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Tuesday, November 27, 2012

WC/Hughes/Republic Capt. Lewis Gruber

~ IN MEMORY ~
WWII veteran & West Coast/Hughes/Republic Capt. Lewis M. ‘Lou’ Gruber
September 21, 1925 ~ November 17, 2012


Notification of the passing of WWII veteran and retired pilot Captain Lou Gruber, age 87. Born/raised in Idaho, after graduation in 1943 he joined the Army Air Corp. After the war he began a 33-year career as a commercial airline pilot riding out the mergers of Empire, West Coast, AirWest, Hughes Air West, and Republic Airlines.

To view/sign the online guestbook please visit

Captain Gruber is survived by his wife of 65 years Angela Subia Gruber.
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Captain Lewis (Lou) M. Gruber
1925 ~ 2012
Lewis M. Gruber, 87, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on November 17, 2012. He was surrounded by his loving family. Lewis was born in Meridian, Idaho. Upon graduation in 1943, he joined the
Army Air Corp. After receiving an honorable discharge, Lewis became a commercial airline pilot, which he considered a dream come true. He flew for 33 years. His career began in Boise, Idaho flying DC3s and retired as Captain of the Boeing 727.
(Empire, West Coast, AirWest, Hughes Air West, Republic)
He was very proud of the fact that his son followed in his footsteps as a pilot.
Lewis is survived by his loving wife of 65 years, Angela Subia Gruber; son, Bruce Gruber; daughter in law, Alice Gruber; granddaughter, Allison Gruber; brothers, Robert and Dwight Gruber; sister, Charlotte Ruscher; and numerous relatives, nieces and nephews.
A special Thanks to the staff and hospice of St. Luke's for their kind and compassionate care and his nurse, Carl Appel, of Bright Star who stood by us through some very difficult, sad times.
Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, November 27, 2012 at St. Mary's Catholic Church on State Street, Boise Idaho.
Burial will follow at the Idaho State Veterans Cemetery.
Arrangements are by Summers Funeral Homes, Boise Chapel.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Mary's School Fund or St. Mary's food bank.

Read more here: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/idahostatesman/obituary.aspx?n=lewis-m-gruber&pid=161199347#fbLoggedOut#storylink=cpy

Monday, November 26, 2012

NEA/DL Capt. William H. Becker

~ IN MEMORY ~
NEA/DL Capt. William H. Becker
June 21, 1931 ~ November 17, 2012



Notification of the passing of NEA/DL retired pilot Captain William H. Becker, age 81. Captain Becker hired on with Northeast 01-11-1960 and retired with Delta 07-01-1991, based Boston.

To view/sign the online guestbook please visit the funeral home website at http://www.heritagedaytona.com/

Survived by his wife Sharon ‘Sherry’, personal condolences
may be sent to their residence at
1958 Country Club Drive , Port Orange FL 32128-6730 ... (386) 756-6718

Plans for a Memorial Service are pending.
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Obituary: William H. Becker

William H. Becker, 81, of Port Orange, Florida, passed away on November 17, 2012. Born June 21, 1931, to Else and Ernst Becker in Braintree, Massachusetts.

He received a Bachelor’s Degree from University of Massachusetts/Amherst and Tufts University. He entered University of Virginia’s Navy ROTC program and received an MA in Foreign Affairs on June 13, 1955. LCDR Becker was Officer in Charge of UNITAS VI, leading multiple aircraft and 32 men for a 4-month anti-submarine exercise between the U.S. and eight South American Nations in 1965. Mr. Becker retired as an airline Captain from Delta Airlines, after 31 years of service. After retirement, Mr. and Mrs. Becker moved from Cohasset, Massachusetts, to Daytona Beach in 1992.

Mr. Becker was preceded in death by his daughter, Susan, in 1964. Left to mourn his loss are his wife of 44 years, Sharon, his daughter, Katherine, of Annapolis, Maryland, and his son, Karl, of San Diego, California. He also leaves behind a sister Gladys Whitney and husband Bob, grandchildren, Clare and Cade, two nephews, David and Bill Whitney, as well as many close and dear friends. Donations in honor of Bill may be made to Hospice of Volusia, Port Orange Care Center at 3800 Woodbriar Trial, Port Orange, Florida 32129. Plans for a Memorial Service are pending at this time.

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Martha Kerr Aenchbacher, wife of PAA/DL Capt. Bill Aenchbacher

~ IN MEMORY ~
Martha Kerr Aenchbacher, wife of PAA/DL Capt. Bill Aenchbacher
December 12, 1955 ~ November 24, 2012


Word has been received of the passing of Mrs. Martha Aenchbacher, wife of retired PAA/DL Captain William Carl ‘Bill’ Aenchbacher. Martha had been bravely fighting cancer this past year. She was nearing her 57th birthday at the time of her passing yesterday morning November 24th. The Aenchbachers were to celebrate their 27th wedding anniversary tomorrow November 26th.

To view/sign the online obituary and guestbook, please visit the funeral home website at http://www.mowellfuneralhome.com/
Personal condolences may be sent to Capt. Aenchbacher and their family at
734 Old Greenville Road, Fayetteville GA 30215-5935 .. (678) 817-9509
At this time, no services are planned.

Biography ~

Mrs. Martha Kerr Aenchbacher, 56, passed away on November 24, 2012. She was very passionate for her love of animals.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Franklin Kerr and Mary Elizabeth Kerr. She is survived by her husband of 27 years, Bill Aenchbacher of Fayetteville; sons, Adam Aenchbacher of Fayetteville and Andrew Aenchbacher of Fayetteville; sisters, Karol Grabowski of Stuart, FL, Kris Kerr of Jensen Beach, FL and Mary Haase of Fortine, MT; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Those desiring may make memorial donations in Martha’s honor to Southwest Christian Care, 7225 Lester Road, Union City, GA, 30291. No services at this time. Arrangements and cremation handled by Carl J. Mowell and Son Funeral Home, Fayetteville, GA.30214.

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Subject: Death in the Delta Family

It is my sad duty to relate to you the death of Martha Aenchbacher, wife of retired Pan Am/ Delta Captain William 'Bill' Aenchbacher. She passed away early Saturday morning after a courageous year long battle with lung and pancreatic cancer. Mowell Funeral Home of Fayetteville, GA is handling the arrangements and her obituary can be found at www.mowellfuneralhome.com
RC 'Chick' Smith
ATL B767-400 Captain (Retired)

Saturday, November 24, 2012

NWA Capt. Donald J. Worley

~ IN MEMORY ~
WWII veteran, author, Hughes AirWest/NWA retired pilot
Capt. Donald J. Worley
August 26, 1926 ~ November 15, 2012

To view/sign the online guestbook for Captain Worley, please visit the funeral home website at http://www.meaningfulfunerals.net/fh/home/home.cfm?fh_id=13416
or the newspaper site at

Survived by his wife Arlene personal condolences may be sent to their residence at
884 Redhawk Drive , Lewiston ID 83501-8017 ... (208) 743-4566

Obituary:
Capt. Donald J. Worley, retired, 86, took his last flight after a brief illness, Nov. 12, 2012, at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center in Lewiston.

Don was born Aug. 26, 1926, in Omaha, Neb., to Monica McGuire Worley and John L. Worley. The family moved to Van Nuys, Calif., in the late 1930s.

Don enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1944 at age 16 and 9 months. He served in the Philippines in World War II. After his honorable discharge in 1946, he used his G.I. Bill to further his education and flight training. He spent the next 38 years as a commercial airline pilot (Bonanza, AirWest, Hughes Airwest, Republic, and Northwest).

His love for aviation was evident in the many stories he told about his flying experiences. He had the ability to engage his family and friends with passion as he expounded on his many adventures. These stories resulted in a published autobiography, "Into the Wind."

Don enjoyed a number of sports and hobbies, including hunting, fishing, tennis, golf, water and snow skiing, sailing and scuba diving. His most recent passion was deer and elk hunting, bagging his last elk at age 85.

Don and his wife, Arlene, moved to her native area of Lewiston nine years ago. His favorite saying was "The best move we ever made."

He is survived by his wife of 39 years, Arlene (Maynard); brother, Tom of Laughlin, Nev.; daughters, Cheryl Packer (Dave) of Bullhead City, Ariz., Donna Myers (Ray) of Maple Valley, Wash., Barbara Rock of Tacoma and Laura Worley of Anderson Island, Wash.; son, Doug Worley (Becky) of Woodland, Calif.; stepsons, Bryce Tumelson (Janet) and Jeff Tumelson, all of Lewiston; 14 grandchildren; and 22 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Jack; and great-grandson, Timothy.

He was loved by many and will truly be missed.

A celebration of life will be held at 3:59 p.m. Saturday at the Lewiston Roundup Ketch Pen. In lieu of flowers, donations of your choice may be made in his honor.

PAA/NWA Capt. Richard ‘Dick’ H. Schlader

~ IN MEMORY ~
PAA/NWA Capt. Richard ‘Dick’ Hugh Schlader Sr.
January 16, 1929 ~ November 14, 2012

Captain Schlader served in the U.S. Naval Reserves. He was a graduate of the University of MN in business. He was a member of Delta Sigma Pi. He enjoyed 37 years of flying commercially for Pan American Airlines (two years) and Northwest Airlines for 35 years. He retired from Northwest Airlines as a 747 Captain in 1987.

To view/sign the online guestbook please visit http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/naplesnews/obituary.aspx?pid=161110238#fbLoggedOut Captain Schlader is survived by his wife Doni Jo. To the best of my knowledge personal condolences may be sent to their home at 3521 Heron Glen Ct., Bonita Springs FL 34134-0941

A Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Monday, November 26, 2012 at 11:30 a.m. St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 625 111th Avenue North, Naples. Also, a mass is planned at St. Victoria's Church in Victoria MN on November 30th at 3:30 p.m. Private interment will be at Fort Snelling National Cemetery in Minnesota.

 
Obituary for Richard Hugh Schlader of Bonita Springs, FL
 
Richard Hugh Schlader, 83, of Bonita Springs, FL, died Wednesday, November 14, 2012.

He was born January 16, 1929 in Waukon, IA to Bernard and Gertrude Schlader. He then moved to Minneapolis at the age of eight years. He attended De La Salle High School. He served in the U.S. Naval Reserves. He was a graduate of the University of MN in business. He was a member of Delta Sigma Pi. He married Marilyn Zimmermann from 1950 to 1972. They had six children. In 1974 he married his beloved Doni Jo Quesnel, his wife of 38 years.

Dick enjoyed 37 years of flying commercially for Pan American Airlines (two years) and Northwest Airlines for 35 years. He retired from Northwest Airlines as a 747 Captain in 1987.

He and Doni purchased land on Spencer Lake in Wisconsin and opened their own apple orchard named, "Indian Creek." In the late 1990s they sold the orchard and moved permanently to Bonita Springs, FL where they have enjoyed great friendships and numbers of tennis matches and gatherings in their home. Throughout his retirement he was the editor of Contrails Magazine for Northwest Airline Retired Pilots. He brought great humor in his story telling, enjoyed reading and travelling. He will be deeply missed.

Preceded in death by parents, Gertrude and Bernard Schlader; and sister, Margaret Peterson.
 
Survived by loving wife, Doni Jo (Quesnel) Schlader married 38 years; children, Mary (James) Pietruszewski , Richard W. (Patricia) Schlader, Julie Hellwich, Joel (Pam) Schlader, Katy (Brent) Bentrott, Steve (Jodi) Schlader. Grandchildren, Michael Schwartz, Paul (Kara) Schlader, Lia Ramirez, Kelly (Jesse) Martinka, Danielle (Nick) Hively, Benjamin (Katelyn) Schlader, Tony Schlader, Lauren Bentrott, Andrew, and Aaron Schlader, Cameron Bentrott, Rowan Hellwich , Scott Schlader, Neil (Lydia) Pietruszewski; great-grandchildren, Emma Herzog-Schlader, Shannon and Kaylen Hively, Lewis Pietruszewski, Ivy Mae Kennedy-Schwartz, Ava Schlader; sisters, Joyce (Ben) Walters, Carole (Bud) Remboldt, Virginia (Bill) Goodnough, brotherin-law, Jerry Peterson; and many nieces and nephews and friends. Also, their treasured dog, Callie.

 A Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Monday, November 26, 2012 at 11:30 a.m. St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 625 111th Avenue North, Naples.

Private interment will be at Fort Snelling National Cemetery in Minnesota.

A reception following the Mass at the Pelican Landing Community Center.

In lieu of flowers you may send donations to Cystic Fibrosis Foundation through the website or address that follows, http://www.cff.org/GetInvolved/ManyWaysToGive/ Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, 6931 Arlington Road, Bethesda, MD 20814.

A special Thank You to those loving volunteers and nurses assisting at Joanne's House at Hope Hospice in Bonita Springs, FL. Also, we extend our thanks to the many dear friends and family who sent cards, food gifts, and caring for Callie and other well wishes during Dick's illness.

Arrangements made by Shikany's Bonita Funeral Home.

Friday, November 23, 2012

WA/DL Capt. John O. 'Tim' Wood

~ IN MEMORY ~
USAF/Vietnam War veteran, WA/DL Capt. John O. ‘Tim’ Wood Jr.
May 4, 1939 - November 18, 2012

 

Word has been received of the passing of WA/DL retired pilot Captain John O. ‘Tim’ Wood, age 73. Captain Wood and his wife were involved in a roll-over car accident the morning of November 18th which proved to be fatal for Tim. Captain Wood hired on with Western 04-21-1969 and retired with Delta January 1997. He was based SLC and then ATL at the time of his retirement. Captain Wood is survived by his wife Sandra ‘Sandi’ Roberts Wood.

To view/sign the online guestbook please visit the funeral home website at http://biereleyhale.com/

Personal condolences may be sent to the Wood family at their residence:
2020 Cane Creek Mountain Road, Tellico Plains TN 37385-8509

Services for Captain Wood are planned for tomorrow November 24th in Tennesee.

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John Wood
Captain John O. ‘Tim’ Wood
May 4, 1939 - November 18, 2012
Wood, John (aka Tim), age 73, of Tellico Plains, passed away Sunday morning, November 18, 2012 at Sweetwater Hospital. Member of Center Presbyterian Church. Was born & raised in Knoxville. A retired Delta Airlines Captain. Veteran of U.S. Air Force serving 2 tours in the Vietnam War. Survivors, wife, Sandra Roberts Wood, Daughter & son-in-law, Lyca Wood Loy & Rob Loy, Hallam, Nebraska, Son & daughter-in-law, J. & Julie Wood, Webster, Florida, Grandsons, Jordan & Brandon Loy, Brother & sister-in-law, Charles Russ & Lucy Zemp, Kingsport, 4 nieces & 1 nephew. Preceded in death by parents, John Wood, Sr. & Lycebeth Goodlove Wood. Memorial service 4 P.M. Saturday, Center Presbyterian Church, Rev. Jon Farone & Rev. John Rogers officiating. Family will receive friends 3-4 P.M. Saturday at Center Presbyterian Church. Arrangements by Biereley-Hale Funeral Home, Tellico Plains.
Biereley-Hale Funeral Home
111 Depot Street
Tellico Plains, TN 37385
(423) 253-2173

It is with a very heavy heart that I must tell all of you that Tim & I were in a roll over car accident on Sunday morning. Tim did not make it through. He died at the scene holding my hand. I am fine. No broken bones. Just bruising, sore ribs & muscles. There will be a Memorial service on Saturday Nov. 24 at 4:00 PM. In lieu of flowers I have requested a donation be made to one of the following foundations:

Vanderbilt Lung Transplant Patient Assistance Fund
Attn: Yvonne Moneypenny
1313 21st Ave. S.
Suite 801 Oxford House
Nashville, TN 37232-4753

Wounded Warrior Project
PO BOX 758517
Topeka, KS 66675
http://www.woundedwarriorproject.org/donate.aspx

National Foundation For Cancer Research http://www.nfcr.org/

Thank you so much for all of your prayers & support through our ordeals over the past few years.
I really do appreciate it.
In Christ's love,
Sandi

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

DL Capt James Robert Hubbard

~ IN MEMORY ~
DL Capt. James Robert Hubbard
October 12, 1935 - November 20, 2012
 
 
 
Born: October 12, 1935
Death: November 20, 2012
Occupation: Airline Pilot
Hobbies: Golfing, Working on his computer and spending time with friends and family
 
 
Word has been received from David Roberts that Ret DL Capt Jim Hubbard 77 has passed. 

Jim was a retired ATL Delta captain and had been the host of the weekly breakfast meeting in Fayetteville, GA for years.  A member of DGW, his address is in the roster.  I called Bob McNichols and he said that Jim had been treated for lung and liver cancer for the past several months but he had not heard the official cause of death.  He said that Jim would be cremated but that the family had not decided on a date for the memorial service with the Thanksgiving holiday this week.  More later.....


Dave


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Born:  Oct. 12, 1935
Anniston
Calhoun County
Alabama, USA
Death: Nov. 20, 2012
Stockbridge
Henry County
Georgia, USA

 

James Robert Hubbard
October 12, 1935-November 20, 2012
James Robert Hubbard died on November 20, 2012, at his home in Stockbridge, Georgia surrounded by his loving family. He was born and raised in Anniston, Alabama, and was the son of the late Walter Norris Hubbard and Gladys Lucille Hubbard.
As a young man, Jim was active in the Boy Scouts of America and earned the honor of Eagle Scout. He was also a member of the Anniston Swim Team and was a high and low-board diver.
He graduated from the University of Alabama in 1958 where he was a member of the Kappa Sigma-fraternity. After college, he went into the U.S. Army and attended Basic Infantry Officers School and the U.S. Army Airborne School at Ft. Benning, Georgia. He then attended the U.S. Army Flight School, and was subsequently assigned to flight duty at Ft. Huachuca, Arizona.
When his four years of active duty were completed, Delta Air Lines hired him as a commercial pilot. Jim flew the DC6, DC7, Convair 880, DC9, DC8, and ended his career as a Boeing 767 Captain. After 33 years of service, flying both domestic and international flights, he retired and enjoyed golfing, working on his computer and spending time with his friends and family.
He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Gail Coleman Hubbard, also of Anniston; two daughters, Andrea Hubbard Brewer and her husband, Adam, and Leslie Hubbard Olsen and her husband Scott; one sister and brother- in- law, Mary Hubbard Nichols and William Keith Nichols.
He is the proud grandfather of five grandchildren: Andrew Scott Olsen, Jeffrey Robert Olsen, Alexander James Brewer, Amy Colleen Brewer and Aaron Robert Brewer. He is also survived by an uncle, Steve Wallace and his wife, Carolyn.
Jim loved his eight nieces and nephews: Johnny Hubbard, Larry Hubbard, Angela Hubbard, Anna Nichols, Keith Nichols, Janey Nichols Knutson, Robert Wallace and Rebecca Griffin.

A Memorial Service will be held at Jodeco Road United Methodist Church, located at 1500 Jodeco Road, Stockbridge, Georgia, on Sunday, December 2, 2012 at 2:00pm. In lieu of flowers, a donation to the Jodeco Road United Methodist Church would be appreciated. Those who wish may sign the online guest registry at www.cannonclevelandfunerals.com. Cannon Cleveland Funeral Directors, 770-914-1414
Burial:
Unknown

Created by: Blessed One

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

DL Capt Leo A. Giles

Older Notice:
Family-Placed Death Notice
DL Capt. Leo A. Giles
Leo A. Giles, 54, Peachtree City, died Aug. 3, 2006. He was born Feb. 1, 1952 in Corvallis, Ore.

 Leo A. Giles, 54, of Peachtree City, died August 3, 2006. Leo was hired by Delta Airlines in 1990. He worked as a mechanic for a short time before moving to the pilot training department where he taught operation specifications and B737 ground school until his retirement in July, 2006. He is survived by his wife, Mary; daughter, Jillian Giles; son, Kris Giles, all of Peachtree City; mother, Connie Lampert, of Oregon; sisters, Toni Anne Macomb and her husband, Gene, of Oregon; Joanne Watkins and her husband, Jim, of Washington; father-in-law, George Barp of Wyoming. Memorial services will be at 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, August 6 in the chapel of Carmichael-Hemperley Funeral Home. The family will receive friends Sunday at 3:30 p.m. at Carmichael-Hemperley Funeral Home, Peachtree City, 770-631-9171.

Published in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on August 5, 2006

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http://aircrashed.com/cause/cATL06LA115.shtml 

HISTORY OF FLIGHT

On August 3, 2006, at 0755 eastern daylight time, a McWhorter, Skystar Vixen, N93TR, registered to a private owner, operating as a 14 CFR Part 91 personal flight, collided with the ground while maneuvering after take off following a reported loss of engine power. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed and no flight plan was filed. The airplane received substantial damage. The airline transport rated pilot was fatally injured. The flight originated from Peachtree City-Falcon Field, Peachtree City, Georgia, on August 3, 2006, at 0753.

A witness stated he observed the airplane at a high speed while taxing to runway 31. The pilot continued on to the runway and departed with out conducting an engine run up. Witnesses reported hearing a change in engine noise after the airplane departed and they looked in the direction of the airplane. The airplane was initially observed in a climb attitude, leveled out about 200 feet above the runway, started a descent, and then made a shallow left turn. The airplane was observed to make a second left turn with an angle of bank exceeding 45-degrees. Witnesses described the airspeed as slow. The nose of the airplane was observed to pitch up, the left wing dropped down, the airplane entered a spiral to the left, descended out of view, and collided with the ground.

DL Capt Jared Warner James III

I wish to thank Dick Diller for passing along the sad news about Warner's passing.  Please note that this notice is published one day before memorial service on the 21st.  Mark

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I regret to inform you of the passing of our good friend Warner James, 2801 Stinson St., Poplar Grove, Illinois. 61065

Here is his obituary and funeral arrangements from the Buck-Wheeler-Hyland Funeral Home websitehttp://www.buckwheelerhyland.com/obits/obituaries.php/obitID/245221/obit/Jared-Warner-James-III:


Mr. Jared Warner James III

November 30, 1935 - November 19, 2012

Loving Husband, Father, Grandfather, Brother, Uncle, and Friend


Jared Warner James, III, 76, of Poplar Grove, died peacefully in his home surrounded by his family Monday, November 19, 2012. Born November 30, 1935 in Modesto, California; son of Jared Warner James, II and Marjorie (Hand) James. Married Diana Hess on November 24, 1960 in Michigan. Warner was an airline pilot for Delta Airlines for 29 years. Member Grace Family Church, and the “QB’s” Quiet Birdmen. Flying was his passion.
Survivors include his loving wife Diana, sons Kurt Warner (Linda) James of Phoenix, AZ, Kent Warner James of Mundelein; daughter Melanie Marie James of Park Falls, WI; grandchildren Amber, Carly, Jay, Lydia, and Shannon; great-grandchildren Grace, Natania, and Thomas Warner; sister Janet (Bill) Young of California. Predeceased by his parents and 2 sons Troy Allen James and Jared Warner James, IV.

Funeral Information


Funeral service 11 AM, Wednesday, November 21, 2012 in Buck-Wheeler-Hyland Funeral Home, 218 W. Hurlbut Ave., Belvidere with Rev. Ed Greenfield officiating. Burial in Lakeside Cemetery in Libertyville. Visitation 10 AM until time of service.

Donations Information


Memorials may be given to OSF Hospice, OSF Hospice – Rockford, 9951 Rock Cut Crossing, Loves Park, IL 61111 .

Saturday, November 10, 2012

PAA/DL Capt. David Carston Craig

~ IN MEMORY ~
USAF veteran, PAA/DL Capt. David Carston Craig
August 7, 1937 ~ November 4, 2012
 
Word has been received of the passing of decorated USAF veteran and PAA/DL retired pilot Captain David Carston Craig, age 75.  Captain Craig hired on with Pan Am 06-05-1967.
 
To view/sign the online guestbook please visit the funeral home website at http://obits.dignitymemorial.com/dignity-memorial/obituary.aspx?n=David-Craig&lc=4546&pid=160892827&mid=5296317&locale=en-US  or
Captain Craig was preceded in death by his wife Beverly Joyce Hill Craig who passed on August 16, 2007. 
Captain Craig had most recently resided at 
5000 Shadow Path Ln SW , Lilburn  GA 30047-7701.

 

Obituaries:  

Capt. David C. CRAIG

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/atlanta/obituary.aspx?n=david-craig&pid=160947384&fhid=4918#fbLoggedOut                                                                      Guest Book   View Sign



CRAIG, David Captain David Carston Craig, devoted husband, loving father and unconditional friend, was granted peace on November 4, 2012 after an extended battle with frontal lobe dementia. Born August 7, 1937, David enjoyed his childhood in Falmouth, KY and attended the University of Kentucky, where he was a member of Kappa Sigma Fraternity, USAF ROTC, and President of the Arnold Air Society. He graduated with honors and was commissioned in the U. S. Air Force in 1959. A decorated fighter pilot, David was awarded the Top Gun award for the 353rd Tactical Fighter Squadron in 1966. After seven years of military service, David enjoyed flying for Pan American World Airways and Delta Air Lines for the remainder of his career. A true gentleman throughout his life, his loyal friendship, kind spirit, and warm sense of humor will be greatly missed. David was preceded in death by his loving wife, Beverly, and is survived by his daughter, Robin; sister, Sharon Tolliver; brother, Jonathan Craig; sister-in-law, Joyce Hill; and many adoring nieces, nephews, grand-nieces and grand-nephews. A Requiem Mass will be celebrated at St. Matthew's Episcopal Church in Snellville on Monday, November 12, 2012 at 2 pm. Interment, Eternal Hills Memory Gardens with Military Honors. Visitation with the family will be held on Sunday, November 11th, 3 pm - 6 pm at Eternal Hills Funeral Home, Snellville, 770-972-3155.
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Published in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on November 9, 2012

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Beverly Craig

March 14, 1937 ~ August 16, 2007 

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/atlanta/obituary.aspx?n=beverly-craig&pid=92828663&fhid=4918#fbLoggedOut

Beverly Joyce Hill Craig, devoted wife, loving mother and unconditional friend, was granted peace on August 16, 2007 after an extended battle with breast cancer. Born March 14, 1937, Beverly enjoyed her childhood in Fulton, KY and her adult life in a number of locations in the U.S. and throughout the world as the wife of Captain David C. Craig, whom she married September 5, 1959. Mrs. Craig attended Southwestern University in Memphis, TN where she became a member of Chi Omega Sorority. She transferred to the University of Kentucky, where she received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Vocal Performance in 1959. An active member of St. Matthew's Episcopal Church, Beverly was a Lay Eucharist Minister and a member of the Daughters of the King. A beautiful and caring person throughout her life, she always put the need of others before her own. Her passion for living, her courageous spirit and unending love will be greatly missed. Beverly is survived by her husband, David her daughter, Robin; one niece, one nephew, two grand-nieces and two grand-nephews. Visitation will be held Saturday, August 18, 2007 at Eternal Hills Funeral Home in Snellville from 5 PM-8 PM. A Requiem Mass will be celebrated at St. Matthew's Episcopal Church in Snellville on Sunday, August 19, 2007, at 2 PM.
Published in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on August 18, 2007

Friday, November 9, 2012

DL Capt. Jimmy L. Thompson

~ IN MEMORY ~
DL Capt. Jimmy Lynn Thompson
May 12, 1957 ~ November 2, 2012
Notification of the passing of Navy veteran and DL pilot Captain Jimmy Lynn Thompson, age 55.  Captain Thompson hired on with Delta 09-13-1985.  He had been flying the 767 international routes prior to his illness in August. 
 
To view/sign the online guestbook and to view the family photo gallery, please visit the funeral home website at http://www.jefoust.com/  Captain Thompson’s memorial service will be held on Saturday Nov. 10th at the J.E. Foust Funeral Home in Grapevine TX.  In lieu of flowers, the family is asking that a donation be made to either the Red Cross or the Delta Employee & Retirement Care Fund for Delta families in crisis: Delta Care Fund, PO Box 20706, Dept. 901, Atlanta GA 30320-6001 "In Memory of Capt. Jimmy L Thompson".
 
Thank you,
~ Carol
 
Obituary:
Delta Air Lines Captain, Jimmy L. Thompson passed away on Friday November, 2, 2012 at Baylor Hospital in Grapevine, TX.
His memorial service will be held on Saturday Nov. 10th, 12:00pm at J.E. Foust Funeral Home, 523 South Main St. Grapevine, TX 76051 (jefoust.com). In lieu of flowers, the family is asking that a donation be made to either the Delta Employee and Retirement Care Fund for Delta families in crisis: Delta Care Fund, PO Box 20706, Dept. 901, Atlanta GA 30320-6001 "In Memory of Capt. Jimmy L Thompson" or to the Red Cross

 

Jim, age 55, was born May 12th 1957, at Methodist Hospital in Dallas, Texas to parents Frances and Bill Thompson. Jim graduated from The University of Texas at Arlington in 1979 and immediately entered the US Navy and Aviation Officer Candidate School located at NAS Pensacola, Florida. Jim earned his "Wings of Gold" as a Naval Aviator in May 1980 following flight training at NAS Whiting Field and NAS Corpus Christi, Texas. Following his assignment to fly the Navy's P-3B Orion, Jim began his service at the Replacement Air Group Squadron at NAS Moffett Field, California, and subsequently transferred to Patrol Squadron Seventeen at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii flying "Cold War" anti-submarine and reconnaissance missions throughout the western Pacific region. During this time, he completed several deployments and numerous detachments throughout the theater, including NAS Cubi Point, Subic Bay, Philippines; Diego Garcia, Indian Ocean; Kadena Air Base, Japan; Won Pat Air Base, Agana, Guam; and NAS Adak, Alaska. While in Honolulu in 1982, Jim met Julie Rose. They were married in Hawaii in June 1984. One month after their marriage Jim was transferred back to NAS Pensacola, Florida for his final year in the Navy. In Pensacola he served as an Instructor Pilot and taught Ground School for the Navy's Naval Flight Officer Training Program. He was released from active duty as a Lieutenant in the summer of 1985 and moved back to Dallas before joining Delta Airlines in September of 1985. Jim began his career with Delta as a Flight Engineer, on the 727. He subsequently served in several positions and a variety of aircraft, including First Officer on the 727, Captain on the 737 and as Captain of the MD 88/90. Jim ended his career with Delta as a Captain flying the Boeing 767-400 internationally when he became ill in August of 2012. Jim's son, Jackson, received his Audio Engineer Degree in Minneapolis in June of 2011, and currently resides in Austin, Texas where he teaches a private audio engineer program while recording and producing on his own. Jim's Daughter, Jeana, is currently a Senior at Colleyville Heritage High School and will attend the business school at The University of Texas at Austin in the Fall of 2013. JL was a loving father, husband, brother, son, and friend. He always had a way of bringing joy to everyone he came in contact with. Besides flying, he was also very passionate about motorcycles, whether riding, racing, or watching. He was loved by many and will truly be missed.

SERVICES  Memorial Service

Saturday, November 10 at 12:00 PM   

J.E. Foust & Son Funeral Home
523 S. Main St.
Grapevine, TX 76051
(817) 481-2525

Thursday, November 8, 2012

DL Capt. Robert 'Bob O. Norris

~ IN MEMORY ~
DL Capt. Robert ‘Bob’ Otho Norris
May 29, 1940 ~ November 5, 2012
 
Word has been received of the passing of retired IAH DL pilot and author Captain Robert ‘Bob’ Otho Norris, age 72.  Bob hired on with Delta 09-04-1962 and retired December 1996, based ATL   During his Delta career he was MEC Chairman for the Airline Pilots Association and a member of the NTSB Accident Investigation Team. 
 
To view/sign the online guestbook please visit the funeral home website at http://www.grimesfuneralchapels.com/ 
Private services will be held at a later date. 
 
Captain Norris is survived by his wife Juliette.  To the best of my knowledge personal condolences may be sent to the family at 2016 Vista Ridge Drive,  Kerrville  TX 78028-9147.
 
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Obituary information:
 
Born:  May 29, 1940 in Memphis, TN
Departed:   November 5, 2012
Residence:  Kerrville, TX
Service Date:  Later Date
Service Location:  Private
Celebrated Local Author Passes
 
Robert "Bob" Norris, 72, passed away on November 5 at his Hill Country home surrounded by loved ones. He is survived by his beloved wife, Juliette, cherished children Glenda (Myron) Hundl, Kay, Chris (Carolanne) and Courtney, adored siblings, Shannon Wilson and Keith, grandchildren (6) and great-grandchildren (7).
 
Robert, a distinguished man of many accomplishments, enjoyed flying, sailing, music, history and writing. At the age of seventeen, he was heralded by the media as the nation’s youngest licensed pilot. He became a flight instructor as a senior in high school and was hired by Delta Airlines in 1962. He achieved several milestones and honors during his 34 years with Delta, including contract negotiator, MEC Chairman for the Airline Pilots Association and member of the NTSB Accident Investigation Team.
 
After retiring as an international captain for Delta, Robert turned his focus to writing. He published "The Barrett Solution" in 2010 and sat as Vice-President of the Kerrville Writer’s Association.
 
A special thank you to the wonderful caretakers at Peterson Hospice for their warm, loving care.
 
A private memorial for family only will be held at a later date.
 
Memorials may be made to the Carmelite Monastery, River Road, DesPlaines, IL 60016. For information call (773) 743-4034.
 
-------Original Message-------
 
From: Victor Riley   Date: 11/08/12 10:11:51   Subject: Death in the Family
 
...would you be so kind as the post the death of IAH Captain Robert "Bob" Norris on your site?  The services are private in Kerrville, Texas and information can be found on:  www.grimesfuneralchapels.com.   VIC RILEY

WAL Capt. Brent G. Layton

~ IN MEMORY ~
WA/DL Capt. Brent G. Layton
November 20, 1930 ~ October 30, 2012
 

  
Notification of the passing of Marine Corps/Korean War veteran and retired WAL pilot Captain Brent G. Layton.  Born and raised in Utah, he was 3 weeks shy of his 82nd birthday at the time of his passing Octopber 30th.  Our rosters reflect Captain Layton’s hire date with Western as 05-01-1957 and his retirement was just prior to the WA/DL 1987 merger.
 
Captain Layton’s son Brent has written a wonderful tribute to his dad.  To view/sign the online obituary and tribute, you may go to http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/deseretnews/obituary.aspx?n=Brent-Layton&pid=160924654#fbLoggedOut  An informal celebration of his life will be held at La Caille, 9560 S. Wasatch Blvd., Sandy, 2-5pm Sunday, November 11th.   Captain Layton had most recently resided at
10308 S Dimple Dell Road,  Sandy  UT 84092-4535.
 
Thank you,
~ Carol 
 
 
Capt. Brent G. Layton 
1930 ~ 2012
A wonderful man, Brent G. Layton, aka Ace Marvelous and Papa, passed away suddenly and unexpectedly, but peacefully at his home in Sandy, Utah, on October 30, 2012. He was 81.
 
The mold for such a unique person was broken at his birth. Born November 20, 1930 in Salt Lake City, the son of Golden and Carol Layton, my dad grew up in the town that holds his name, Layton, Utah, a city which was settled by his great grandfather, pioneer Christopher Layton. He was a proud Davis Dart, where he excelled as an athlete. After attending the University of Utah, he joined the Marine Corps, entered flight school, and proudly and faithfully served his country in the Korean war in the 195th Fighter Squadron. Upon returning to Utah, he married Peggy Ann Thomas, with whom he had 3 sons, David, Scott and Brent. He began his career with Western Airlines in 1954. Dad took our family where he thought his sons would prosper. This took us to Canoga Park, California, and Evergreen, Colorado, all the time commuting long distances to work. Eventually he moved us back to his beloved Utah. A commercial pilot for nearly 35 years, he retired from Delta airlines. I'll never forget as a young boy riding on one of his planes, when he executed such a smooth landing that the plane erupted in applause. Something I've never again witnessed to this day. He was a senior 727 Captain for years. After divorce, he moved to his horse ranch in Sandy, Utah, where he passed away.
 
Brent grew up on a farm and loved horses, and much of his life revolved around riding, buying, breeding, training and judging top quality cutting horses. He dearly loved spending time with his horses and made innumerable friends across the country in the cutting horse industry. He simply loved people and loved to socialize. He had an uncanny ability to remember and tell jokes, something I'm sure was perfected in the cockpit. He always attracted a crowd, and you simply couldn't shut him up. Those that were close to him know of some of his favorite phrases like "gunsel", "heater", and "lost ball in the high weeds". He was brutally honest, strongly opinionated, and profoundly politically incorrect. As evidenced by my mom, he had a strong desire to surround himself with beautiful women. It was funny to see him at restaurants when he would conspicuously gawk at the "heaters" walking by. As his good friend Boyd Summerhays said, he always figured out how to "jimmy the system". To this day, his license plates are from Oregon, so he could avoid paying Utah taxes. He struggled mightily with computers, not able to grasp terms like ISP, wifi, desktop, copy and paste, and picture archiving. I recently talked him into an iPhone. Within a couple of days, he called me (using his land line) and said he had been through a lot of difficult times in his life, but nothing as bad as figuring out that damn "smart" phone. He was able to use email, and much of his latter days were spent communicating with many friends, most of whom were his beloved and respected pilot friends from his past. He was rarely seen without either his cowboy hat or his Marine Corps hat. He was a staunch conservative and verbalized such. To him, Obama epitomized the phrase "lost ball in the high weeds".
 
Papa was a special grandpa. He dearly loved his grandchildren and is survived by them, of which there are 6, Jordan Morgan (Miles), and Taylor, Lauren, Ashley, Emily, and Brent Thomas (BT) Layton. He was in frequent contact with them, always interested in what was going on in their lives. They were his pride and joy. Almost more than anything else, he loved his daughter-in-law, my wife Mary Lou. They had an incredible relationship. He also had a special relationship with Jordan's husband Miles, a fellow pilot, yet a democrat. He blistered him with anti-Obama emails. At their last meeting, he gave Miles a big hug, then admonished him to never tell anyone he had hugged a democrat. He was very close to my mom's sister and husband, Cy and Neva Nielsen, enjoying weekly prime rib lunches. His love of food was unsurpassed, as long as it was reasonably priced ($5 range ?). He had an indescribable bond with his bordie collie, Ringo, who was at his side at the time of his passing. Emily has promised Papa, both before and after his death, that she will take great care of his special companion
His greatest legacy will be his desire and ability to provide for the higher education of his wonderful grandchildren. He gave to multiple charities, especially the disabled veterans.
 
He is also survived by me (Brent), Mary Lou, ex-wife Peggy, brother Roger, and was preceded in death by his parents Golden and Carol, sons Dave and Scott, thousands of military comrades, and many special friends.
He left me with specific written instructions. He will be cremated and his ashes spread over the beautiful mountains near Dimple Dell. When the time comes, some of his ashes will be kept with the ashes of Ringo. He despised funerals and per his wishes there will be none. He loved parties and per his wishes there will be one. An informal celebration of his life will be held at La Caille, 9560 S. Wasatch Blvd., Sandy, 2-5pm Sunday, November 11. There will be no speeches, no funeral music, and no flowers requested. Just fine appetizers, fine drink, fun memories, and toasts. He did not want people to travel far for this event, and if you're not able to make it, please just do what he did best, with a twinkle in his eye, raise a glass and say, "well… here's to ya".
I love you Dad. You'll never know how much you will be missed.
 
Published in Deseret News from November 8 to November 9, 2012.

WA/DL Capt. Tom Colette

~ IN MEMORY ~
WA/DL Capt. Tom Colette
January 14, 1936 ~ November 3, 2012

        
 
Word has been received of the passing of USAF veteran and retired WA/DL Captain Thomas John Colette Jr., age 76.  Tom was born and raised in Michigan.  He was preceded in death by his wife Margaret Ely Colette in September 2002.  Captain Colette hired on with Western 04-27-1964 and retired with Delta at the mandatory age 60, based LAX.
 
To view the family photo gallery and to sign the online guestbook please visit  http://www.tributes.com/show/Thomas-John-Colette-94703632   A funeral mass will be celebrated tomorrow November 9th with visitation and rosary this evening.  
 
The last known address for Captain Colette was  1807 Hilton Head Drive,  Boulder City  NV 89005-3656.   Perhaps the best way to send personal condolences to the family would be by emailing Tom’s son Stan at skanks@verizon.net 
 
 
Visitation:  Thursday, November 08 , 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM    
Mission Hills Catholic Mortuary
11160 Stranwood Ave., Mission Hills, CA 91345
(818) 361-7387  
 
Rosary:  Thursday, November 08 , 7:00 PM    
Mission Hills Catholic Mortuary
11160 Stranwood Ave., Mission Hills, CA 91345
(818) 361-7387
 
Funeral Mass:  Friday, November 09 , 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM    
San Fernando Mission Rey de EspaƱa Church
15151 San Fernando Mission Blvd.,  Mission Hills  CA 91345 
 
Interment:  Friday, November 09 , 1:15 PM    
San Fernando Mission Cemetery
11160 Stranwood Ave., Mission Hills, CA 91345 
 
Reception to follow services:  Friday, November 09 , at 1:35 PM    
Summit Clubhouse
24600 Del Monte Drive,  Valencia  CA 91355

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Joan Jarve Colette is his wife.
Joan Jarve Colette
26315 Emerald Dove Drive
Valencia, CA. 91355-3515

Terry is his daughter, she was a KC 135 driver in the reserves for a while.
Terry Cosley
28367 Mt. Stephen Avenue
Santa Clarita, CA. 91387-3144
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 Guestbook:
Tom was my T-28 instructor pilot at Spence Air Base, Moultrie, Georgia in the spring of 1960. I was an aviation cadet in USAF class 61-D and had the good luck to be his student. Later we both retired as Delta Captains and I always had great memories of flying with him. My sincere condolences to the family.
David L. Roberts
Lt. Col, USAFR, Ret 
Posted by: David L. Roberts - Johns Creek, GA - Retired Delta Captain   Nov 08, 2012 
 
Sent: Wednesday, November 07, 2012 4:58 PM
Subject: Passing of WAL/DAL Captain Tom Colette
 
Tom Colette flew west earlier this week….after a very brief but devastating illness….stan 
 
Subject: Dad's final arrangements 
   To: "Stan Franks (skanks@verizon.net)" skanks@verizon.net  
Visitation will be held on Thursday, November 8, 2012 from 5-9:00 p.m. at Mission Hills Catholic Mortuary, 11160 Stranwood Ave, Mission Hills, CA 91345;  rosary will be held at 7:00 p.m. Funeral Mass will be held on Friday, November 9, 2012 at 12:00 noon at the San Fernando Mission Church, 15151 San Fernando Mission Blvd, Mission Hills, CA 91345. Reception will follow at the Valencia Summit Clubhouse, 24600 Del Monte Dr, Valencia, CA 91355.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

DL ATL dispatcher Jamin Monte Coyle

~ IN MEMORY ~
DL ATL Dispatcher
Jamin Monte Coyle
March 5 1971 ~ September 1, 2010
 
Update to our PCN posting dated September 4, 2010 and the tragic death of ATL DL dispatcher Jamin Coyle.  Jamin worked in Flight Support, Dept. 022, ATG.  Teenager Ryan Ray has now been convicted of robbing and murdering Jamin.   Ray could be one of the first juveniles sentenced to life in Florida. Ray was 16 when he took the life of Jamin Coyle, age 39.  The U.S. Supreme Court recently ruled that minors may be sentenced to mandatory life without parole.
 
These articles and information will be posted on our blogspot at 
http://pcnflightwest.blogspot.com/

Thank you,
~ Carol

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Jamin Coyle
March 5 1971 ~ September 1, 2010
LANCASTER — Jamin Monte Coyle, 39, of Lancaster, was tragically taken on Sept. 1, 2010 in Leesburg, Fla.
 
He was born on March 5, 1971, in Richmond, Ind. He was the wonderful son of Joe and Shirley Coyle of Lancaster.
 
Jamin was a proud and dedicated employee of Delta Airlines, where he was based out of Atlanta as a pilot and dispatcher in control. His other love was baseball, where the Red Sox ruled.
 
Also surviving are two sisters, Connie (Steve) Maupin of Monticello and Carrie Johnson of Lancaster; two brothers, Michael (Sandee) Coyle of Nicholasville and Jared (Brenda) Coyle of Flemingsburg; a grandmother, Euginia Young; five nieces and nephews, Sarah (Chet) Roller, Aubry Coyle, Garett Oakes, Shannon (Katie) Poynter and Jalen Coyle; three great-nephews; three great-nieces; and a beloved dog, Wishbone.
 
He was preceeded in death by a sister, Cynthia Rae Coyle; and grandparents, Ray Young and Alfred and Marie Coyle.
Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Monday at Spurlin Funeral Home Chapel in Lancaster with Bros. Frank Foster, Cecil Himes and Jalen Coyle officiating. Visitation is 5-9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
 
Active pallbearers will be Shannon Poynter, Jalen Coyle, Chet Roller, Steve Maupin, Garett Oakes and Mike Christopher. Honorary pallbearers will be Lonnie Napier, Billy Spurlock, Micky Rhodus, Aubry Coyle, Steve Clay and Sarah Roller. Burial will be in Lancaster Cemetery.
 
Jamin was a precious son, brother and uncle who will be missed.
  spurlinfuneralhomelancaster.com  
 
 
 
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Jamin Coyle: Teen gets life sentence for fatal robbery:

Daily Commercial, The (Leesburg, FL) - Saturday, November 3, 2012

 
MILLARD K. IVES | Staff Writer
millardives@dailycommercial.com
A teen who was convicted of robbing and murdering a pilot in Lake County he met online could be one of the first juveniles sentenced to life. The U.S. Supreme Court recently ruled that minors may be sentenced to mandatory life without parole.
Ryan Ray, 18, was found guilty in the murder and robbery of Jamin Coyle early this summer and sentenced to life in prison Friday.
The judge also gave him 10 years for the robbery conviction.
Ray's age at the time of the 2010 murder was 16, which made him ineligible for the death penalty. But in Florida, a first-degree murder conviction carries a minimum life sentence.
Bill Gross, who prosecuted the Ray case, had said before Friday's sentencing that some juveniles who had been given life for first-degree murder in Lake County had recently expressed intentions to challenge their sentence. They viewed an earlier High Court ruling that found that life sentences should not be automatically given and that a judge had to consider the age, maturity and circumstances.
Gross had said Ray could try to use the new ruling to get a lesser sentence.
After weighing the evidence at looking at the defendant's background, Circuit Judge Lawrence J. Semento said Ray's actions were not those of a child but of a man when sentencing him to life Friday.
"If they are old enough to commit such heinous crimes they should be old enough to serve the time," said Leesburg police Capt. Rob Hicks, whose department investigated the case..
Coyle was a Delta Airlines pilot and dispatcher from Lancaster, Ky., when he was found Sept. 1, 2010 on the side of a Leesburg road in his underwear, choked to death and his wallet missing.
Leesburg police found Coyle's unoccupied Chevrolet Tahoe within a mile, with blood in the interior in a vacant lot at 603 Newell Hill Road in Leesburg, and his wallet in a trash bin at the nearby Newell Hill Villas apartment complex.
An autopsy revealed Coyle had been strangled. Ray's DNA was found under Coyle's fingernails.
According to testimony, Coyle met Ray online. And while Coyle was visiting his parents in Summerfield, the pair hung out on Aug. 31.
On the stand, Ray admitted to hanging out with Coyle the day before he was found, including going to the movies at the Rialto Theatre in The Villages. Ray testified the two had consented to a back rub in the man's van. Ray added at some point Coyle started making advances-- and he got scared and choked Coyle, but when he left the van Coyle was still alive.
He added he later went back to the van, to confront Coyle and another friend of his actually choked Coyle to death. Ray denied robbing the victim.
Gross argued against Ray's claims.
According to testimony during the murder trial, a witness whom Ray frequently hung out with, the defendant uncharacteristically paid for vodka, cigars and snacks during one of their regular get togethers on the night before the victim was found dead.
Police also testified that Ray had asked a friend to throw the wallet away.
Gross said they couldn't find any evidence that the friend was the actual murderer.
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PCN posting date September 4, 2010
 
Notification of the tragic death of ATL DL dispatcher Jamin Coyle, age 39.
Jamin worked in Flight Support, Dept. 022, ATG.
To view/sign the online guestbook please visit the funeral home
website at
http://spurlinfuneralhomelancaster.com/
or  
http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/kentucky/obituary.aspx?page=lifestor... ~ Carol Faulkner, PCN death notice communicator --------------------------------------
Jamin Monte Coyle ,  1971 - 2010
Visitation: Sunday, September 5, 2010 from 5-9 PM at Spurlin Funeral Home
Funeral: Monday, September 6, 2010; 2:00 PM at Spurlin Funeral Home
Interment: Lancaster Cemetery
LANCASTER - Jamin Monte Coyle, 39, of Lancaster was tragically taken
on Sep 1, 2010 in Leesburg, FL. He was born on March 5, 1971 in
Richmond, IN. He was the wonderful son of Joe and Shirley Coyle of
Lancaster, KY. Jamin was a proud and dedicated employee of Delta
Airlines where he was based out of Atlanta, GA as a Pilot and
Dispatcher in Control. His other love was baseball where the Red Socks
ruled. Also surviving are two sisters, Connie Maupin (Steve) of
Montocello, KY, Carrie Johnson of Lancaster. Two brothers, Michael
Coyle (Sandee) Nicholasville, KY and Jared Coyle (Brenda) of
Flemingsburg, KY. A grandmother Euginia Young , nieces and nephews,
Sarah Roller (Chet), Aubry Coyle, Garett Oakes, Shannon Poynter
(Katie) and Jalen Coyle. Three great nephews and three great nieces. A
beloved dog Wishbone. He was proceeded in death by a sister Cynthia
Rae Coyle and grandparents, Ray Young and Alfred and Marie Coyle.
Funeral Services will be 2pm Mon at Spurlin Funeral Home Chapel with
the Bro. Frank Foster, Cecil Himes and Jalen Coyle officiating.
Visitation Sun 5-9pm. Burial will be in the Lancaster Cemetery. Jamin
was a precious Son, Brother, Uncle who will be missed.
spurlinfuneralhomelancaster.com
Published in Lexington Herald-Leader from September 3 to September 5, 2010
Read more: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/kentucky/obituary.aspx?page=lifestor...
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Posted: 4:56 PM Sep 4, 2010
Funeral arrangements set for KY man killed in Florida http://www.wkyt.com/home/headlines/102225079.html Family members prepare to say goodbye to a Kentucky man, killed in
Florida, while the investigation into his murder continues.
Jamin Coyle's body arrived back in the state this morning. The Garrard
County man was robbed and killed earlier this week in Leesburg,
Florida, while staying at his family's home. Police won't say how
Coyle died. His family says he was last seen at a mall on Ocala and
may have been carjacked.
 Visitation for Jamin Coyle will be tomorrow night from 5 to 9 at
Spurlin Funeral Home in Lancaster. Coyle's funeral is set for 2:00
Monday afternoon.
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coyles body wednesday. he is from lancaster..and was staying at his
familys florida home near leesburg when he was robbed and killed. now
his parents and brother wait hundreds of miles away in garrard
county... for word his killer has been caught. janet kim reports from
the satellite center in tonight s top story. sam, weve been tracking
this investigation from florida since we heard the victim, 39year old
jamin coyle.. had kentucky ties. today, we sat down with his family,
who live in garrard county, in an emotional interview about who jamin
coyle was and the details surrounding his murder.    it wasnt a call
the coyle family wanted to receive from police in florida.     it was
horrible. their sons white chevy tahoe had been found abandoned in a
vacant leesburg lot... doors open and the engine running.. but no
signs of their son, jamin.
 all i could think about was what if they could find him alive. find
him ok. eight hours later. a woman walking by discovered the body of
39year old jamin coyle. in a wooded area close to where his suv was
initially spotted.    its a nightmare. hes my baby. dont seem real.
leesburg police are calling this a homicide investigation... the
motive...robbery... possibly starting as a carjacking. the
circumstances surrounding his death still unknown...    theyre not
giving us a lot of information right now. we're just getting bits and
pieces...   it just dont make sense, its senseless. frustrating for a
family hundreds of miles away from where the crime happened.
i thought about what he went through. daddys are supposed to protect
their children, but i couldnt be there. jamin coyles parents tell me
their son had lived with them in garrard county until recently.. when
he moved to atlanta for his job with delta. they say he was a
wonderful son, brother and uncle who will be dearly missed. live in
the satellite center, janet kim, wkyt 27 newsfirst. spurlin funeral
home in garrard county will be handling coyles arrangements... his
body is expected back as early as tonight.