Ray McCoy

Mr. Thad Ray McCoy, 65, of Statesville, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, July 1, 2012 at Iredell Memorial Hospital.

Mr. McCoy was born January 15, 1947 in Iredell County and was the son of the late Thad Woodrow McCoy and Frances Cranfill McCoy.  He attended Iredell County schools and on March 14, 1965 he married Teresa “Terry” Myers McCoy, who survives.

Mr. McCoy was a member of Pisgah United Methodist Church.  Prior to his retirement, Ray was a self employed brick mason.

He was an avid hunter and fisherman and most importantly, a loving husband, father and grandfather.

In addition to his wife, Terry McCoy, of the home, Mr. McCoy is also survived by one son, John Robert “Robbie” McCoy (Allison) and one daughter, Gina McCoy Ellis (Todd) along with four grandchildren, Benjamin and Hannah Ellis and Ethan and Katlyn McCoy.  He is further survived by two brothers, Gene and Tony McCoy and three sisters, Frances Mae Cloer (Bud), Sandra Clark and Kay Dishman.  Numerous nephews and nieces also survive.

Funeral services for Mr. McCoy will be conducted 11:00 am Wednesday, July 4, 2012 at Pisgah United Methodist Church with Rev. Mike Duncan officiating.  Burial will follow in the church cemetery.  The family will visit with friends from 10:00 until 11:00 am at the church.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to Pisgah UMC Building Fund, 488 Hill Farm Road, Hiddenite, N.C. 28636.

Online condolences can be made to the family at www.nicholsonfunerals.com/obituaries and Nicholson Funeral Home is serving the family of Mr. Ray McCoy.

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10 Responses to Ray McCoy

  1. Daniel & Jennifer Hoover says:

    Terry,
    We were really sad to hear the news about Ray’s passing. Everyone in your family is in our thoughts and prayers. We really enjoyed the time we got to spend with you guys when we were all at the lake. Both of you were always very kind to us. We really appreciated you. Love, Daniel & Jennifer Hoover

  2. Steve and Lynn Jenkins says:

    We are keeping all of you in our thoughts and prayers! Love Steve and Lynn Jenkins and Family

  3. Patsy Fox says:

    Terry and Family…Just wanted you to know that you are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time…May God’s peace be with you today and in the days to come…….Patsy & Tony Fox

  4. Vickie H Bennett says:

    Terry, Robbie, Gina…. I am so sorry to hear of Ray’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. May God wrap his arms around you and comfort you during this difficult time. If I can do anything for you, please call.

  5. Peggy Bolens says:

    Gina, I am so sorry for your family’s loss. You will all be in my prayers.

  6. Gina, Todd, Benjamin, & Hannah,
    May God Comfort you at this most difficult time. We will keep all of you in our prayers. So sorry for your loss.
    Frank & Bonnie Klanduch

  7. tony gregory says:

    In 1979, i purchased a house… little did i realize that i would meet a loving family, the McCoy’s…what a blessing i will cherish all my days!… ya’ll are in my prayers and thoughts at this time!… what a great husband, dad to you and a best buddy for me!… my deepest sympathy to each of you!.. i love each of you as i loved Ray!…God Bless!

  8. Doris Wilcox says:

    Terry, Robbie, & Gina,
    So sorry for your loss of Ray, we will be praying for your family.
    God Bless, Doris & Donnie Wilcox

  9. Leslie Reavis says:

    So sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  10. Linda Bollinger says:

    Dear Todd and Gina: I am so sorry to read of your loss. May the Lord be with you and guide you and comfort you during this sad time. Too young to be gone from this earth, but may you be assured of seeing him again in heaven.

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