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Rockco Funeral Home (Montevallo)

3715 Highway 25, Montevallo, AL

OBITUARY

Keith Aaron McCoy

December 28, 1963July 24, 2020

Celebrating the Life of Keith Aaron McCoy - Saturday, August 1, 2020

Keith Aaron “Cowboy” McCoy, age 56, died on July 24, 2020. He was born in Kalamazoo, Michigan in 1963, but grew up in the South having lived in Virginia, North Carolina, and Alabama – and graduating from Montevallo High School in 1983.

He was known for his loving, compassionate heart and amazing commitment as a volunteer firefighter and EMT in the community. He was a life-long member of the Montevallo Fire Department having started with the first Secondary program at age 14. His professional calling of service included a long career as an Emergency Medical Technician with Hank’s Ambulance, Regional Paramedical Services (RPS), and Southeast Shelby Rescue as well as an officer with the Montevallo Police Department.

He was recognized by his community and peers often over the years including 1981 Outstanding Secondary Fireman Award, 1995 Bill Pendleton Fireman of the Year Award, 2001 S.M. Mahan, Jr. Award and his 35 Year Service award with Montevallo Fire & Rescue in 2019.

He is preceded in death by his father Frank McCoy. Beloved by his family, he is survived by his mother, Lucille, brothers Kevin and Brent; daughters Brittney (Frankie) Fowler and Courtney (Daniel) Goodwin; grandsons Jakob & Mason Fowler and a host of family and friends.

A memorial service is scheduled for the family at 1:00 PM on Saturday, August 1st at Rocko Funeral Home in Montevallo, AL. The Rev. Eric Murray of Shades Valley Lutheran Church will officiate.

A Fireman’s Procession and Graveside Service is scheduled for 2:00 PM. The procession will start at the Montevallo Fire Department and continue through town to Montevallo Cemetery. Members of the community and friends are welcome to join the graveside service. Please remember to social distance as much as possible and wear a mask.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Montevallo Fire Department Explorers Program. Please make checks payable to “Montevallo Explorers”. (4560 Highway 119, Montevallo, AL 35115)

Services

  • Fireman’s Procession and Graveside Service

    Saturday, August 1, 2020

Memories

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Jessica Bradley

July 30, 2020

I remember that Keith had a locker right next to mine at the fire department. If I was coming from school or an event and had a skirt or dress on I would make him turn away as that skirt went up and those bunker pants went on. We always had a little laugh about that but I loved spending every moment with him. If it was MFD or RPS he always had my back and vice verse. He was a great teacher, leader, and gentleman. He’s in a special place right now. No pain, with his dad, and all those MFD members who proceeded him. His smile was infectious. I will miss him dearly even though it’s been a few years and a lot of gossip. I love you girls and have enjoyed watching you grow up through Facebook. My heart and prayers are with you girls and your families.

Tim Ray

July 30, 2020

A great community member. He will be missed.

John Miller

July 30, 2020

I never heard Keith say a mean word about anyone. His EMT services benefited my family many times. When he arrived he was 100% business.
He ranks high with his number of volunteer hours to the Montevallo community. I never thought of Keith as one looking for the spotlight. Just a person who loved his community and the people he was fortunate to serve.
My sincere and deepest sympathy to his family. Another good one gone too soon.
John Miller

Danny & Becky Gothard

July 29, 2020

Keith was such a wonderful man, he was so caring and always a lot of fun! He and Danny spent many years working together and volunteering at Montevallo. He has been a great friend to both of us through the years and we were sad to hear of his passing. You are all in our prayers!

Dave Corn

July 29, 2020

Keith and I worked together at Hanks Ambulance for several years. He was a great guy and will be sorely missed. He fought the good fight and was a good friend. Goodbye my friend. I hope to see you soon!

Jonisha Sumerlin

July 29, 2020

When we were kids, all problems had ended with a single word from Keith McCoy. A smile from him was sunshine, his scowl a bolt of thunder. He was smart, funny, generous, and honorable without fail.
It is not flesh and blood but his heart which made me a daughter to him.
I will definitely be praying for the family and loved ones, He will truly be missed.

Wendy Carlson

July 29, 2020

Cowboy was one in 1 million he had a huge heart there’s too many memories to put on paper my prayers are with his family and loved ones.

sid mcgaughy

July 27, 2020

keith and i were on the first junior firefighters at montevallohe has been a good friend over the years,i will miss him sid m

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY

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