A Celebration of Life service will be conducted Friday, September 3, 2021 at 5 PM at Walnut Street Church of Christ with Dr. Bryan McAlister and Bro. George Caudill officiating. Visitation with the family will be at Walnut Street Church of Christ on Friday, September 3, 2021 from 4 -5 p.m. A private graveside service will be held later in September 2021 at the Resurrection Cemetery in Cumberland, Rhode Island. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Developmental Services of Dickson County.
Brian Leo Coughlin, 54, of Dickson, Tennessee, passed away on August 26, 2021. He was born to parents Dr. Gregory W. and Margaret C. Coughlin on February 17, 1967 in Providence, Rhode Island.
Brian graduated from Bishop Feehan High School in Attleboro, Massachusetts, and attended Stonehill College in Easton, Massachusetts.
He was a natural in working with individuals with disabilities and had done so for a good portion of his working career, most recently for Developmental Services of Dickson County. Brian loved the ocean. After the births of his sons, his greatest achievement was winning a regatta ahead of his brother.
Above all, Brian loved his sons Nathan and Benji. He boasted and bragged to all he met about his sons and all they have and will achieve. They have fond memories of trips to Disney World and spending a summer with family in Rhode Island. Nathan and Benji attribute their ability to cook and fix things around the house to their father.
Brian is survived by sons Nathan Andrew Coughlin and Benjamin (Benji) Lewis Coughlin. He is also survived by siblings Gregory W. Coughlin III, Mary Ellen Coughlin, Margaret Coughlin, Kevin (Bethany) Coughlin, and Karen (Steve) Lenney.
Brian was predeceased by his parents Dr. Gregory W. and Margaret C. Coughlin.