Joseph "Joe" Edwin McCoy

February 16, 1948February 16, 2021
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Joseph Edwin McCoy of Basehor, KS passed away peacefully at Providence Medical Center on Tuesday, February 16, 2021. Joe was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, entrepreneur, business owner, philanthropist, horseman and friend. His constant positivity and generosity had a profound effect on everyone he met. He will surely be missed by his family and friends.

Joe spent his entire life in the Kansas City Metro area, and loved his home town. He was born on February 16, 1948 in Kansas City, KS to his parents Rolla “Barney” and Dorothy (Thomas) McCoy, and grew up in Kansas City, KS with his 5 brothers James, John, Robert, Richard and Patrick. He graduated from Wyandotte High School in 1966, and attended Kansas City KS Community College. In 1970 he went to work with his brother John as a partner at McCoy Sales Company a manufacturer representative in the plumbing industry. In 1976 Joe and John enlisted the help of their brothers to purchase Orion Fittings a plastic pipe and fittings manufacturing and sales operation which they ran together until selling the company in 2004. In 2008 Joe recruited his son Jeff to take the reins at McCoy Sales Company as he transitioned to semi-retirement. Joe was a giant in the plumbing industry both locally through his work at McCoy Sales Company, and nationally through his work at Orion Fittings.

Joe approached life with gusto and always had a smile on his face. He had a contagious laugh that would fill a room. Throughout his life family always came first, and he had a selfless nature that always put others ahead of his needs or wants. You could always depend on Joe to be there with advice, support or help no matter the situation. Joe had a lasting effect on everyone he came in contact with, and he left this world a better place than he found it. As he moved into his retirement years his greatest pride was his four grandchildren. He loved going to their school events, games and enjoyed fishing with them at his house. They loved their grandpa too, and they will miss him dearly.

Joe was preceded in death by his father and mother, and his siblings James McCoy, Robert McCoy and Patrick McCoy. He leaves behind to cherish his memory his wife of 16 years Linda McCoy; brothers, John (Claudette) McCoy and Richard (Amanda) McCoy; son, Jeff (Sarah) McCoy; step son, John Forbes; and grandchildren, Charlie, Mimi, and Ruby Jean McCoy and Logan Forbes.

A private ceremony will be held Tuesday, February 25th at Chapel Hill-Butler Funeral home in Kansas City, KS with a visitation at 12:30 followed by a service at 1:30PM. The service will be live streamed at Shortly before the appointed time, the livestream will begin. If you do not see the livestream on your screen, please refresh your page. You may need to scroll down to see the livestream. Interment will be immediately following in Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorial contributions be made to Jeff McCoy in order to set up an education fund for Logan Forbes. Please send contributions to: Jeff McCoy, c/o Chapel Hill-Butler Funeral Home, 701 N. 94th St., Kansas City, Kansas 66112.


  • Johnny Forbes
  • Eric Hendricks
  • Ryan Hendricks
  • Travis Moats
  • Matt Robb
  • Brett Bartley
  • John McCoy, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Richard McCoy, Honorary Pallbearer


  • Virtual Funeral Service

    Thursday, February 25, 2021



Joseph "Joe" Edwin McCoy

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Warren Rosenbrook

February 25, 2021

Our Engineering community has lost a giant of a man. He was a leader, businessman, mentor and teacher. I learned so much from him over the years specifying the product McCoy Sales represented. He was also a Charter member of the Kansas City Chapter of the American Society of Plumbing Engineers and was part of the formation of the Chapter. He assisted me as Chapter President under two separate terms. I really appreciate the advice he gave me on several occasions. His problem solving skills, knowledge and leadership skills are going to be missed.

Rest in peace Joe! I will never forget you.

Daniel Smith

February 25, 2021

So sad to hear of Joe's passing. A nice genuine man for whom I
did work for over 30 years. My kind regards and sincere condolences for his family.
Dan Smith
Lenexa, KS

Pat Hixson

February 24, 2021

I'm sorry to hear about Joe. He was a good guy and I know his family will miss him. We used to play basketball, do a little beer drinking and cards and laugh a bunch. He was a pleasant
man to be around and I know you'll all miss him.

Kevin lutz

February 24, 2021

Sad to read of Joes passing. Truly a Giant in the Plumbing industry,

From my early days at Reeves Wiedeman , to Lutz Plumbing and as a fellow Rep. Joe was always happy to help. Cheers to a Life well Lived.

derek riggs

February 23, 2021

I will always remember Joe as being a very helpful and kind person. He was a leader in our industry and the ASPE golf tournament just won't be the same without him. He will be missed greatly.

michael dennehy

February 21, 2021

So sad to hear of joe's passing. he was a true friend and a real leader. he helped me in so many ways during the time i spent with him both in business situations and fun times...I never heard anyone say a negative thing about Joe. When he came into a room shortly he would have everyone smiling and laughing. I know how much Jeff will miss him as well as his brother John...So many fond memories....Mike Dennehy

Ronald Hopper

February 21, 2021

What can we say when friends pass and it is so shocking to hear.
We wish we had the right words to say to Joe's family that would help to comfort them. But, we can't seem to find those words.
Joe will certainly be missed by so many.
Our sincere sympathy to Joe's family at this difficult time.

Ron & Joyce (Scott) Hopper

Kenny Moody

February 20, 2021

There is little doubt god made the mold for the most caring, genuine human on February 16, 1948. He is at the top of the list on case studies for positive human a long shot (pardon me Joe, but I had to mention long shot from our day at the Breeder's Cup at Santa Anita). Until we meet again, RIP Joe McCoy.

Linda Dodd

February 20, 2021

Joe was the president of our HOA. He worked tirelessly to make sure that everything was done right and that our neighborhood was in tip-top shape. I so enjoyed our time visiting back and forth concerning HOA things, and about life in general. He never met a stranger, and made it a point to visit our new residents and welcome them to our neighborhood. We were so fortunate to call him our leader and more importantly - our friend. Condolences to his wife Linda, his family, and his friends. Joe, you will be missed!

Jolene Harris

February 20, 2021

I had the pleasure of working wit Joe at Orion for may years. I can say that he inspired me to work harder and better. Because of him I went back to college and got my degree. He was the best person to talk to when you had a problem you needed help with. Never judgmental but always honest in his advice. He was the kindest person in the world as he would give you the shirt off his back and not gave a second thought about it!!
You were and will always be my favorite boss and one or my treasured friends!!