Sept. 6, 1957 – Aug. 1, 2020
Darcy Lynn McCoy died Aug. 1, 2020, at the age of 62. Born Sept. 6, 1957, he spent his early childhood in Crosby before moving west of Liberty with his mother, stepfather and younger brother.
He was known for his infectious laughter, his love of God, family, cars, motorcycles, jet skis and life, in general. In addition to his full-time jobs, McCoy was always involved in other income activities, all the while keeping up his family home place on Lazy Creek Lane, north of Liberty.
He tried various occupations as a young man, including helping to construct nuclear power plants in Louisiana as an ironworker and working hospital maintenance for St. Dominic Hospital in Jackson, but ultimately returned to college and physical therapy school, retiring from Walthall General after 28 years of service as head of the physical therapy department. McCoy was a Christian and an active member of Liberty Baptist Church for 40 years. He married his childhood sweetheart, Sally Terrell McCoy.
In addition to being survived by his wife, Sally, survivors are his children and their spouses: April (Clint) McCoy Malone, Ashley (Lee) McCoy Casey; grandchildren: Madelyn Malone, Mylee Casey, Logan Malone, Darcy Casey, Dakota Casey and Dallas Casey; his sisters-in-law: Karan Terrell, Patsy (Lane) Boler, Susan (Bernell) McGehee.
Preceding him in death were his mother, Francis Ashley Whitehead; stepfather, Ford Whitehead; and brother, Elzie Ford Whitehead.
A graveside service was Aug. 3, 2020, at Terrell Cemetery near Liberty, officiated by Bro. Avery Dixon.
Pallbearers were Clint Malone, Lee Casey, Terrell Boler, Patrick Boler, Robert Sibley, Preston Walters, Bernell McGehee and Lane Boler.
Honorary pallbearers were Paul Bouchillon, Richard Francis, Ken Eads, Charlie Temple, Larry Lewis and Tim Ashley.
Brown Funeral Home of Liberty was in charge of the arrangements.