Funeral services for John Elgin McCoy, age 70 of Kelly, will be held 1:00 PM, Wednesday, January 12, 2022, from the sanctuary of Columbia Heights Baptist Church with Rev. Joe Aguillard and Rev. Warren Maxwell officiating. Interment will follow in the Welcome Home Cemetery, Grayson with services under direction of Riser and Son Funeral Home of Columbia. The McCoy Family will host visitation at the church on Tuesday, January 11 from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM.
John Elgin McCoy was born on May 21, 1951, in Hobbs, New Mexico to the union of his parents, Oscar McCoy, Jr. and Lula Bell Evans McCoy, and he passed from this life on January 7, 2022, at his residence following a sudden illness. He was preceded in death by his parents; his brother Paul McCoy; sister, Theresa Gairnese; his daughter, Brandy Renae McCoy; his niece, Marsha Ann Kirby; and his nephew, Donald Wayne Sikes. To know John was to love him. He worked for years at Family Stop in Columbia and later worked at McCoy's Eastside Lube and also for Thomas Parker's automotive repair and Ranger Steel Erectors. John was a loving husband, father, grandfather and friend. He will be sorely missed in the Caldwell Parish Community.
Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 28 years, Sarah McCoy of Kelly; his daughters: Lisa Wyant (Steve) of West Monroe, Heather McCoy of Kelly, and Shannon McAdams of Mena, Arkansas; his mother-in-law, Linda Exline Caraway of Columbia; his sisters: Margie Sikes (Duane), and Ann Nicastro, all of Columbia; Sister in Law: Jeanie McCoy of Columbia, his grandchildren: Kodi McCoy (MaKenna) of Calhoun, Dustin Bates and Trent Bates, both of West Monroe, D'kota Odom of Mena, Arkansas, Lula Bee McCoy of Kelly, and Katilyn McAdams of Mena, Arkansas; and five great-grandchildren. with a host of Nieces and Nephews.
Serving as pallbearers will be Thomas Parker, Jeff Wyant, Shane Ross, William Exline Trent Bates and Dustin Bates. Honorary pallbearers include Edward Brown, James Talbert, Sr., Mark Alford, Robert Sills, John Sears, James Davis, James Bass, Tom Exline, and Steve Wyant.