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Edwards Funeral Home

201 North 12th Street, Fort Smith, AR

OBITUARY

Dr. Mark McCoy

February 11, 1958March 23, 2020

Dr. David “Mark” McCoy, 62, passed away March 23, 2020 in Fort Smith. He was born February 11, 1958 in Nashville, TN to the late Curtis McCoy Jr. and Mina Cohee McCoy.

Mark was raised in Kentucky and graduated from Madisonville High School in 1976. He received his undergraduate degree from Vanderbilt University, completed Medical School at University of Louisville, and completed his residency in Florida and South Carolina. Mark worked as a Cardiovascular Surgeon for 26 years in Arkansas, Louisiana, and Tennessee.

Mark attended Greenwood First Baptist Church, and he enjoyed spending time with his family and his German Shepherd, Luke. He enjoyed fishing and hunting, and shooting at the range.

He was preceded in death by his son, Mahlon Keith McCoy; and his parents, Curtis McCoy, Jr. and Mina Cohee McCoy.

He is survived by his wife of 30 years, Cheryl Roth McCoy; his children, Jesse Roth McCoy, Megan Jennifer McCoy, and Colin Mark McCoy; brother and sister-in-law, Phillip and Janet McCoy; and niece, Sarah McCoy.

Private family service will be 11:00 AM Thursday, March 26, 2020, at Grace Community Church under the direction of Edwards Funeral Home. Burial will be in Roselawn Cemetery.

You may watch the service via livestream using the following link: Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/gracefortsmith/ and our YouTube Channel at https://www.youtube.com/GraceCommunityChurchfortsmith.

In lieu of flowers, Memorials may be sent to: White Bluff / Rye Hill Volunteer Fire Dept., 5325 Spring Mt. Rd, Fort Smith, AR 72916; or the Artemis Project (Rescue and rehabilitation of animals in the River Valley), PO Box 3134, Greenwood, AR 72937.

Online condolences may be sent to www.edwardsfuneralhome.com

  • FAMILY

  • Cheryl Roth McCoy, Wife of 30 years
  • Megan Jennifer McCoy, Daughter
  • Mahlon Keith McCoy, Son (deceased)
  • Jesse Roth McCoy, Son
  • Colin Mark McCoy, Son
  • Mina Cohee McCoy., Mother (deceased)
  • Curtis McCoy, Jr., Father (deceased)
  • Phillip and Janet McCoy, Brother and sister-in-law
  • Sarah McCoy, Niece
  • White Bluff / Rye Hill Volunteer Fire Dept., 5325 Spring Mt. Rd, Fort Smith, AR 72916; or the Artemis Project (Rescue and rehabilitation of animals in the River Valley), PO Box 3134, Greenwood, AR 72937.
    Online condolences may be sent to www.edwardsfuneralhome.com
  • DONATIONS

  • White Bluff / Rye Hill Volunteer Fire Dept.
  • Artemis Project

Services

  • Private Family Service Thursday, March 26, 2020

Memories

Dr. Mark McCoy

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Joe Queeney

March 27, 2020

I have always had the greatest of respect for Mark. I don’t think I would ever consider us close but he was always friendly and kind to me. I will always remember his as the go to guy if someone needed a bypass.

He has touched thousands and thousands of lives throughout his career. He will be greatly missed.

Joe Queeney, D.O., F.A.C.O.S.

Eduardo Esper

March 27, 2020

Mark covered my practice in Terre Haute, IN. I enjoyed his calm personality and the patients really liked him. On March 16th at the end of the shift he texted with me in the morning. “All quiet and to take care of myself”. I am so sad I didn’t get the chance to meet his family or spend more time with him. Our practice of cardio thoracic surgery takes us away from family and friends. Perhaps we need to pause and reflect. Now, we are doing it because we have to. Things will change for all of us. To Mark’s family, my condolences, and I want you to know that he was very proud of all of you.
His colleague, Eduardo Esper.

Holly Jennings

March 26, 2020

Cheryl, Charles and I send you and your family our heartfelt condolences on your loss of Mark. He was great to work with and we will always remember his collegiality and kindness toward his patients. I pray God’s comfort and peace for you all.

Ferrell Freeman

March 26, 2020

Dr. McCoy did my open heart surgery in July 2017. He was a true man of God and he so blessed my wife and I with his prayer times with us. We talked about music as we had been traveling and singing for 12 years, we talked about the Goodman's and that I was related to Vestal and what a wonderful lady she was. Dr. McCoy was one wonderful man of God and now he can rest by the river of life and just bask in the love of God!!!! You are all in our prayers!!!!!
Ferrell & Lisa Freeman

Mike Shelton

March 26, 2020

Dr McCoy did my bypass surgery July 10th 2019 he was a very nice man and a very good surgeon we are very sorry for his loss

Becky Murphree

March 26, 2020

Dr McCoy was the best. I loved working with him at Mercy and saw first hand how passionate he was that everyone have a chance, even those most riskiest. You could easily see the compassion in his eyes and how much he fought for his patients. He was good to his staff and was nice to staff. He was easy to work for and easy to learn from. I will never forget his pranks or how much he loved to grill. I still remember the contest in ICU to see who could eat the most Diablo wings. I was an admitted spectator that day but I will never forget it. He will be remembered fondly and will be missed a great deal. I'm going to miss you "old goat".

Brenda Rowe

March 26, 2020

Mark was such a wonderful man. He took his responsibilities to his patients very seriously. He was always willing to help in any way he could. When we worked together, I told him that, it drove me crazy sometimes that he always, always did the right thing. No matter how busy or overworked we were, he still would take care of everyone.
He was always a pleasure to work with and was so supportive of me when I had some tradegies in my own personal life.
I know he loved his family so very much. He would send pictures of the kids to me, and I would send him pics of my grandkids. We always asked about each other’s family before we had any other conversations.
He saved so many lives when we worked together and I know he continued to do so after he left Rogers. The world was just a better place with Mark in it.

Cheryl, you and Jesse, Megan, and Colin are in my prayers. I pray for peace as we know he is in his heavenly home.

Jeanie Householder

March 26, 2020

I remember Dr. McCoy when I first came to Sparks just out of residency. He was always kind to me, well respected and loved by patients and staff.
Hoping Mrs. McCoy and family feel the peace and comfort only brought by Christ Jesus. I’m sorry for your loss and praying for your journey through grief.

Love,
Jeanie Householder

Gina Kimes

March 26, 2020

I loved this guy ! So genuine, down to earth and real. He will be greatly missed.

Shana Burke

March 26, 2020

I got to work with Dr McCoy at CV he always had a smile on his face no matter what we always got him to Smile you will be missed by so many people

FROM THE FAMILY