Vernon H. McCoy, age 77, of Jasper, Fla. passed away on Saturday, May 14, 2016 at the home of his son following a brief illness.
Graveside services were held Tuesday, May 17 at Wayfare Cemetery (Cow Creek) in Echols County, Georgia with Chaplain Bob DeSantis officiating.
Vernon was born in Williamson, West Virginia on January 15, 1939 to the late George Clarence and Ida Hatfield McCoy. He was a man that believed in fighting for his country and he did so for many years in the United States Air Force. It was there that he was given the opportunity to work as an aerospace technician. His training in the Air Force later led him to work as an electrician and in air conditioning maintenance. Mr. McCoy lived in the Clearwater/Tampa area for a number of years before moving back to Hamilton County 15 years ago where he owned and operated McCoy Air, Inc. and was blessed to be able to spend time with his three sons and grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, Vernon was preceded in death by two brothers, Lonnie McCoy and Larry McCoy and a sister, Linda McCoy Lott.
Survivors include three sons and daughters-in-law, Randy and Melody McCoy, Richie and Doreen McCoy and Sammy and Erica McCoy, all of Jasper, Fla.; three brothers and sisters-in-law, George Jr. and Jane McCoy, Lexington, S.C., Frank and Anita McCoy, Burnwell, KY and David and Diana McCoy, Richmond, KY; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Mildred and Winston Bass, Live Oak, Fla. and Martha and Danny Harvel, Turkey Creek, KY. Also surviving is the mother of his children, Hazel McCoy. Though years separated them he always appreciated the mother she was to his sons.
Vernon's grandchildren; one granddaughter; Dana McCoy Hamlin and eight grandsons will honor their Grandpa as his pallbearers: Brandon McCoy, Kyle McCoy, Justin McCoy, Josh McCoy, Tyler Morgan, Chaise McCoy, Cody McCoy and Colt McCoy. He also had seven great grandchildren.
He is also survived by several loving nieces, nephews, cousins, two aunts and an uncle and many friends.
Vernon was a proud soldier, and he knew there was still much to be done.
In lieu of flowers and in his honor, contributions may be made to Disabled American Veterans, P.O. Box 14301 Cincinnati, Oh. 45250-0301.
Harry T. Reid Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Published on May 19, 2016