OBITUARY

Douglas Allen Coolidge

December 12, 1974November 28, 2018

On Wednesday, November 28, 2018, Douglas Allen Coolidge passed away suddenly at his home in Tampa, Florida; he was 43 years old.

Doug was born on December 12, 1974 in Tampa. He graduated from Gaither High School in 1993 where he was a member of FFA and the wrestling team (#dogsofwar). In 1998 he married his beloved high-school sweetheart, Jacki; and in 1999 they welcomed their daughter, Mackenzie.

Doug served in the United States Army and earned several awards including Expert Marksmanship. While stationed in Germany, he traveled to neighboring countries and learned to snowboard in the Bavarian Alps. Doug understood how things worked and spent most of his life in the construction industry. He enjoyed golf, video games, fantasy football, gardening and landscaping, his grill, and DIY projects. He was a proud former Band Dad and member of the GHS Cowboy Crew.

Doug was a supportive husband, involved father, and great friend to many. He will forever be remembered by all who knew him.

He is survived by his wife of 20 years Jacquelyn Frederick Coolidge; daughter Mackenzie Coolidge; mother Gloria Sawyer Coolidge; sisters Paula Turner Luce, Kathy Turner Nayman, Stephanie Turner Slater, and Anna “Ceci” Coolidge; brother Mark Coolidge; numerous nieces and nephews; and sister-in-law Page Hartman Zelepos. He also leaves behind his canine companion. Many bonds are strong, but few compare to the one between this man, his dog, and their truck.

In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Doug may be made to Gaither High School Conservatory of Music and Leadership, PO Box 341355, Tampa, FL 33694.

Services

  • Visitation Friday, December 14, 2018
  • Memorial Service Friday, December 14, 2018
REMEMBERING

Douglas Allen Coolidge

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Benjamin and Jennifer Majano

December 12, 2018

We would like to express our condolences to Jacki, his daughter and family. We are very sad and still in shock to learn about him, leaving us so soon. Doug was a great neighbor, and a great friend to us. We argued, we laughed, we talked a lot, we argued some more, but he was always helping us, and always willing to do his best in everything that he put his mind into. He will be greatly missed. The flowers in our garden, that he loved to take care, will never be watered by him again.
Doug, thank you for everything you did for our family. We will miss you very much, and you will always be, our No. 1 neighbor.
Until we meet again. Rest in peace.
Ben and Jen.

Kary Jackson-Sowell

December 12, 2018

Our deepest condolences to Jacki, Mackenzie and Doug's family and friends. Doug was a very good friend and he will be missed. We wish we could bring solace to this life that was taken too soon, but I take comfort in my Faith that we will meet again. There are no words to take away the heartache felt by his family, friends and all who knew him. But we are here for you all, to tell you how much Doug's friendship meant to us. Doug, I will miss you. I already do. Jacki and Mackenzie, I love you both, and pray you find comfort knowing that Doug meant so much to so many of us. R.I.P.

Chris Corley

December 5, 2018

I would like to express my condolences to the family. I would also like to say that Doud exemplified what it meens to be a friend. If you didn't have the chance to know Doug, you really missed out a knowing a unique and kind sole. Im forever greatful for having had the friendship we shared. A part of him will live on in me for the rest of my life. And im thankful for that. I would also like to say that having had the chance to meet and get to know his wife and daughter i can tell you that they are wonderfull kind and generous ladys. Classy to be sure.

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY