Roy "Sonny" Fredrick COCO

July 31, 1943March 16, 2021

Roy Fredrick Coco was born on Jul 31, 1943, in St. Louis, MO on The Hill, the second of seven children. After joining the Army at age 17, Roy returned home to operate numerous businesses and do forestry work for the City of St. Louis, which led him to meet his wife, Sherri, who he married in 1979. Roy was a man of many skills. He was a taekwondo blackbelt, a hunter and fisherman, a highly capable auto mechanic, a restaurant-quality chef, owner of Coco’s Market on Chippewa and Rosario’s on The Hill, an avid fan of football and baseball, a handball enthusiast, a rock & roll drummer, a weightlifter, an excellent salesman, a proud Sicilian, a lover of all things Harley-Davidson, and an expert at the perfectly timed joke. His favorite thing was to make everyone laugh, but his passion was his family. He was a loyal husband for forty-two years and was a part of his children’s daily lives. A highly involved and protective father, he never missed one of his kids’ major events, and was the loudest voice from the stands during their sports games.

Roy passed peacefully on March 16, 2021. Roy is survived by his wife, Sherri, his three (3) children and their spouses, Nicholas and Virginia Coco, Nina and Joshua Greenwood, and Linda Marr and Joseph Coy, as well as his two (2) grandchildren, Esme Greenwood and Harrison Greenwood, his siblings Martha, Carol, Fred, Marie, and numerous nieces and nephews. Roy was also a beloved brother-in-law and a friend to many. A celebration of Roy’s life will be held on Monday, March 22, 2021 from 4pm – 8pm at Calcaterra Funeral Home at 5140 Daggett Ave in St. Louis, MO. In lieu of flowers, charitable donations on his behalf may be made by visiting


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Lisa Wilson

March 20, 2021

To the family of Nina Coco Greenwood,
I am so very sorry for your loss and hope that you find peace and comfort in the fond memories of your father, Nina, and for your mother and all of your family and friends who loved him.

Hugs and more hugs, Lisa Wilson