Kenneth Rickey McCoy Sr.

May 15, 1956August 28, 2014
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Kenneth “Rickey” McCoy Sr., 58, passed away on Thursday, August 28, 2014 at his home surrounded by his loving family.

Rickey was born in Guilford County on May 15, 1956, the youngest son of Odell and Laura Chatham McCoy, who preceded him in death along with his oldest brother, Odell “Pete” McCoy Jr. He graduated from Northwest High School in 1975. Rickey was a volunteer with the Colfax Fire Department until 1983 and had an admiration for all firefighters, especially Colfax and Greensboro.

Rickey spent his life working in the metal fabrication business. He worked for over 17 years with A-B Fab and then started his own company after A-B Fab closed. He stayed involved with the company until his death and the company now is truly a family business, McCoy Fab Inc. and being run by his son, Rickey Jr. Rickey also enjoyed scuba diving and was a part of getting the County Rescue Dive Team started. (GASP)

Rickey is survived by his wife of 31 years, Elizabeth Harris McCoy and thier only child, Kenneth Rickey McCoy Jr., both of Greensboro, NC; brother, Jerry McCoy and wife Emma of High Point, NC; niece, Kimberly McCoy and her son, Trey of Greensboro and nephew Dean McCoy and his family of Texas and Oklahoma. He is also survived by many special cousins and often reminisced about special times spent with them.

A Celebration of Rickey’s life will be held on Tuesday, 11:00 a.m. at Hanes Lineberry Sedgefield Chapel with Rev. Mike Owen officiating. Burial will follow at Guilford Memorial Park. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service on Tuesday at the Hanes Lineberry Sedgefield Chapel. A special thank you to all the staff of Hospice of the Piedmont and also to Melissa Hatchel who served as a caregiver to Ricky.

Flowers are appreciated or memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of the Piedmont, 1801 Westchester Drive, High Point, NC 27262 or the Colfax Fire Department, PO Box 4320, Colfax, NC 27235 or the Greensboro Fire Department, 3512 N. Church Street, Greensboro, NC 27405


  • Visitation Tuesday, September 2, 2014
  • Memorial Service Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Kenneth Rickey McCoy Sr.

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Lisa Martin

September 2, 2014

Elizabeth, you & your son are in my thoughts & prayers. I was saddened to hear of Rickey's passing. It was my pleasure to get to know both of you. May God bless you with His peace.

Sharon Grubb-Benson

September 2, 2014

Elizabeth & Rickey, Jr.: It is with a saddened heart I learn of Rickey's passing. So many thoughts and memories..... It's hard to understand having to say good-bye to Rickey just one year after the family losing Odell. My prayer is for God to comfort you and give you peace.

Patricia Triplett

September 1, 2014

Rickey was a sweet,funny man. He always had a positive attitude. I will miss his humor and joking.
My thoughts and prayers are with you both, Elizabeth and Rickey Jr. May you find comfort in the days to come from your fond memories of Rickey.

Wes Blackard

September 1, 2014

Recently our Adult 5 Sunday School Class met at the Picnic Shelter for a cookout.
The sturdy built picnic tables brought back memories to several years ago, when Jerry, and I, and a couple other fellows met to build those tables, using powder coated steel fabricated frames provided by Rickey, stainless steel bolts, washers, and nuts for strong rust free tables. I thank God for this memory of Rickey McCoy and His Contribution and help to us that day.

Richard Kuehn

September 1, 2014

My prayers are with you and your family at this time. May God bless and comfort you.

Jimmy Hall

August 31, 2014

So sorry to hear of Rickey's passing . He was a good man and obviously a great husband and father . My thoughts are with both Elizabeth and Rickey , Jr .

Sandra Thomspon

August 31, 2014

Rickey will be dearly missed by all. He was a true friend till the end. My thoughts and prayers are with Elizabeth and Rickey, Jr.