of Mayflower, AR
September 3, 1925 - January 30, 2012
Ralph L. McCoy, 86, of Mayflower passed away on Monday, January 30, 2012. He was born on Thursday, September 3, 1925 in Cleveland, AR to the late Jeff and Julia Mae (Newton) McCoy. Mr. McCoy was a member of Green Grove Lodge #107, Order of Eastern Star Palmetto #47, and Cadron #581. He was a Deacon and door greeter of First Baptist Church, Mayflower for many years. He loved gardening and working in his yard. He was an avid camper with membership in two R.V. Chapters Toad Suck Sams and Mayflower Pilgrims, and was a past president of both chapters. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, where he served on an Aircraft Carrier. He taught math and social studies in Mayflower Schools for eighteen years before moving to Alaska, where he taught math at Service Henshew High School for ten years. He coached varisty basketball at Service Henshew for three years. He is survived by his loving wife of sixty-six years, Lillian Fayrean (Dickens) McCoy; son, Jeffery Lynn McCoy (Patsy); three grandsons, Billy McCoy (Robin), Lindsey Scott McCoy, and Kenneth Pappera (Carla); granddaughter, Anglique Rappold (Allen); three great-grandsons, Caleb Killum, Ethan McCoy, and Isaiah Rappold; and sister, Ila Mae Garrett. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sons, Ralph L. McCoy, Jr. and Jerry Virgil McCoy; and two brothers, Wilburn D. McCoy and Carl McCoy. Services will be held at 2:00 p.m., on Wednesday, February 1, 2012 at First Baptist Church, Mayflower with Brother David Fox officiating. Burial will follow at Mayflower Cemetery with Wade McCaghren, Billy McCaghren, Jr., Michael Williams, James Gamble, Wilbert Cummings, and George Roberts, serving as pallbearers. The Deacons of the Church will serve as honorary pallbearers. Visitation will be from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m., on Wednesday at the Church. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the building fund at First Baptist Church, Mayflower, PO Box 5, Mayflower, AR 72106.
Remembering Mr. McCoy as a wonderful teacher and friend, we extend our sympathy, love and prayers to your family. Mrs. Fayrean, we love you.
Mrs. Mccoy I'am sorry for your loss, but you know it's heaven's celebration. he will truly be missed in our little town. We will be praying for you and Jeff. love you Becky Naylor
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
My heart is so sad for you and your family. God has another angel. Bro. Lindsey will be missed so much. Praying for God to enfold you with comfort.
Our prayers go out to Mr. McCoy's family at this time of sorrow.
So sorry to hear of Mr. McCoy's passing. My thought's and prayer's are with your family. God's Blessing to you.
Lindsey will be remembered for his much kindness, thoughtful and respectful ways towards others.Working the Polls will never be the same.May God's Peace with you.
Brother Lindsey was a fine man,teacher, and christian brother and for the time left to us on this old earth he will be missed but we will see him again. May God bless you Fayrean and family during this trying time. I pray that the Lord will give greatly of His love and grace to you ' all.
Mrs. Fayrean, We wanted to tell you how much we will miss Bro. Lindey. He was such sweet man who made everyone feel so welcomed when they walked into the church. We loved him and you too.Glen and Karen Wilson
Praying for the family.
BROTHER LINDSEY WILL BE MISSED DEARLY AT THE FRONT DOORS OF FIRST BAPTIST, MAYFLOWER
Fayrean, We will really miss Bro. Lindsey. You are bothsuch a blessing to us and to our church. I look forward to seeing him in heaven.
Fayrean and family,,,,,my heart is broken for your loss....I love you and I loved Lindsey.....he was and is such a wonderful inspiration to us in our youth and our adult life....just know that I am praying for you all....
Our thoughts are with all of you! I wish I could be there to pay my respects. Love
I wish to convey our deepest sympathy to you and your family. I will always cherish the many memories I have of Brother Lindsey in Green Grove Lodge and the many other masonic lodges in our area. He was a devoted Mason and I wish to thank you for sharing him with us. We will truly miss him.Dickey J. Fortner PGM
Brother McCoy was a good man, Mason and friend. I know he is up in that Celestial Lodge above with the Supreme Architect of the Universe just a smiling. He always had that Mason smile. There he will have no more pain, nor sorrow or tears. Our sincere sympathy & prayers go out to the family in this hour of sorrow.
May You Rest In Pease
I will miss the soft spoken hello's and friendly hugs, he was a Gem here on earth!!
Faye and family,Our hearts are heavy with the loss of Lindsey. What an amazing man he was. We both loved and respected him so very much.Please know your all in our hearts and prayers. God will sustain you and carry you through.
My sympathy to the family, Mr. McCoy was a great teacher and a wonderful man with a smile an a Hi everytime he saw you. He was loved by everyone that knew him and will be missed by all..
So sorry to hear of Mr. McCoy passing away. I have knew him all my life, He was a real good man. To the Family think about all of the memories yall have had with him. To the family my thoughts and prayers are with yall.
So sorry to hear about Lindsey. Please know that the family is in my prayers.
Fayrean and Family -With deepest sympathy at this time of your loss of Lindsey. My prayer is for God given peace for you now and the days ahead. Lindsey will be missed by all who knew him..
Prayers are with the family. He was such a sweet and caring man.