The legacy left by former Regional Radio farm director Jim Coyle continues to be seen throughout Missouri each time someone fills up their vehicle with ethanol-blended fuel. Gary Marshall, who retired earlier this year as Missouri Corn’s chief executive officer, credited Coyle for his tireless advocacy for the biofuel and its production in the state.
Marshall also called Coyle a determined storyteller who was always prepared and professional. He adds that the two shared a love for golf.
Missouri Corn recognized Coyle with their farm broadcaster of the year award in 1990. Coyle died Sunday morning at the age of 83. A memorial service will take place at a later date. Memorials are suggested to Coates Street Presbyterian Church in Moberly or the National Association of Farm Broadcasting (NAFB) Foundation. Arrangements are under the direction of Pathway Memorial Funeral Home.