advocate for juvenile justice. He was an avid sports fan, especially the Florida Gators and Miami Dolphins football programs. He also enjoyed reading, golfing and spending time with his children and grandchildren.

Terry is survived by Betty Coxe, his wife of 39 years; sons, Casey Coxe (Summer) of Lewisville, TX, Matthew Coxe (Keri) of Orlando, FL; and daughters, Kelly Cannon (Tim) of Gainesville, FL and Kristy Coxe of Bridgewater, MA. He is also survived by nine grandchildren, Madison, Skylar, Haley, Terry, Charlie, Jacob, Caroline, Sean Thomas, Kaiden; and numerous friends that enriched his life.


  • Memorial Service Saturday, February 23, 2013

Terry "Coach" Coxe

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Joe DePasquale

April 9, 2013

Betty. I just learned today of Terry's death. I was heartsick when I heard. The two of you meant so much to me and did so much for me. My thoughts and prayers are with your family. Terry was a great guy and I will always remember him.

Richard D'Agostino

February 24, 2013

TC-My high school girlfriend rival, my Chi Sig mentor, my travel companion and roomate for three memorable years/summers, my lifeguard partner on the Jersey Shore (Asbury Park/Belmar,NJ), my surfing buddy on those cold early mornings before going to work, The Kingston Trio sing-alongs, our many nights at the Stone Poney; and then, years later at a golf outing, witnessing what might have been your only hole-in-one: Flash forward to your 70th Birthday party which I was so thrilled to attend, meeting your entire family, hearing of your accolades and many accomplishments (none of which surprised me). Thanks for the memories & friendship of those bygone years. D'Ag (The nickname you gave me yrs ago)Rest Well

Amy Brewer

February 24, 2013

I love you, Uncle Terry.

Phil Adams/Calcagno

February 24, 2013


You have been a life time buddy to me and a close friend. Many year during school and after school. I will always remember my buddy. God Bless you and your family.

Erma and Bruce Slager

February 24, 2013

Dear Betty and Family,
Terry is resting in the loving arms of our Father now. We pray you feel peace and comfort as you begin your grief journey.

You are all in our prayers,

Tom Wetzl

February 23, 2013

Dear Betty,
Our most sincere condolences. My fondest memories of starting at South Fork are of you and Terry. I hold you both in the highest regard, Terry's great sense of humor and your high standard of professionalism were my guides throughout my career. Our thoughts are with you.
With much love and appreciation,
Tom and Joanne Wetzl

Tom Prestopnik

February 23, 2013

I worked with Terry at South Fork High School. He always had a smile on his face and a friendly word for everyone. He was one of the good guys.

February 23, 2013

Betty and Family --

We were so sorry to hear of your loss. Our prayers are with you and you deal with the loss of Terry and plan for the future.

John and Julie Hansen

Scott Witherow

February 22, 2013

I have so many great memories. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. Every time the past week as I've been out on the soccer and baseball field with my own son, I've thought back to the days where he was out there with me as a kid.

Thanks Coach!

Joe Elwell

February 22, 2013

Betty and Family,

My thoughts and prayers are with you at this very difficult time. Terry and I were classmates at LWHS. I have many fond memories of Terry.
Bless you all