WEST LAFAYETTE: Bruce Allen McCoy, 78, died on Thursday, July 3, 2014, at West Lafayette Point after a long illness.
Born was November 2, 1935 in Canal Lewisville. He was the son of the late Fred and Ethel (Bud) McCoy.
Bruce graduated from Fresno in 1953. He served from 1954-1956 at Fort Knox, Kentucky in the 66th Signal Battalion in the United States Army. He attended Barber School in Columbus and owned and operated McCoy's Barber Shop in West Lafayette. He drove school bus for Ridgewood School District and completed course work at Reppert School of Auctioneering in Decatur, Indiana in 1988 under the sponsorship of Dale Gress. He later worked for Dale Gress Real Estate as an apprentice auctioneer. He retired from American Electric Power in December 1995 with 29 years of service to the Conesville Plant.
On November 28, 1958 he married Jeannie (Jones) McCoy who died in April 2009. Surviving is one son, Thomas L (Rhonda) McCoy of North Carolina; one daughter Kay McCoy (Randy) Lane of West Lafayette; grandchildren Chad McCoy of North Carolina; Sabrina McCoy (John) Long of Maryland, Felicia (Craig) Hunter of Fresno and Paige Lane of West Lafayette; one great granddaughter Hali; sister Sally Maneely of Coshocton, Linda (Glenn) Lint of Newark, brother Steve (Kathy) McCoy of Kansas along with several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, a son Brent Allen and brother in law Doug Maneely preceded Bruce in death.
Serving on the West Lafayette Volunteer Fire Department, West Lafayette Chamber of Commerce, West Lafayette Little League baseball coach and several committees over the years Bruce always recognized the importance of giving back to his community. Some of his memberships included Master Mason Plainfield Masonic Lodge No. 224 - where he was Raised in 1974 and served as Worshipful Master from 1983-1984, Newcomerstown B.P.O.E. Lodge 1555, Mohawk Post 2040 Veterans of Foreign Wars and Ohio and Indiana Auctioneers Association.
Calling hours will be held on Sunday, July 6, 2014, at Given-Dawson Funeral Home from 12:30-2:30 pm and 5:00-7:00 pm with a Masonic Service being held at 6:45 pm. There will also be calling hours one hour prior to the funeral. Funeral services will be held at the West Lafayette United Methodist Church on Monday, July 7, 2014, at 11:00 am with Reverend Donald Dolick officiating. Burial will follow at Fairfield Cemetery with the Coshocton County Honor Guard conducting military services.
In lieu of flowers donations in his memory can be made to Precious Treasures Daycare a Mission of West Lafayette United Methodist Church or Hospice of Coshocton County. Those wishing to do so may send the family a personal condolence and light a candle in remembrance of Bruce by visiting the online obituaries link on the funeral home's website at www.given-dawsonfuneralhome.com.
Published in the Times Recorder on July 6, 2014