OBITUARY

Gene H. McCoy

August 20, 1935July 4, 2021

Gene H. McCoy, 85, lifelong resident of Decatur County and a descendent of pioneer families, passed away on July 4, 2021. He was born on August 20, 1935, in Greensburg, the son of Eugene Meek and Lillian Hamilton McCoy. Gene was a 1953 graduate of Greensburg High School and attended Hanover College. On August 6, 1961, he married Linda L. Swift at the Kingston Presbyterian Church. For 30 years, Gene operated the family farm known as TERRA-VISTA-MANOR, located just south of Kingston. He produced registered and commercial hogs, selling in Indiana, Ohio, and Kentucky, and exported to Taiwan. In addition to hogs, Gene also produced and marketed beef cattle, and sheep. Gene, along with his family, showed hogs in local, state, and national livestock competitions. He was a member of several local, state, and national livestock organizations. After retiring from farming in 1986, Gene and Linda moved from the farm into town. He worked as an advertising representative for WTRE Radio Station. He was a member of the First Baptist Church, Gideons International and was a Charter member of the Decatur County Gideons and the Decatur County Historical Society. Gene was a member of Right to Life and the Power of the Past. Gene was a former Sunday school teacher, youth worker, lay speaker, church officer, and served on evangelical committees. He served on the State Cabinet of Gideons International for four years as well as local Gideon offices, American Red Cross, American Heart Association, American Cancer Society, Bread of Life and Kiwanis.

Survivors include: Daughters-Julia McCoy (Paul M.) Ewer of Noblesville and Jill McCoy of Indianapolis; Brother in Law- Larry L. (Pam) Swift of Nashville, TN; Nieces- Gretchen (Rich) Kalonick of Nashville, TN and Rebecca Swift of Brentwood, TN; Great Niece- Polly M. Kalonick and Great Nephew Pete Kalonick both of Nashville, TN. He was preceded in death by his Parents, Wife- Linda L. McCoy and infant twin brothers.

A visitation for family and friends will be held on Friday, July 9, 2021 from 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm at the First Baptist Church, 209 W. Washington Street, Greensburg, Indiana. Funeral services will be Saturday, July 10, 2021 at 10:00 am, friends may visit an hour prior, with Pastor Cliff Bunch officiating. Burial will follow at South Park Cemetery. Memorial contributions can be made to the Gideon Living Memorial Bible Plan or the Donor’s favorite charity. Online condolences can be made to the family at www.gilliland-howe.com

  • FAMILY

  • Eugene Meek McCoy, Father (deceased)
  • Lillian Hamilton McCoy, Mother (deceased)
  • Linda L. (Swift) McCoy, Wife (deceased)
  • Julia McCoy (Paul M.) Ewer, Daughter
  • Jill McCoy, Daughter
  • Larry L. (Pam) Swift, Brother-in-law
  • Gretchen (Rich) Kalonick, Niece
  • Rebecca Swift, Niece
  • Polly M. Kalonick, Great Niece
  • Pete Kalonick, Great Nephew
  • Infant Twin Brothers, Brothers (deceased)
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Jim Shafer
  • Bill Cobler
  • Darrell Poling
  • Larry Robbins
  • Bruce Banister
  • Carl Jackson

Services

  • Visitation

    Friday, July 9, 2021

  • Visitation

    Saturday, July 10, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Saturday, July 10, 2021

  • Burial

    Saturday, July 10, 2021

Memories

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Jason Young

July 12, 2021

I go way back with Gene when I was knee to a grass hopper. Gene and his wife Linda were dear friends to my grandparents Curt and Ida Combs and friends with the other Combs family at the old Free Methodist church. To me we were all family in the little church I grew up in. I would run into Gene in town from time to time catching up on life. I will miss Gene's voice on WTRE radio for years growing up at home listening to the radio early mornings during the snowy days to find out if school got canceled or not I would hear Gene's voice for advertisement on the radio. Such a good Christian man he will be missed. I know where he's at and he's living up in Heaven.

Marvin Hinkle

July 10, 2021

A kind gentleman,sorry for your loss.

Larry and Pamela Abel

July 10, 2021

Julia, Jill and all of Gene's loved ones, we are so very sorry for your loss. We have known Gene for many years through the First Baptist Church, Power of the Past, Gideons, WTRE, community committees, etc. Through many conversations on numerous topics, we not only learned a great deal, but also discovered that both Gene and Linda were good and godly individuals who we were blessed to call friends. We send our love and pray you will receive God's strength and peace.

Debbie and Larry Thomas

July 8, 2021

I'm so sorry for your loss! Gene and your mom were both amazing Godly people. They were always so kind and greeted everyone the same. They were very proud of you girls and shared that often. Praying for God to give you peace and comfort. God bless you and keep you.

Debbie Taylor

July 6, 2021

I knew Gene from church. He truly was a man of God. I will miss his stories about him and my Dad with their school bus days! R.I.P Gene!🙏❤

Dianna Jacobs

July 6, 2021

I am so sorry. I was thinking of him and how I would probably run into him at Power of the Past this year. He was a wonderful guy.

Edward Dwenger

July 6, 2021

What a wonderful man. Was so very lucky to work with him at WTRE.

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