Charles Edmund Coy

July 21, 1946February 23, 2020

Charles Edmund Coy passed away peacefully at his home on Sunday February 23, 2020. Born July 21, 1946 to Josephine and Ashley Coy, Charlie was raised in Dexter, Michigan. After he graduated high school, Charlie worked as a Mason and married his high school sweetheart, Charlotte McIntyre. Together, they moved with their four children to their current home on Elk Lake in 1978.

Family and friends will remember Charlie as hard working and easy going. His subtle humor and quick wit left anyone around him with a laugh and a smile. Over the years he enjoyed his home on the lake; playing ice hockey with his kids, snowmobiling, fishing and boating… he was often spotted with his sweetheart, cruising the shoreline in his Aquasport. In retirement, he enjoyed working in the yard with his tractor, following collegiate football and basketball, and watching birds and wildlife from his favorite spot in his living room. Living on the water with Char, catching up with his children over morning coffee or a game of euchre, and teasing and joking with his grandkids are what Charlie cherished most.

Charlie was preceded in death by his parents Ashley and Josephine, and his brother Tom. He is survived by: his wife Charlotte; siblings, Dick (Carol) Coy and Mary Jo (Rich) Ulrich; Brothers-in-law, Mike (Sue) McIntyre and Tom (Frank) McIntyre and sisters-in-law Mary Kay (Mark) Lancaster and Marie Coy; his children, daughter Christine (Brad) Kozel, son Charlie (Corrie) Coy, daughter Kelly Coy and son Pat Coy. Charlie was blessed with eight grandchildren: Bri, Ashleigh, Talon, Drew, Kaylee, Alexis, Laken and Jaycie; and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at Sacred Heart Church in Elk Rapids on Thursday, February 27th. Visitation will take place at 10 a.m. with funeral services at 11 a.m., followed by a luncheon in the church hall.

In lieu of flowers, please donate to the American Lung Association or to Elk Rapids Amvets Post 114.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at for the Coy family.


  • American Lung Association Michigan
  • AMVETS Post #114


  • Visitation

    Thursday, February 27, 2020

  • Funeral Mass

    Thursday, February 27, 2020


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Janet Peckens

February 27, 2020

Char I’m so sorry about Chuck. You both were so good to Kevin and I appreciated all you have done for him. I also appreciated your care at Dr Fisher’s office. Please know I will send prayers for you
Jan Peckens (Cook)

Karen Szcodronski

February 27, 2020

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

Karen & Don Jones

February 27, 2020

Thinking of you and your family. We will sure cherish the fond memories and great times we shared. Sending prayers, hugs and strength to all!! Love Don and Karen Jones

Lou Gamalski

February 27, 2020

Dearest Char & family,
My husband, Andy, and I were very sad to learn of the death of your beloved, Charlie! He's been a good neighbor to all of us in the Elk Tip Drive Association -- a reliable, responsive friend to us in times of need. We will miss his smiling face & caring personality! May God bless and comfort you and all who love Charlie as you grieve your loss. And may our Heavenly Father welcome His son Charlie with open arms! We believe Charlie is an intercessor in heaven for you now, praying for your needs at the feet of our Savior, Jesus, in whose name I pray! With heartfelt condolences,
Lou & Andy Gamalski
8150 Elk Tip Drive

Ann and Joe Wirtz

February 25, 2020

Our love, prayers and support are with the entire Coy family. Hoping your wonderful memories can give you strength. Charlie will be so missed.

Don Shari Redman

February 25, 2020

Char and family, so very sorry for your family's loss. So sad to hear. We sure are going to miss Charlie stopping by. Don will miss his phone calls.. We loved that man. Will be praying for you guys. RIP Charlie🙏🙏❤❤

Teresa King

February 25, 2020

Charlotte and family,
I'm so sorry to hear this sad news. I know how much Pat enjoyed coming to visit you all. I'm sure your wonderful memories with stay with you for many, many years.
Much love,
Teresa (Payne) King

Kitty (Covert) Adkins

February 25, 2020

Charlotte and family, I am so sorry for your loss; you are in my thoughts and prayers. Charlie and I both attended St. Joseph Catholic School together many years ago. It has been years since I have seen either of you, and I pray that God's grace will get you through this very difficult time to give you peace and strength.
God's Blessings Always,

Mary Lou Knieper

February 25, 2020

RIP Chuck. Many fun memories of card games and playing spoons. Your sweet laugh will be missed by many. Prayers to Char and the family.

Ron Reed

February 25, 2020

So sorry Charlotte for the loss of Chuck. I’m thinking of you and your kids at this time.