Garrett David McCoy

September 3, 1992May 2, 2014
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MCCOY- Garrett David McCoy, 21, of Jacksonville, FL, passed away Friday, May 2, 2014. Garrett was born on September 3, 1992 at Memorial Hospital in Jacksonville, FL to loving mother Maria T. Glover and father Michael David McCoy.

He attended Orange Park High School and was a lifeguard at Oak Leaf before becoming a waterproofing specialist. But these things did not define Garrett. He is known for his spirit, his passion, his vivaciousness and his extremely generous heart.

From the day he was born, Garrett was a lover and protector. He was extremely close to his family and was truly a “mama’s (and grandmama’s!) boy”. He and his mother had the most special, close relationship with an unbreakable bond and he always had his brother Travis’s back. He had the most generous heart and in fact, he would give someone his last dollar or the shirt off his back if he could. He would stop at nothing to make sure his family was ok. He loved his entire family more than anything, and when his daughter Isabella Ann was born, he knew instantly the meaning of unconditional love. He loved being a father and loved Bella more than life itself.

Garrett was so passionate about the things he loved. Everything from sports, Florida State, rap music, writing lyrics, his shoes, Chevrolets, the beach, fishing, doodling for his mom, his family and daughter, Garrett made sure he surrounded himself with all that he enjoyed and loved everyday. He lived each day to the fullest. He was spontaneous and did and said everything with conviction. He enjoyed living in the moment, being the life of the party, and being the center of attention.

Garrett was also a true friend with a heart of gold. He was an amazing listener and one you could always turn to in a time of need. He would always have an infectious smile on his face and would do anything possible to make others smile. He just wanted everyone to have a good time and be happy. He had an everlasting effect on everyone he met and was an incredible force in this life.

Even though Garrett’s time here was too short and ended too soon, he accomplished the greatest thing in life… and that is simply, LOVE. He loved others and he was truly loved in return. Garrett wrote this just before he left this earth…

“If reached your dreams and die, then you lived. But if you go without a dream then your just dead - Leave your legend behind to pave onward – if I go today I saw my dreams come true, which is you BELLA ANN.” ~Garrett McCoy

He is survived by mother Maria Glover; brother Travis McCoy; sister Sara McCoy; daughter Isabella Ann McCoy; paternal grandmother Roseanne McCoy; maternal grandmother Florita Williamson; aunts: Lisa Paprukilo (cousins Nigel, Mansell, Ivan), Irene Genetiano (cousins Michael (Margaux) Hill, Christopher Hill, Ticia Marie Hill, Ryan Andrew, Renei Andrew), Rita-Maureen Snyder (husband Bill, cousins Sammi, Trent, Jessi); Javonna Peng (cousins Jasmine Williamson, Austin Williamson, Jaiden Williamson); other cousins: Christopher, Aiden, Jessi-Lyn Hill, Diana Hill, Oliver Hill, Paul, Rene, Jonathan, Austin, Bret, Sophie; uncle Donald McCoy; Brian Glover; girlfriend Jessica Mystkowski; and countless friends.

A viewing will be held on Friday, May 9, 2014 at 6:00-8:00pm and a celebration of his life will be on Saturday, May 10, 2014 at 3:00pm, both at Hardage-Giddens Funeral Home, 5753 Blanding Blvd. Jacksonville FL 32244. (904) 777-5727


  • Visitation Friday, May 9, 2014
  • Funeral Service Saturday, May 10, 2014

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Katrina Boilard

August 24, 2014

Sending thoughts and prayers to the friends and family of Garrett.

I remember growing up on Andes drive - running around the neighborhood with Travis and Garrett when we were all in elementary school.

I'm in disbelief that his life could be taken so suddenly ..

My deepest condolences to his family, friends and everyone else Garrett's life has touched.

June 4, 2014

Garrett ill never forget you and all the memories we had together. You amazed me from the first time we met and always made me smile. You were an amazing friend and ill never ever forget you. I miss how you would turn everything into lyrics you loved writing. you will forever be in my heart and may you watch over us all in peace. I love you Garrett! always <3

Kiana Mincey

May 23, 2014

Hey Garrett even know i wasn't your real sister. I Still Love You and I Miss You already. I'm Going To Miss me and you playing Xbox Together With Trace an you kicking my butt at it. I'm going to miss you taking me and Sara to school. We Love You,
Kiana, Sara, Trace, Kimli

Janice Brooks

May 10, 2014

You had such a BIG heart!! I'm going to miss our late night talks Garrett!! I will never forget the summer of 2013!! We went hard all summer and I'm truly going to miss you my friend!!

Lindsay Libhart

May 10, 2014

Maria, Travis, Mikey and Family. We send our deepest sympathies to all of you during this tragedy. We love you, Dave and Lindsay Libhart

Donnie and LuAnn McKernan

May 10, 2014

Our deepest sympathies to Maria, Travis and all who have lost their loved one...such a tragedy....we are praying for you all...
Until we meet again, Garrett, and keep watch over her grow strong in lieu of her loss!!

May 10, 2014

Forever in my Heart, I Love you Garrett<3

May 10, 2014

Maria I am thinking about you every day I cannot imagine what you you are feeling now I am so sorry about your son I only have one son and if something happened to him I would loose you are doing we'll let I sed if you need for something just let me know deborah

Sean Archibeque

May 9, 2014

We will miss you bru you will never be forgotten always known as a go getter and a great father and friend. Love you brother

May 8, 2014

So sorry for your loss. I did not know Garrett but I saw this information on my friend's FB page. My thoughts go to your family. Please visit for support. This blog is written by one of my best friends who lost her son 7 years ago.