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Dennis Lee (Stoagie) McCoy

1949 - 2017
Dennis Lee (Stoagie) McCoy Obituary
Dennis Lee (Stoagie) McCoy

Born May 15, 1949 Yakima, Washington; died November 15, 2017 in Newberg, Oregon. After a hard-fought battle with ALS, Dennis Lee McCoy passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family and close friends.

Dennis grew-up in Yakima until he moved to Seattle at age 14. He graduated from Shorecrest High School, then Shoreline Community College. Dennis joined the Seattle Police Department at age 19 as a cadet and served for over 42 years until retiring in 2011.

He lived his life by the words of his favorite quote: "A man's got to do what a man's got to do." - John Wayne.

Dennis took great joy in helping others, taking care of all of those close to him without hesitation or expectation. Every single day he exemplified selflessness, humor, responsibility, positivity, and strength. He touched the lives of everyone he met and is remembered fondly as one of the most generous and giving people. He loved his family, animals, country music, history, riding motorcycles with his IMPC brothers, barbecuing, card games and karaoke.

Dennis was preceded in death by his mother, Edith McCoy and his brother Bob McCoy.

He is survived by his loving wife Jennifer McCoy; children, Michael McCoy (Maria), Robert McCoy (Jackie), Glenna McCoy, Matthew Hume (Cherie), Daniel McCoy (Robin), and Katherine McCoy; sisters, Jean, Carmen & Deliah; 7 grandchildren; and the countless others he took under his wing to consider family.

Services will be held 1:00pm, December 2nd at the Family Life Church, 502 S St. Paul Hwy, Newberg, Orgeon.
In lieu of flowers or gifts, a donation via this gofundme account would be greatly appreciated: https://www.gofundme.com/DennisLeeMcCoysMemorial .

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Published in The Seattle Times on Nov. 19, 2017
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