Jan 9, 1930 - Jan 5, 2013 McLOUD Nova Coy Wynn entered this life in Blanchard, OK, on the coldest January 9th recorded in Oklahoma in the year 1930 to Vernon and Vernie Troutt Wynn. He attended school in Western Oklahoma, graduating from Cheyenne High School in 1948. He was an award-winning high school track runner, having gained miles of practice running to catch the school bus every day. Coy served in the U.S. Army in 1953-55 doing most of his service in Occupied Japan, administering graduation exams to fellow soldiers. Coy married Lanie "Pat" Cochran on April 26, 1952. They established homes in Greenwood, Arkansas, and Midwest City before moving to their farm home south of McLoud in 1972. He owned Coy's Grocery on SE 29th Street for a number of years before he began driving a truck for Lee Way, retiring from Yellow Freight in 1991. Coy enjoyed working with his cattle, but more than all other interests, he had great pride in his work with antique tractors. He could be seen most years driving an antique John Deere tractor in McLoud's Blackberry Parade; he enjoyed being surrounded by old friends and older tractors at area Tractor Club events. Coy is a member of Northeast Freewill Baptist Church in Shawnee. He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Arlis, Otis, Alva, Oran, Vennie, Leo, and Vernon; and by his sister, Faye. He is survived by his wife, Pat, of McLoud; his brother, Dillard D. Wynn, of Choctaw; son, Perry and wife Donna, and son, Brad and wife Shadow, all of McLoud; grandsons, Dr. Jeremy Wynn and wife Christina, and Brian Wynn; and great-grandsons, Siris and Jackson. The family would like to express its gratitude to the many blood donors who have helped to sustain Coy's life in the past two years. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Coy's home-going service will be held on Wednesday, January 9, his 83rd birthday, at 2 p.m. at Choctaw Church of the Nazarene, with Rev. Jason Crouch officiating. Burial will follow in Dale Cemetery under the direction of Walker Funeral Service. The family will meet at the funeral home Tuesday evening, 5-7 p.m., to visit with friends.
Published in The Oklahoman on Jan. 8, 2013