Terrence Patrick Coyle was born January 21st, 1966 to Jack and Margaret (Ruane) Coyle. He passed away, at the age of 54, in the early morning hours of November 25th, 2020 after contracting Covid-19.
Terrence worked as an Interpreter for the hard of hearing for most of his adult life, mostly working in schools. He was often very close with his students and maintained friendships with many after they had graduated. He was one of a small number of interpreters in the state of Oklahoma to achieve both a Level 5 ASL certification, and a National Interpreter Certification.
Terrence had a peculiar sense of humor, often being able to fit right in with the jokes and puns of middle schoolers and high schoolers alike. He also had a penchant for pranks, much to the dismay of friends, family, and at times, his coworkers. He did, over the years, manage to strike a fine balance, always being sure to never cross one line too many. He had a laugh that bellowed until he was out of breath, and yet he would still not stop laughing even then.
Terrence was an avid fan of basketball, both professional, and college level, and was a season ticket holder for the Oklahoma City Thunder for as they have been in Oklahoma, and he rarely missed a game. Had many favorite players over years, among which were Michael Jordan, Russel Westbrook, and Chris Paul.
Among his most remarkable traits was his ability to form lasting friendships with many people. To some, it went beyond friendships and became a familial bond. To some he was more like a brother than a friend. To others he was seen as something of a mix between a son and grandson, and to others still, a father. Yet to all of them, he had taught them all, at one point or another, something about themselves, about others, or about the world.
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