I was saddened to learn of Fred's death. He was a true giant and pioneer in the field of petroglyph research. While he will be surely missed by his loving family, his passing marks the end of an era in Kentucky archaeology. Along with his long-time friend and collaborator, Steve Fuller, Fred blazed trails that will long outlive him. Rest in peace Fred. -- Wes Cowan
Dear Miss Emily,
From the time I was little, you and Doc have always larger than life and also just about the nicest people on Earth. I will always remember our trip to the zoo, rock art hunts, and stories about Dian Fossey. I feel so grateful to have known you both and I am sending all my love. I wish I could be there to say goodbye.
Mrs. Coy and Coy Families, Our deepest sympathies to all. Dr. Coy will be sorely missed by all who knew and loved him. We stand in awe of his service to our country, of the life he lived and the lives he touched. He touched ours. We hiked several properties with him, he went with us on our little patch of woods exploring and looking for precious wild flowers. Our yard is full of flowers from his yard and towering coffee bean and fruit-bearing Pawpaw trees grow there from sapplings he gave us. We see these plants/trees and remember him every day. I am the proud owner of one of his pawpaw whistles and he taught my Dad to whittle them. On and on I could go. It struck me as I looked at the pictures of him last night that I could hear him laugh as well as see it. What a special-special man he is/was and hat a legacy he left!!! Blessings to you all, Kenny and Debbie Hatfield
Truly a "Great American"........Heaven is in for a real treat!!!
I have many fond memories of Dr. Coy and a pocket knife he gave me when I was a kid. He was talented in so many ways and and an all around great guy as well. He will be missed.
Thank you for your service to protect the United States - you were a part of the greatest generation! A grateful citizen
Dear Karen, Dale, and Sarah,
Our love and condolences to you at this time. Thanks for sharing your dad, Karen, with so many of us. I keep the whistles he carved for the boys in the desk in the kitchen. And I couldn't help but love someone who devoted so much to endangered plants. How many peoples' lives were enriched by his gifts -- who could count?
Love to you. the Spurlocks
We've lost a kind and joyous renaissance man. I will think of him especially every spring when I start his and Miss Emily's tomato that he was generous enough to share with me back in 2001.
Doc was a person we all strive to be. I am fortunate to have walked in his shadow.
I worked with Dr Coy (and Kim) for many years when I was a unit secretary on the 4th floor at Norton Hospital. He was always so sweet and he made me laugh alot. I have thought of him often over the years. My thoughts and prayers are with his family.
Thanks to Dr. Coy's excellent care of my two daughters dislocated hip problem in 1961 to 1964 time frame, they were completely healed. His work was with God's approval. I am sorry for your loss, but be thankful that you had so many years to spend with him. God bless you and your family.
Dear Dr. Coy,
I can't help but smile when I think of you & wonder if you even realized what a wonderfully important person you were to me growing up with Karen & Kim. I don't think I will ever know anyone who can laugh as loud or as happily as you.
You made me a part of your family without hesitation when I needed it the most.
Thank you for all you did & for all you were to me.
I hope to sit at the dinner table in heaven with you one day.
Kim, Karen & Coy Family- my heart truly breaks for all of you. I will keep you all in my thoughts & prayers through out this difficult time.
Thank you for your service to our country. Rest in God's eternal peace. From a grateful American.
We are so very sorry for your loss. Karen, your dad was such a sweet man. I'll never forget that day he showed Ryan all his maps...he truly loved imparting knowledge to my kids. Keeping your family in my thoughts.
To the Coy familes,
the Cooke/Banks families want to express our deepest sympathy, in your much time of need.
We will miss Fred and his smile, that would welcome us in church on Sunday's.
The Cooke/Banks families, WRCC members