Bruce Allen McCoy

November 2, 1935July 3, 2014
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Bruce Allen McCoy, 78, died on Thursday, July 3, 2014, at West Lafayette Point after a long illness. Born was November 2, 1935 in Canal Lewisville. He was the son of the late Fred and Ethel (Bud) McCoy. Bruce graduated from Fresno in 1953. He served from 1954-1956 at Fort Knox, Kentucky in the 66th Signal Battalion in the United States Army. He attended Barber School in Columbus and owned and operated McCoy’s Barber Shop in West Lafayette. He drove school bus for Ridgewood School District and completed course work at Reppert School of Auctioneering in Decatur, Indiana in 1988 under the sponsorship of Dale Gress. He later worked for Dale Gress Real Estate as an apprentice auctioneer. He retired from American Electric Power in December 1995 with 29 years of service to the Conesville Plant. On November 28, 1958 he married Jeannie (Jones) McCoy who died in April 2009. Surviving is one son, Thomas L (Rhonda) McCoy of North Carolina; one daughter Kay McCoy (Randy) Lane of West Lafayette; grandchildren Chad McCoy of North Carolina; Sabrina McCoy (John) Long of Maryland, Felicia (Craig) Hunter of Fresno and Paige Lane of West Lafayette; one great granddaughter Hali; sister Sally Maneely of Coshocton, Linda (Glenn) Lint of Newark, brother Steve (Kathy) McCoy of Kansas along with several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, a son Brent Allen and brother in law Doug Maneely preceded Bruce in death. Serving on the West Lafayette Volunteer Fire Department, West Lafayette Chamber of Commerce, West Lafayette Little League baseball coach and several committees over the years Bruce always recognized the importance of giving back to his community. Some of his memberships included Master Mason Plainfield Masonic Lodge No. 224 – where he was Raised in 1974 and served as Worshipful Master from 1983-1984, Newcomerstown B.P.O.E. Lodge 1555, Mohawk Post 2040 Veterans of Foreign Wars and Ohio and Indiana Auctioneers Association. Calling hours will be held on Sunday, July 6, 2014, at Given-Dawson Funeral Home from 12:30-2:30 pm and 5:00-7:00 pm with a Masonic Service being held at 6:45 pm. There will also be calling hours one hour prior to the funeral. Funeral services will be held at the West Lafayette United Methodist Church on Monday, July 7, 2014, at 11:00 am with Reverend Donald Dolick officiating. Burial will follow at Fairfield Cemetery with the Coshocton County Honor Guard conducting military services. In lieu of flowers donations in his memory can be made to Precious Treasures Daycare a Mission of West Lafayette United Methodist Church or Hospice of Coshocton County.


  • Calling Hours Sunday, July 6, 2014

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Eileen Brown

August 15, 2014

Bruce showed me how to cut Bob's hair about 1958 and I have been doing it since.

Bob Brown

August 15, 2014

Baseball..A great moment for me and Bruce. I believe it was our senior year in high school. It was the first of the seventh inning (last inning of game), with Warsaw leading by one run. There were two outs and we had runners on second and third base. I was the batter at the plate and the Warsaw coach, Dewey Todd, told the pitcher to walk me and he did. Bruce was the next batter up. He hit a ground ball or a low line drive into right field and two runs scored. We retired Warsaw in the last of the seventh inning without their scoring again, so we won! Bruce was the hero that day!!

Kay Lane

July 31, 2014

Keep the memories coming, they will all have a special place in our memory book. Thanks to everyone for sharing. It means so much to me! Kay McCoy Lane

Darlene Hall

July 30, 2014

As long as I can remember, I always loved listening to Uncle Bruce tell stories with not only a big smile on his face, but a twinkle in his eyes. My forever memory will be walking back from Roscoe Village to Grandma McCoy's house with Darla to the sound of a saxophone playing and discovered it was our Uncle Bruce. He was leaning against the guard rail playing her saxophone and I remember thinking I'm sure everybody walking to their vehicle enjoyed listening to him play too. We will miss you so much Uncle Bruce. I would give anything to hear another story, see another smile, or just get a get a hug from you. Until we meet again Uncle Bruce! We love you!

Darlene, Dustin, Cora and Avery Hall

Darcy Strohl

July 30, 2014

I was truly saddened by the loss of my Uncle Bruce. It has taken me a long time to put together the words to post on here, but after visiting with a lot of friends and family members at the calling hours, I feel like I know him even better. I agree with my cousin Colleen, he was a force when he entered a room and he was my larger-than-life uncle. It was hard to see him decline over the last 6 years, so I'm trying oh so hard to hold on the memories from before. I remember when my almost 17 year old son, Nash, needed his first haircut. There was not a second thought given, that I wanted "Uncle Bruce" to do it. The hard part was, he and Jeannie were constantly on the go, and it was hard to pin him down. Those are the types of memories i will keep close to my heart. Miss you so much! Darcy (Lint) Strohl (Linda McCoy Lint's oldest daughter, Mansfield, Ohio)

Colleen Newman

July 29, 2014

I can't think of Uncle Bruce without a smile! He was my larger-than-life uncle. When I was little, I remember him swooping me up almost to the ceiling and then down for a hug. He could always be counted on to lead an expedition to the candy store in Roscoe or to the ice cream shop. He let us sit in his car and "drive", attempt to play his saxophone, admire his train sets...his ornery smile was so much like my dad's, and I loved to see it. Much love to all my Ohio family. Remember what Grandma McCoy always said, "Go make some memories, you'll live on them one day." We have lots of loving memories of Uncle Bruce.

Ed Duling

July 21, 2014

My belated, but sincere sympathy to Sally and Linda and to all of Bruce's siblings and family. I think Bruce got the yen for barbering from visiting my grandad's shop as a kid in Canal Lewisville.

Gary Bluck

July 19, 2014

Gary Bluck recalls many years ago taking his son Tracy Bluck to get his first haircut. Tracy was less than thrilled about getting his hair cut. At the time Bruce had a Harley Davidson Motorcycle, he carried Tracy outside and put him on the seat of the bike. Tracy thought he was big stuff and was happy to get his hair cut as long as he could stay on the Harley. First time for everything!

Linda Lint

July 16, 2014

RIP Big Brother, you earned it. Hard to see you go, but the last six years were pretty hard to go through with you. We had to let you go.

Jeff & Barb Howard

July 14, 2014

Kay, Randy, Tom, sorry to hear of your loss. Bruce used to cut my hair, when I still had some. Our condolences go out to you during this time.