Gerald Franklin McCoy, Sr. of Columbus, Ohio unexpectantly passed away July 4th, 2021, after a short illness. He was born March 13, 1948 at home in Lynn, West Virginia to Oriville H. and JoElla (Thompson) McCoy. He Graduated from Matewan High School in 1966. Immediately after graduating high school he proudly served in the Army and was stationed in Germany.
Gerald was preceded in death by his parents Jo Ella Thompson and Orville L. McCoy; his infant son Scottie McCoy; one sister Charlene Zimmerman, brothers Roger McCoy; Herbert McCoy; Glen McCoy; Oriville (Dickie) McCoy.
Gerald is survived by his son Gerald F. McCoy Jr., and daughter Janie L. McCoy. He also is survived by his grandchildren Alyssa Jo Dean, Tyee Hunner Smith, and Jaylen McCoy. He is also survived by brothers James McCoy and Charles McCoy; sisters Marie Richardson, Peggy Griffy, Sally Edge, and Nancy Francis; and many dearly loved nieces, nephews and cousins.
Anyone who knew Gerald understood that his children and grandchildren meant everything to him. His grandchildren remember fondly going on road trips to TN, KY, and WV with their beloved Poppaw.
One of his favorite movies to watch with them was Ice Age. Christmas was his favorite holiday. His favorite Christmas movie was Mr. Magoo's Christmas Carol.
Gerald was a devout Christian and gave back to the community. He dedicated his life to spreading the gospel throughout Ohio, Kentucky and WV. He volunteered for many years at a nursing home in Columbus, Ohio.