William Joseph Coughlin, Jr., 64, passed away on Saturday, January 23rd, in High Springs, Florida. He was born in Baltimore, Maryland, on October 21, 1951, to parents William Joseph Coughlin, and Mary Newell Coughlin, the first of seven children. Following high school, Bill served in the United States Navy for six years on a nuclear submarine. After the Navy, Bill attended the University of Florida where he earned a masters degree in Nuclear Engineering. In Gainesville, Bill met the love of his life, his wife Donna. They later moved to High Springs, Florida, where they raised their children. Bill served as City Commissioner and Mayor of High Springs for many years. He enjoyed fishing, soccer, tennis, and playing the guitar, mandolin, and fiddle. Bill is survived by his wife, Donna Coughlin, three children, Megan Coughlin, Kelly Coughlin, and Joseph Reid, parents, and six siblings. A funeral mass will be held on Thursday, January 28, 2016, at St. Madeleine’s Catholic Church, 17155 NW US Highway 441, High Springs, FL, 32643, at 10:30 a.m. A reception will follow at the church Family Life Center. In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made to the Santa Fe Shrine of Our Lady of La Leche at St. Madeleine’s Catholic Church.