Larry Eugene McCoy

July 16, 2020

Mr. Larry Eugene McCoy, 74 of Nokomis, AL, passed away July 12, 2020, in Nokomis, AL.

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

He is preceded in death by his parents and his brother, James “Jim” McCoy.

He is survived by his wife of 34 years, Barbara Rogers McCoy of Nokomis, AL; two children, Ross McCoy of Montgomery, AL and Katherine (Khaki) Bell of Atmore, AL; three grandchildren, Tyler, Lucas and Emily; many nieces, nephews, cousins, family and friends across the country.

Graveside services were held Tuesday, July 14, 2020, at Sullivan Cemetery in Nokomis, AL.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to a Ronald McDonald House near you.

Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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