John Randall McCoy Jr.

November 6, 1968August 4, 2018

To our loving son, brother, uncle and amazing friend. Your light has gone out here on earth, but will live on in Heaven. You have made a lasting impression on all of us and will remain in our hearts forever. Now go fishing in Heaven where the sun is always shining and the fish are always biting. Watch over us when you can. Your loving family. "VERITAS"


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John McCoy

August 18, 2018

I thank God for letting me be your father. You were a shinning light in my life, not dimmed by passing, for I know you are where your light will shine even greater. Thank you Son for loving me as I love you. Grandparents are not with us but it should be said they loved you with all of their hearts. You were their first grandchild of many to follow. John my heart would simply swell when you were around me. So much joy and fun times we had together doing father son stuff. Fishing, hunting, watching Braves baseball. Getting to coach you in sports was the best time ever. Such good athlete you were. All of these memories and so many others will sustain me till my time comes. To simply say I love you Son seems to not be enough to express what is in my heart. Sometime in our Lord's good time I will be seeing you again.

Jon Friesen

August 17, 2018


We talked for so long about getting together since it had been such a great amount of time since we have been in the same room. I’m going to miss you. Your enthusiasm for life and adventure was amazing. I wish you could’ve met my sons because I know you would have loved them and laughed with me about the things they do and say, quite honestly because they do things that you and I would’ve done. You are (not were-because you will always be) a great friend and brother. Thank you for the times and memories we shared. I only wish there could’ve been more.

Chris Cunningham

August 16, 2018

John Randall

What can I say about you to sum up how I see and feel about you?
To start off with I can say that I have a lot of cousins in and from Oklahoma and that you have always, always been my favorite! I remember driving to Ohio when I was very small and meeting you and Steph and Apey for what I believe was the 1st time with my mom, dad and brothers. I remember learning how to play wall ball from you and how you were this big, larger-than-life persona even then and it never changed!

You, aunt Evelyn, uncle John and your sisters came to Mattoon not long after and we had a great time making haunted houses out of the basement and going to the movies and then every summer I was blessed to be able to come and visit Oklahoma and would spread my time there amongst different family members and I always loved my time with you, your mom and sisters! You scared me to death when you would have me wearing a catchers mitt so you could practice your pitching LOL your throwing arm was unreal! I remember driving around in your many different cars and your father's suburban as I would help you with a paper route and one day I will get even with you for shaving a patch out of my long hair while I was sleeping at your moms house! ;-)

You were an entrepreneur with a thousand ideas on how to make money and no one could resist your charm and million-dollar smile!

The last time we spoke it was about trying to get the family together somewhere between Oklahoma and Illinois so that I would be able to attend and even though it's been close to 15 years since I've seen you (when grandpa Cunningham passed) I have not been able to stop thinking of you since I received the news. I see your face when I close my eyes. Your bright smile that always reached your eyes. I hear your voice and can feel your laughter in my heart.

I miss you, I love you and I will see you again!


August 16, 2018

I was generally considered his Boat Captain, especially by John, however, we spent very little riding on our boats, and considerable time fixing them. When he sold his present boat, I think he was more attached to it than he let on. I think, however, he enjoyed my company to just ride around in his car and look for a place for lunch and pick up parts for the boat. He had a lot of business ideas running around in his head, and he made a point of asking me what I thought of them, perhaps because my background was so different from his. OR LONGER. He referred to me as his "buddy". I would wish him back tomorrow because we truly were "Buddies".

James Adams

August 14, 2018

My Uncle John,
He loved us with all his heart. I believe when the time comes I will see him again in paradise. I mourn his loss, but I will remember his wise words, and I will remember the fun we had, but most of all, I will remember him for the loving Uncle he was. I will continue on with a piece of him in my heart. God bless this man, he will be missed.
RIP: John Randall McCoy

Dana Amarisa

August 11, 2018

My heart goes out to mom and sisters and the whole family. Delia has been talking about you to me for years, how loving, kind and accepting you have been and are, in between her ongoing accolades of loving , happy John and her big hearted life with him. I am just so sorry for the absence of his smiling heart from all your daily lives. Blessings and much healing to you all. ❤️

Evelyn Cunningham-McGee

August 8, 2018

John, I am so grateful God sent you to me, and that i was able to be your Mother.
You were a joy to my life from the day you were born.
I will miss you, my precious son. I will see you again in Heaven.

Your Loving Mother

Dana Amarisa

August 7, 2018

My dearest amiga Delia, I cant think of a single word of Spanish I’m so upset just hearing this heartbreaking news. I don’t even know how to comfort you. I just love you so big enormous huge and strong 💪 and I so wish I could be with you to hug you and cry with you. You are my dearest oldest friend my first Mazatlan friend and even though we don’t see much of each other lately I feel a deep and abiding heart connection with you. I love you and your big tenacious heart ❤️ and I’m so very very very sorry you’ve lost your love your fiancé your friend and along with him your hopes and plans for a future together. Te quiero muchísima amiga. Dana

Eloisa, Delia, Thelma and Maria Gaxiola

August 7, 2018

We were honored to have to know you, you made our Mother very happy and for that we will forever be grateful.

Our hearts, thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. May your beautiful soul rest in eternal peace, we know you are in a better place.

With love,
Eloísa, Delia, Thelma and Maria Gaxiola

Cynthia Holloway

August 7, 2018

My condolences to the family. I am so sorry for your loss, but I am so thankful that John found Jesus and he is in the presence of the Father now. May God comfort you all in this time of deep sorrow. Joy will eventually come, but it will take time. Love each other. That is what is most important right now. May the peace of God cover you and give you strength to face the days ahead. And April, I love you.