Larry Wayne McCoy of Phoenix – It is With heavy hearts the McCoy family announces the passing of Larry McCoy. He will be interred at the National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona with full military honours on Friday June 8, 2018. In accordance with his wishes, a Celebration of Life will follow.
Larry traveled the world, but was raised in Brigden, Ontario, Canada. He lived his adult life in the United States, lastly in Arizona. His first love was family, and he also enjoyed traveling, woodworking, animals, and NASCAR. His commitment as a volunteer fire fighter was of utmost importance to him. Larry served in the Vietnam War as a member of the 173rd Army Airborne Brigade which was later folded into the 82nd Airborne, whose insignia he proudly displayed. He now goes with the ‘brothers’ that he served with and always remembered.
He will be greatly missed by his best friend and wife Helen; daughters Amanda, Terri and Shannon; stepdaughter Joni; sons in law Bret and James; step son in law Steve; eight grandchildren and one great grandchild. He is also survived by sisters Margaret Shortt, Joyce Arnold Page, and Patricia Barnier. Larry is predeceased by parents Clarence and Katie McCoy, brother Jack McCoy, brothers-in-law Mike Shortt, Ralph Arnold, John Page, Richard Barnier, and stepson Sean. He touched he lives and hearts of countless people including friends, in-laws, and extended family. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donation be made in Larry’s name to your favorite charities.