John L. McCoy

May 12, 1932September 25, 2018

John Lewis McCoy, 86, passed away peacefully in Hearthstone Health Campus in Bloomington, IN on September 25, 2018 with his family by his side. John was born and raised in Brown County, living there until he moved to Kentucky in 1978 then moving to Florida in the early 1980’s. He was born on May 12, 1932, the son of Lewis and Millie (Collins) McCoy.

When John finished high school he was drafted in the U. S. Army, serving in the Korean War. His experience with the tanks in the Army led to his career in construction and heavy equipment.

John was the owner of McCoy Construction. He loved working with heavy equipment, helping build lakes and ponds in Brown County, plowing out snowy driveways for friends and family and of course, working many construction jobs in the state of Indiana. John also enjoyed gardening, reading and his favorite hobby was picking on people to make them smile.

John is survived by his loving wife of 29 years Doris (Ankrum) McCoy, two sons; Rick McCoy and Randy McCoy, his daughter; Lorinda (Yvonne) Dudzik, his sister; Olive Harden, and three step-children; Danny Williams, Penny Karns and Sheryl Stiddon. He was preceded in death by his sister Mary Young and brother Floyd McCoy.

Visitation for John will be held on Monday, October 1, 2018 from 11:00 a.m. until time of Service at 1:00 p.m. in Bond-Mitchell Funeral Home, 1682 State Rd. 135 North, Nashville, Indiana 47448. Burial will be in Bear Creek Cemetery with the Brown County Honor Guard and the U.S. Army performing military rights.

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  • Visitation Monday, October 1, 2018
  • Funeral Service Monday, October 1, 2018

John L. McCoy

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Terry Hodge

September 29, 2018

The first time I met John he had a truck for sale and I stopped to see what he wanted for it, well that turned into a 2 hour conversation and we became fast friends, with long conversations over the years I came to both know John and love him, he was a good man, the kind of man you dont find much these days, I will miss him terribly, think of him often, and never forget him.

Terry Hodge

Chris Karns

September 27, 2018

I immediately remember his kidding around, the “stuff he was fixin” in the garage, his stories about building roads and lakes and him letting me drive his dozer. The best memory is when he accepted Jesus Christ as his saviour, inspired to know we will see him again someday as he is in a better place. Grandpa John, thanks for taking good care of my grandma.

Bonnie Banks

September 27, 2018

As a child coming to Brown County to visit I always remember Uncle John wearing work clothes. And he always had the smell of oil and diesel fuel about him. He smelled like what he loved and that was his heavy machinery. I can also remember when he worked so hard building the lake at the old family homestead on Bear Creek....and making that lake interesting with an island in the middle. I was so amazed at his work and his love for the kids. He was playful with us but mostly he'd be shy and leave the crowded family functions for the barn. Was so happy to see him a few years back at another funeral. He even remembered me! Got to hug him and let him know he was always my uncle and I loved him. Hugs to all the family in this time of mourning. ~ Bonnie (Hornback) Banks