Howard Leo McCoy was born to Chester and Mary (Gerih) McCoy in Yuma,Colorado on April 9th 1934.
Howard enjoyed a life filled with love and travel, first serving 4 years in the US Coast Guard he would set out to travel the world earning him a National Defense Service Medal while serving on the USCGC YAKUTAT, later he would serve another 4 years in the reserves, prior to entering the Coast Guard Howard met the love of his life Dolores Paulino, To this union Howard brought a son Howard Clyde Sheets of Denver,CO. Howard and Dolores were married on May 12,1956 together they had 4 children, Brent Wayne McCoy of Schaumburg, IL, Brenda Lynn McCoy of Buckeye, AZ Cheryl Ann McCoy-Suchan (Richard Horbach) of Remington, IN and a son David Brian McCoy. Delores went to be with the lord in 1987. Several years later Howard became a father to Alexis (Lexi) Brooke McCoy of Avondale, AZ. Howard was also adored by his grandchildren Justin Vosicky, Alicia McCoy, Anthony McCoy, Julia Holder, Jason, Holder, Lucia Suchan, Gina Suchan, and Darius Suchan. He will also be missed by his 9 great-grandchildren, His Brother Chester (Betty) McCoy of Brush, Colorado, His Life Long Friend Jack Warren, as well as many Nieces, Nephews, Family and Friends
Howard spent his life working for the Burlington Northern Railroad as a construction and location manager, this took him and his family to many places living in Colorado, Chicago, New York, New Jersey and Detroit. Along the way he remained an active member of the VFW, 60 years with the American Legion, and a 32ed degree Mason.
Howard was proceeded in death by his Parents Chester & Mary McCoy, Son David Brian McCoy, His Wife Dolores McCoy and His Grandson Jason Holder.
A celebration of Howards Life will be held on the 2nd of October at the Grace for Life Church, 7 S 201 River Rd. Naperville, Il 60540 at 12 O'clock in the Afternoon. The Masonic will participate. He will be laid to rest at St. Peter & Paul Cemetery Naperville, Il at 1 O'clock on the after noon with full Military Honors. A reception will follow at the VFW in Naperville, IL.
In Lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made through the funeral home to purchase urns for families of victims of overdose thru Jason's Wings. Thank you.
We would also like to thank Able Funeral Services, Phoenix, AZ and Friedrich-Jones Funeral Home Naperville, Il for their coordination with McCoy Family Funeral Home of Northern Colorado.
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