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Larry Eugene McCoy

 

July 16, 2020



Larry Eugene McCoy, 74, of Nokomis, Ala., died Sunday, July 12, 2020.

Mr. McCoy was born Dec. 5, 1945, to Wilbert and Mary Bloodworth McCoy, in Anna, Ill. He served in the U.S.Army 2nd Armored Division and was an E-5 SPC 2nd Class and served during the Vietnam War. A graduate of Southern Illinois University, he served 30 years with National Mine Service, also serving on the rescue team for which he was awarded the Coal Mine Rescue Hall of Fame Award for his 26 rescues. He then continued his protection with his Company Mc2 and worked for six years with Draeger Safety.

A gravside service was held at 12 p.m., Tuesday, July 14, at Sullivan Cemetery in Nokomis. Burial followed with Johnson Quimby Funeral Home directing.

Mr. McCoy is survived by his wife of 34 years, Barbara Rogers McCoy of Nokomis; one son, Ross McCoy of Montgomery and Katherine (Khaki) Bell of Atmore; three grandchildren; and numerous nephews, nieces, cousins and other family members and friends.

Mr. McCoy was preceded in death by his parents; and one brother, James “Jim” McCoy.

 
 

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