Larry E. McCoy

Published 9:45 am Tuesday, July 14, 2020

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

He was born in Anna, Ill. on Dec. 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.

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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 26 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; two children, Ross McCoy of Montgomery and Katherine (Khaki) Bell of Atmore; three grandchildren, Tyler, Lucas and Emily; many nieces, nephews, cousins, family and friends across the country.

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

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

Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home, 1322 South Main Street, Atmore, was in charge of arrangements.