Ralph L. McCoy
- This eternal flame burns forever -
- in remembrance of Ralph L. McCoy -
Ralph L. McCoy
September 3, 1925 - January 30, 2012
Ralph L. McCoy, 86, of Mayflower passed away on Monday, January 30, 2012. He was born
on Thursday, September 3, 1925 in Cleveland, AR to the late Jeff and Julia Mae (Newton) McCoy.
Mr. McCoy was a member of Green Grove Lodge #107, Order of Eastern Star Palmetto #47,
and Cadron #581. He was a Deacon and door greeter of First Baptist Church, Mayflower for
many years. He loved gardening and working in his yard. He was an avid camper with membership
in two R.V. Chapters - Toad Suck Sams and Mayflower Pilgrims, and was a past president of both
chapters. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, where he served on an Aircraft Carrier. He taught
math and social studies in Mayflower Schools for eighteen years before moving to Alaska,
where he taught math at Service Henshew High School for ten years. He coached varisty
basketball at Service Henshew for three years.
He is survived by his loving wife of sixty-six years, Lillian Fayrean (Dickens) McCoy; son,
Jeffery Lynn McCoy (Patsy); three grandsons, Billy McCoy (Robin), Lindsey Scott McCoy,
and Kenneth Pappera (Carla); granddaughter, Anglique Rappold (Allen);
3 great-grandsons, Caleb Killum, Ethan McCoy, and Isaiah Rappold; and sister, Ila Mae Garrett.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sons, Ralph L. McCoy, Jr.
and Jerry Virgil McCoy; and two brothers, Wilburn D. McCoy and Carl McCoy.
Services will be held at 2:00 p.m., on Wednesday, February 1, 2012 at First Baptist Church,
Mayflower with Brother David Fox officiating. Burial will follow at Mayflower Cemetery with
Wade McCaghren, Billy McCaghren, Jr., Michael Williams, James Gamble, Wilbert Cummings,
and George Roberts, serving as pallbearers. The Deacons of the Church will serve as honorary
pallbearers. Visitation will be from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m., on Wednesday at the Church.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the building fund at First Baptist Church,
Mayflower, PO Box 5, Mayflower, AR 72106.
Dedicated to Ralph L. McCoy
Though He's gone, He is not forgotten.
Though absent, He remains in spirit.
Though once a worker, He now rest.
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