Greg Coggin Jr

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Clifford Gregory (Greg) Coggin, Jr. April 3, 1942 – July 17, 2023 Clifford Gregory (Greg) Coggin, Jr. passed away peacefully on Monday, July 17, 2023, at his home in Lookout Mountain, Tennessee. Greg was born to Clifford Gregory Coggin, Sr. and Grace Evelyn Jones Coggin on April 3, 1942, in Sheffield, Alabama. The oldest of three sons, Greg graduated from Central High School in Camden, Tennessee in 1960. Greg attended the University of Tennessee, Martin Branch, before transferring to the University of Tennessee at Knoxville, where he earned a degree in Electrical Engineering. Greg was an active member of Phi Sigma Kappa fraternity, and for many years, Greg served as Secretary of Phi Sig Tau Tet Alumni Chapter at UT Martin. After graduating from college, Greg was employed by E. I. DuPont. After many years with DuPont, he retired and became the owner of Sound Engineering in Chattanooga, Tennessee. In later years, after selling the company, he still maintained a busy schedule as an independent contractor up until the time of his death. As a teenager, Greg excelled at scouting, earning the rank of Eagle Scout, and was a member of the Boy Scouts of America Order of the Arrow. During the summers, Greg was a Water Safety and Canoeing Instructor at Camp Mack Morris. In addition, Greg was an avid reader and loved to travel. He shared his love for UT football (Go Vols!!) with his daughter, Jeanie,and shared his love of astronomical events with his daughter, Amy. His other passions included listening to NPR, reading the New York Times, solving the daily Wordle, and staying up to date on current events. Over the years, Greg and Ann owned many pets, all of which he loved dearly, especially their current fur baby, Buddy. Greg was a member of the Kiwanis Club of Chattanooga and attended First-Centenary Methodist Church in Chattanooga, Tennessee. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Ann Davidson, daughters Amy Coggin of Milton, Vermont and Chattanooga, Tennessee, and Jeanie (David) Ashley of Greensboro, Georgia, granddaughter, Celeste Drake of Chattanooga, brother, Pete Coggin (Kathy) of Columbia, Tennessee, sister-in-law, Sharon Coggin of Franklin, Tennessee, several nieces and nephews, and a host of cousins. Greg is preceded in death by his parents, and brother, Ellis Owen (EO) Coggin. At Greg’s request, there will be no funeral service, but a celebration of life will be held at 6pm on Saturday, August 5th, 2023, at his home on Lookout Mountain, TN. The family would like to thank the hospice nurses for the excellent care they provided to Greg in his final days. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Hospice of Chattanooga. Arrangements are by Wann Funeral & Cremation Center, at the foot of historic Lookout Mountain, St. Elmo. (423) 821-7551. Share your memories at
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