OBIT - MCCOY Arthur Jr

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OBIT - MCCOY Arthur Jr


McCOY

Arthur Jr.

On Sunday afternoon, June 22, 2014, at 12:30 p.m. the Angels came to Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital, Room 872 and whispered "Peace Be Still" to our father Arthur (Butch) McCoy Jr., not one to complain he closed his eyes and went.

He was born July 23, 1929, to the late Arthur McCoy and Marie Wade in Vinton, Va. Butch was preceded in death by his wife, Alberta Miller McCoy and daughter, Ursula Via.

Butch was a member of High Street Baptist Church and the Coast Guard Auxiliary. He received his education at Virginia Western Community College with an Associate Degree in Broadcasting. As a retiree he continued to work various employment including his second family Gentry Locke Rakes & Moore, LLP.

He was known as the "Candy Man" to those he met at various places but to his children we called him (Diddy). He was a loving, kind and caring person who met no strangers. He was always ready to help anyone he could.

Those left to cherish his memories are his daughters, Valarie Preston (Joseph), DonAmia McCoy, both of Roanoke, Lynette McCoy- Woolfolk, of California, Athena McCoy, of Maryland and Suzzette McCoy; his son, Arthur McCoy III (Susie); a stepson, Alvin (Wayne) Miller, all of Roanoke; grandchildren, Russell Henderson Jr. …

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