Mr. John Charles "Tom" McCoy, age 79, of Olive Hill, went home to be with the Lord Sunday morning, April 9, 2017, at St. Claire Regional Medical Center in Morehead.
He was born March 1, 1938, in Carter County, a son of the late Charles McCoy and Ella Carroll Miller McCoy Owens.
Tom served our country in the US Army at Fort Hood, Texas and in Germany. He was known for his love of hunting, being outdoors, telling stories and for his sense of humor. He began his 30 year career in education as a teacher at Erie and retired after teaching and serving as an assistant principal at Prichard Elementary. He also worked for the Kentucky Division of Forestry as a firefighter.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two half-brothers, Glen Miller and George Miller.
Tom is survived by his loving wife of 44 years, Patricia "Pat" Gallion McCoy; one brother, Daniel McCoy of Olive Hill; two half-brothers, Oral Miller of Washington, D.C. and Charles Miller of Cincinnati, Ohio, and several nieces and nephews. He will be missed by many other family members and friends who will sadly miss him, but as he always said, "If I don't see you here again I will see you on the other side".
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 12, 2017, at Globe Funeral Chapel in Olive Hill, with Brother Clyde Holbrook and Brother James Muncy officiating. Military Honors will be conducted immediately following the service at the funeral home. Burial will follow in the Gallion Family Cemetery in Webbville, Kentucky.
Friends may visit from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday, April 11, 2017, and until the service hour on Wednesday at Globe Funeral Chapel, 17277 West US Highway 60, Olive Hill, Kentucky 41164.
Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.globefc.com
Published on April 11, 2017