Daniel E. "Dan" Coll
Lewis & Gillum Funeral Homes
28 Harding Ave., Jackson, Ohio 45640
Daniel E. “Dan” Coll passed away July 11th, 2023. He was born November 20th, 1936, as the eldest of nine children of the late Maurice and Cereta Arthur Coll.
Dan is survived by four children, Daniel Joseph Coll of Houston, Texas, Deborah Coll Justice of Magnolia, Texas, Denise Coll Rhodes of Colorado, and David Coll of Houston, Texas. Also surviving are grandchildren, Daniel Coll, Timothy Coll, Noble Justice, Jeremy Justice, Courtney Justice Hilton, Marcia Post, Jacob Justice, Christine Justice, and Michael Coll and fifteen great-grandchildren. He is also survived by brother, Tim (Mary) Coll, Dennis (Dee) Coll and sisters, Cynthia (Martin) Wallace and Mary (Kenny) Taylor.
Dan was preceded in death by his parents; his stepmother, Alma Coll; sister, Marcia Coll; brothers, Joe, Gregory, and Douglas Coll; first wife and mother of his five children, Mary Jo (May) Coll; son, Michael Coll; and granddaughter, Elizabeth Rhodes.
Dan was a lifelong resident of the Jackson community and a Jackson High graduate in the class of 1954. He served as past president of the Jackson County United Way and the Jackson High School Alumni Association. He also served several terms on the Board of Directors at Fairgreens Country Club and Franklin Valley Golf Course. He was a charter member of the Sideliners Club and a 63-year member of Jackson Elks Lodge #466. He was Exalted Ruler of the lodge and served two five-year terms as Lodge Trustee. He was honored as Elk of the Year in 2006.
While he was owner of Dan’s Tastee Cream, he attended Rio Grande College and Ohio University with a major in accounting. In 1964, he began working at McNally Pittsburg of Wellston, Ohio. He served as the secretary-treasurer for 25 years. He later sold insurance and real estate locally. He was appointed to a one-year term as auditor for the City of Jackson.
His final job was for the State of Ohio Lottery Commission as a sales representative working out of the Marietta district office which covered 16 counties. After receiving many awards for outstanding performance at both the district and state levels Dan decided to retire. Dan also served one term on the Jackson City Council.
An avid golfer, Dan loved the game, the competition, the friendships created, the honesty of the sport, and the sense of accomplishment.
Per his request, he will be cremated and put to rest in Mt. Olivet Catholic Cemetery. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Lewis & Gillum Funeral Home of Jackson. Online condolences may be sent to www.lewisgillum.com.