- August 31, 1942 - April 6, 2011
- Nashville, Tennessee
of Coyote's Passing
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“What a privilege it was to hang out on your boat! What started out as a job cleaning your boat turned into times of great pleasure. I will cherish...Read More »
1 of 29 | Posted by: Kristie Kelley - Nashville, TN
“I had the privilege of recording "Nitty Gritty Rock'n'Roll" and others with Coyote. Because of a favorable review of the single in Billboard which...Read More »
2 of 29 | Posted by: Gerald Fleming - Athens/Atlanta, GA
“Bill has been freed of the toil and pain of life and has moved to a place of peace and tranquility he deserves. Bill started his radio career with me...Read More »
4 of 29 | Posted by: Gary Van Veghten - Little Falls, NY
“Coyote was a wonderful man. He was caring, loving and generous. He always made me feel special when I was around him, even though it was him that was...Read More »
5 of 29 | Posted by: S.L. - Franklin, TN - Friend
“What a loss. I had the pleasure of working telethons with Coyote in the 90's. What a kind, caring soul he was. He made us laugh for many years and...Read More »
6 of 29 | Posted by: Pam Whitworth - Nashville, TN
“I was out of town when I came back yesterday and heard the news about Coyote. I remember growing up as a teenager and loved to listen to him.Will...Read More »
7 of 29 | Posted by: Carla - Lewisburg, TN
“Thanks for the memories!
8 of 29 | Posted by: Nancy Raines - nashville, TN
“It has to be comfortating to know that Coyote Scott and Trey are all up in heaven throwing a game of darts. I rember them at Mulligan's Pub throwing...Read More »
9 of 29 | Posted by: kIMBERLY BYRD - SCOTTSDALE, AZ
“coyote was the best neighbor a kid could ask for.im lucky to have known him....
10 of 29 | Posted by: stanley blansett - madison, TN
“You will be greatly missed! I thought you were the BEST DJ in Nashville! After my 1988 car accident you and Rhett interviewed me with care and...Read More »
11 of 29 | Posted by: Tina Dotson - Hermitage, TN
“R.I.P. Coyote. You will be missed by many.
12 of 29 | Posted by: Carolyn Luther - Justin, TX
“you well be sadly missed. may you rest in peace...you touch everyones hearts and will never be forgotten my friend..
13 of 29 | Posted by: donnafranklin - friend
“Susan my deepest sympathy on the loss of Coyote. I have fond memories of the Y-107 days. A wonderful DJ but most of all a wonderful person who will...Read More »
14 of 29 | Posted by: Joyce McDaniel - TN
“I listened to Coyote on my way to work for several years. It made the lone ride easier. He will be greatly missed and my prayers go out to his...Read More »
15 of 29 | Posted by: Anne Archer - Nashville,, TN
“I have been listening to Coyote since he started at WMAK and until he left the oldies with he and Cathy. I always remember him at 100 Oaks when they...Read More »
16 of 29 | Posted by: Julie McMahon
“Thank you for being a part of my life growing up. You put laughter in my life. We loved you. You will be missed. My prayers are with your family.
17 of 29 | Posted by: Gloria Lye - murfreesboro, TN
“from the time i was able to walk, i remember coyote's howl! 1st on WMAK and then onto WWKX(KX104) then WYHY(Y-107) and the MANY good times i had...Read More »
18 of 29 | Posted by: john lane - colorado springs, CO
“I'll always remember the fun we had and your amazing 50th birthday party. Sweet times in heaven my friend. Love always, Dana
19 of 29 | Posted by: Dana Cassidy - Franklin, TN
“Please accept my sincere condolences. The loss of anyone we love is very devastating. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time of grief. At...Read More »
20 of 29 | Posted by: J. Alexander - Crete
“We will miss you.Thank you for helping me 21 years ago,your help gave me the money to put my son John on donor list for a liver transplant.You are a...Read More »
21 of 29 | Posted by: Angela Frazier - Murfreesboro, TN
“Coyote, you will be missed. It was a privilege to work with you at WWKX 104FM. You brought alot of laughter to the world. Rest in peace. Kimberly...Read More »
22 of 29 | Posted by: Kimberly Dorman Scheuer - TN
“I thought the clouds looked like they were dancing today... you will be missed.
23 of 29 | Posted by: Michael Chewning - Lewisburg, TN
“Keep playing that music in Heaven Coyote....you'll be missed. Your family is in my prayers.
24 of 29 | Posted by: Donna Curtis - Goodlettsville, TN
“I had the best teenage years thanks to Coyote! The morning joke that I had to hear in the school parking lot and it didn't matter if he was a little...Read More »
25 of 29 | Posted by: Wendy Cole - College Grove, TN
“You will be missed dearly Coyote....you always brought a smile to our face whether we were ready for it or not. Thank you for always being YOU. RIP ...Read More »
26 of 29 | Posted by: Stephanie McGee - friend
“Sorry for your loss.
27 of 29 | Posted by: annette - escondido, CA
“What an amazing testimony...Susan, your story of your loved one's passing is amazing and exciting to think what is ahead. I pray God will comfort...Read More »
28 of 29 | Posted by: Susan - Cornersville, TN
“Our family shares your grief of the passing of Coyote McCloud. He was a wonderful man that helped everyone in need, including our family in 1990 when...Read More »
29 of 29 | Posted by: Gerald Fowler - Antioch, TN
"A Party for Coyote" is set for Sunday, April 10 at 2 p.m. at the Hard Rock Café in Nashville. In lieu of flowers, Coyote asked for donations to create a fund to help animals. Checks should be payable to "Coyote McCloud" and dropped off at the Hard Rock on Sunday or sent to: Coyote McCloud for Animals, P.O. Box 158474, Nashville, TN 37215. There will also be a public guest registry near the Hard Rock on Sunday. A veteran of the Nashville airwaves for more than 30 years, Coyote McCloud died peacefully at 1:40 pm on Wednesday, April 6 with his dog, Sawyer Black, and his friend and former wife, Susan Thomas at his side. His final moments were captured by Susan: "Before Coyote took in his last little sip of air early this afternoon, he was telling me about our next vacation to the best place he had ever seen in all of his 68 years. "I can't believe we're still here," he said. "You're going to love it." I couldn't say I wasn't getting to go with him this time, at least not just yet. "Tell me all about it, baby," I said. "It sounds great." "It's the best," he said. "Even better than Hawaii. Wait and see." All wrapped up in his comforter on the couch, his blue eyes were as blue as I've ever seen them, alive with the squinty look of when an airplane takes off in a hard rain and suddenly lifts above the clouds into sparkling sunshine. "The water is so shiny there, it's like soft drops of diamonds," he said, his voice low and slow. "You can pick it up and hold it in your hands. It's so warm." Coyote served on-air stints at WMAK, WYHY, WZPZ and WRQQ. He was also the first off-camera voice of CMT. One of his best-known jobs was as the leader of "The Zoo Crew" on Y107. He was also notable as the host of "Coyote and Cathy in the Mornning" on WMAK-FM and WRQQ. You may sign Coyote's on-line registry at www.CremationSocietyofTN.com