MADISON, Ill. - Roy L. Coy, 87, formerly of Morley, Mo., died at 1:30 p.m. Sept. 1, 2005, at the John Cochran V.A. Medical Center in St. Louis, Mo.
Born Nov. 27, 1917, in Elfie, Ky., son of the late Clarence Arthur and Pearl Beasley Coy, he served in the U.S. Army during World War II, was a locomotive crane operator for LaClede Steel Co. in Alton and previously worked for the St. Louis and South Western Railroad at Illmo, Mo., from 1942 to 1944.
On Oct. 29, 1938, in Jackson, Mo., he married Ophia "Peggy" Emerson who preceded him in death on Nov. 3, 2000.
He was also preceded in death by one half brother and one sister.
Survivors include: three sons, the Rev. Ronald L. Coy of Baldwinsville, N.Y., Dennis Coy of Madison and Steven Coy of Cincinnati, Ohio; one daughter, Faye Foster of Warrenton, Va.; one brother, Stoy Coy of Cape Girardeau, Mo.; two half sisters, Linda Devine of Louisville, Ky., and Barbara Rose Gullion of the state of Florida; and nine grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Visitation is scheduled for noon Sunday at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel in Sikeston, Mo., where services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday with the Rev. Ronald L. Coy officiating assisted by Carl A. Foster.
Burial will follow at the New Morley Cemetery with full military honors by the Missouri Military Honor Guard.