He was born August 24,1942 in Kiahsville, WV the son of the late Pansy Lee (Counts) McCoy and Ira McCoy. Jimmie graduated from Wayne High School and earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology from Marshall University. He married Barbara (Adkins) McCoy and they had two children, Theresa Denee’ and Michael Heath. He and his daughter were baptized into Christ together at Crossroads community Church in Lebanon, TN. He was the most precious Daddy a child could ever be blessed with and he felt being a loving devoted Father was his greatest accomplishment.
His early career began as a teacher in a one room school house leading to a salesman for Pioneer Life Insurance where he won many awards. He also used his talents as a contractor designing and decorating many unique and beautiful homes. He was a Certified Financial Planner where he and his business partner, Paul Corley, owned and operated their business Financial Services Center for 38 years under Royal Alliance in Louisville, KY. He was also one of the youngest men to ever be declared an honorary 32nd Degree Scottish Rite Freemason.
He was a devout Christian who was constantly reading, studying and teaching the Bible. He had a passion for writing poetry and his greatest, “LOVE” being one that never ended, as love never does! He loved helping people and encouraging them to be the best they could be in life. He was the most incredible giver of advice leaving you with peace and perspective only he could give. He was the greatest storyteller with an astute sense of humor loving to play a good joke. His soul was strong, kind, humble, respectful, compassionate and extremely loving filled with integrity and class. He was extremely intelligent, goal-oriented, hard working and driven with purpose of unconditional love for his family, which was everything he lived for in this life!
He was preceded in death by his two brothers Jack McCoy and Ronnie McCoy, two sisters Jewell (Boffo) McCoy and JoAnn (McCoy) Spence. Sister-in-law’s, Sis (Boffo) McCoy, Joyce (Adkins) Ramey-Mathis and Pam Adkins; two nieces Rosanna (McCoy) Mazieka and JoAnna “Jodee” McCoy; nephew Gary McCoy; former Father-in-law, Pete Adkins; Ines and Floyd Adkins.
He is survived by his loving former wife and best friend, Barbara McCoy, daughter Theresa Denee’ McCoy-McDowell and husband Greg, son Michael Heath McCoy, Half-sister Sue McCoy, former Mother-in-law Julia Adkins, sister-in-law’s Sharon (Lycans) McCoy-Dawson, Judy (Adkins) Maynard and Donna Hall. Brother-in-law’s Johnny Pete Adkins, Rufus Ramey and Phillip Maynard. Nieces and Nephews: Ricky McCoy, Bobby McCoy, Johnna Spence, Jeff Spence, Gina (McCoy) Crick, Jaime
McCoy, Tara McCoy-Weyant, Todd Maynard, Jill (Maynard) Blount, Marlena “Marnie” (Ramey) Partlow, Misty Ramey, Julia Nicole (Adkins) Simpson and John Hunter Adkins, Craig and Chris Hall. He is dearly loved by many cousins and friends.
Thank you and God Bless to all that helped in his care and ours...Donna Dale, Tonya Maloney Wiesenseel, Jack Marcum, Tara Boyce, Gail McHugh, Todd Maynard, Marnie Ramey-Partlow and Tim Stewart. Thank you for all of your prayers!
His Celebration of Life Memorial Service will be held Saturday, November 14, 2020 at Morris Funeral Home where safe Covid Protocol is in place. Masks are mandatory, please. Visitation is from 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM. Service will be at 2:00 PM officiated by Brother Jack Marcum. Service will be streamed online for those that cannot attend at
Flowers and/or donations in his memory will be appreciated. Charitable donations for Pancreatic Cancer can be made to https://www.pancan.org/honormemorial-gifts/
He was our everything and words can never describe our loss! We know our love will never die, because God gave us the greatest memories to carry us through on his faithful promise that we will be reunited together in Heaven to live eternally with our Heavenly Father and Savior, Jesus Christ! What a glorious day that will be...Amen!