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Cowan "Joe" McCoy, 90, of Mukilteo, WA died peacefully, surrounded by family on July 30, 2013.
Cowan "Joe" McCoy
Joe was born on May 15, 1923 in Okmulgee, Oklahoma. He moved to Seattle, WA in 1955 with his beloved bride, Rita, whom he was married to for 58 wonderful years. Joe grew up on a farm in Oklahoma picking cotton with his brother and three sisters. He became a young foreman and worked a lot of crews in Alaska.
In his later life he built homes throughout Snohomish County, mainly Mukilteo. The home his daughter found in the paper, that sounded perfect for her parents to live in, happened to be one of the many homes in Mukilteo Joe had built in 1972. They purchased it in 2007 and it is a true blessing to have lived his final years in a home he had built.
Joe always thought of others and worked so hard all his life to provide for his family. He one time cut off the side of his own deck so his neighbors could have a better view of the water and ferries. He was one of the regulars that had coffee every morning at Taylor's Landing.
His smile, joy for life and love for his Lord and Savior, will always be remembered.
He is survived by his loving wife and four children, Gary, Danny, Sharon and Tonya; 14 grandchildren; and 17 great grandchildren.
We thank Mukilteo Sunset group home and Providence Hospice for their loving and compassionate care in his final days on this earth. He will be missed but never forgotten. We are grateful he has a new body in Heaven and we will all be together again, one day.
A private family memorial to celebrate Joe's life was held at Cypress Lawn Cemetery, Everett.
His favorite Psalm he could recite until his near end was Psalm 23.
Published in The Herald (Everett) from Aug. 4 to Aug. 11, 2013