Paul McCoy, 71, passed away on Aug. 9, 2017
Vernon P. “Paul” McCoy, 71, peacefully passed away at his home on Wednesday Aug. 9, 2017 surrounded by his loving family.
Visitation with Paul’s family present will be from 2-5 p.m. on Sunday, at the Carlson Funeral Home. Rosary service at 9:30 a.m.; Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated by Father Michael Nolan at 10 a.m., both on Monday, at St. John’s Catholic Church. Paul will be laid to rest in Sunset Lawns Cemetery.
Paul was born on Dec. 20, 1945 in El Dorado, the son of Frank H. and Tressa (Kramer) McCoy. Paul was a 1964 graduate of El Dorado High School. His strong Catholic faith was instilled in him early by his family, and carried through his entire life. As a young man he was a member of the Knights of the Altar and the family continues the tradition of monthly family rosaries. He was united in marriage to the former Marcia Sewell on June 8, 1974 at St. John’s Catholic Church in El Dorado. Paul began his careers managing multiple Sonic Drive-In locations in Eastern Kansas and Oklahoma; proceeded to drive nearly four million miles in semi-trucks from Louisiana to New Mexico; finally joining the Butler County South Highway maintenance shop in 1995, running the oil distributor until retiring from the county in 2012. In his earlier years Paul and his family and friends enjoyed frequent float trips in Missouri and Arkansas. He was a NASCAR fan and enjoyed going to Topeka to watch the NRHA drag races. Paul couldn’t go shopping or run errands in El Dorado without running into a friendly face and chatting. He enjoyed cooking for his family whether it was on the grill or his famous enchiladas. From baptisms to birthdays, Paul loved family events and treasured his entire family. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and reading his Louis L’amour western novels.
His loving family includes: his wife Marcia of El Dorado; sons, William (Carri) McCoy of El Dorado, and Andrew (Kayla) McCoy of Webb City, Mo.; grandchildren, Oliver and Molly Joe; siblings, Herschel, Chet (Mary) and David (Marcia) McCoy, Emmy Kimberlin and Linda (Roger) Call; mother-in-law, Norma Wilson (Richard);father-in-law, Donald Sewell; sister-in-law, Donna Greene (McCoy); many nieces and nephews, and a host of longtime friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; siblings, Marguerite Banks (Raymond), Larry McCoy and Leonard McCoy (Ruth); brother-in-law, Loy Kimberlin; sister-in-law, Jan McCoy.
Memorial contributions in his name may be directed to the Jack Wilson Memorial Fund, Intrust Bank, in care of Carlson Funeral Home. Please sign his online guestbook and leave a memory at www.carlsonkirbymorris.com.