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The Best Damn Band In The Land - The Ohio State University Marching Band Alumni

Franklin Amos Coy

December 17, 1922 - April 23, 2018

Franklin A. Coy DVM, 95, formerly of Moreland Hills, Ohio, passed away on Monday, April 23, 2018.

Franklin, preceded in death by his loving wife Helen (Jenkins), son John Emerson Coy, and brother Merle (Margaret) Coy, is survived by his sister Norma Jean Bechtel, sons David Edward (Daiva) Coy, Alan Eugene Coy, Roger Gregory Coy, step daughter Sue Bogosian, grandchildren Maria Lucille Coy and David Anthony Coy, and many loving nieces, nephews, and extended family.

Before serving in the US Navy, Franklin was a sought-after judge of horses and cattle. Following his service, Franklin practiced veterinary medicine for fifty years.

He was a big-game hunter, avid fisherman, active bowler, and amateur photographer. Proud alum of The Ohio State University, he played first trumpet for The Best Damn Band In The Land, and could still play a bit of Carmen Ohio. A sports enthusiast, he was a devoted fan of the Buckeyes and Cleveland Indians. He rejoiced in the Cleveland Cavaliers' ending of The Curse.

Husband, father, grandfather, uncle, and friend to many, Franklin will be sadly missed. His remains will be laid to eternal rest at Evergreen Hills Cemetery, Chagrin Falls, Ohio. Arrangements by Stroud-Lawrence Funeral Home Chagrin Falls, Ohio.

Franklin was a member of the marching band in 1940. He played trumpet.