Richard L. "Dick" McCoy

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Richard Louis "Dick" McCoy of Taylor Lake Village died March 25 after a long illness. He was born Dec. 2, 1927, in Charleston, West Virginia, to Willard L. and Mary R. McCoy. He attended Charleston schools and showed, at an early age, that he was an outstanding athlete. He was named to the All City Squad in junior high school, was captain of the Charleston High football team, captain of the South squad in the annual WV North-South game and captain of the all-state football team. He was also an outstanding track star, especially in the low hurdles. In his senior year, he was elected president of the Mountain Lion Club and was named athlete of the year in WV schools. He attended Virginia Tech, graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering. While a student, he was active in the C.S.B. Senate, Kanawha Valley Club, O.D.K, Pi Tau Sigma (VP), Tau Beta Pi (VP), A.S.M.E. and the German Club. He worked for Union Carbide for 37 1/2 years at the Institute Plant and Technical Center in WV, the company headquarters in Manhattan, NY and Danbury, CT, and finished his career in Houston. While working in WV, he was an active member of St. Mark's Episcopal Church, St. Albans, president of the Kanawha Valley Virginia Tech Alumni Association and Chairman of the WV section of A.S.M.E. He was a member of Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, Dickinson, TX, Baywood Country Club, and the Union Carbide Retiree clubs in Houston and Texas City. Survivors include his wife of 55 years, Ann Heizer McCoy, his children Richard T. and wife, Anne, Jane-Ellen Carter and husband Bud, Susan Neuhalfen and husband, David, his beloved grandchildren, Richard, Elizabeth Anne and Catherine McCoy, Jacob and Sarah Hope Carter, and David Neuhalfen, and two nephews, Thomas and Lee McCoy. He was predeceased by his parents, his brothers Thomas and Willard, and his sister Phyllis. The family received friends at Crowder Funeral Home in Webster on Thursday evening, March 28 and held a memorial service at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church on April 1. In lieu of flowers, should friends desire, memorials in Mr. McCoy's name may be sent to Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, 4613 Hwy 3, Dickinson, TX 77539, St. Mark's Episcopal Church, "B" Street, St. Albans, WV 25177 or to the Salvation Army.


Published on from Mar. 27 to Apr. 11, 2013