Lloyd Earl McCoy, Rolla, formerly of Granite City, Illinois, died September 14, 2012, at University Hospital in Columbia, after having suffered a heart attack. He was 73.
Lloyd McCoy was born June 20, 1939, in Granite City, Illinois, the son of Boyd Hall McCoy and Francis Virginia Dowdy McCoy. On September 14, 1963, he married Etta May Christian, in Hayden, Missouri.
Mr. McCoy was preceded in death by his father on March 9, 1988, his mother on November 26, 1991, and his twin brother, Boyd Watson McCoy, at birth.
Those left to mourn the passing of Mr. McCoy include his wife, Etta Christian McCoy of the home; his sister, Nona Stein of Las Vegas, Nevada; his aunt, Joyce Kimbro of Granite City, Illinois; and many beloved nieces, nephews, in-laws and friends.
Lloyd McCoy was born and raised in Granite City, Illinois. He and Etta attended Granite City High School. After their marriage in 1963, the couple moved to Missouri. They resided several years in Dixon, where Mr. McCoy owned the Dixon Billiard Parlor and Mrs. McCoy operated a dance studio. For the last 31 years, the McCoys have lived in Rolla, where they operated McCoy Dance Studio until retiring in 2004. Lloyd also worked 25 years in the athletic department of Missouri University of Science & Technology.
Lloyd McCoy loved to play golf, and he was a magnificent ballroom dancer. He liked to call out the answers to Jeopardy, complete difficult crossword puzzles, play poker, and feed treats to his dog. He watched football and didn't mind giving advice to the players and coaches. He could remember everyone's birthday and age, and he always had a funny joke to tell. Lloyd was a loving husband, son, brother, uncle, grandfather, and friend. He and his wife were lifelong sweethearts, and he died on their 49th anniversary.
Upon death, Mr. McCoy's eyes were donated to help others gain sight, and it was his request that his body be cremated.
A Memorial Service for Lloyd McCoy will be held on Saturday, September 22 at James and Gahr Mortuary in Rolla. Visitation will begin at 2:00 pm and the memorial service will start at 3:00 pm. Persons wishing to make memorial contributions may donate to the Kenner Cemetery in care of James and Gahr Mortuary.