Theodore McCoy

Published 12:00 am Sunday, August 1, 2010

VIDALIA — Services for Theodore McCoy, 84, of Vidalia, who died Monday, July 26, 2010, at his residence, will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Mount Pilgrim Baptist Church, Concordia Park, with the Rev. Christopher Robinson officiating.

Burial will follow at the Natchez National Cemetery under the direction of Concordia Funeral Home in Ferriday.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

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Mr. McCoy was born April 26, 1926, in Lake Mary, the son of John and Margaret Ward McCoy. He was a deputy with Concordia Parish Sheriff’s Office.

Mr. McCoy served in the U.S. Army during World War II from Aug. 2, 1944, to Jan. 23, 1947. He was a graduate of Grambling State University.

Mr. McCoy retired from International Paper Company with 38 years of service. He also served on the Vidalia City Council as alderman for 20 years, Riverland Medical Center Board, a member of the Pride of Vidalia No. 106 Masonic Lodge; and a member of Fidelity Court No. 20 Heroines or Jericho.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one son, Theodore Henry; and one brother, Samuel McCoy Sr.

Survivors include two daughters, Mary Sykes and husband, James, of Shreveport, La., and Cleopatra Asberry and husband, Craig, of Tyler, Texas; two nephews, Samuel McCoy Jr. and wife, Yvette, and Walter McCoy and wife, Katie, all of Milwaukee, Wis.; three nieces, Ella McCoy of Saginaw, Mich., Greta McCoy and Eddie R. Perry, both of Natchez; two grandchildren, Christina N. Henry of Ruston, La., and Rondey D. Logan and wife, Ayanne, of Oakland, Tenn.; three great-grandchildren, Rondey Jr., Caleb and Cameron Logan, all of Oakland; special friend, Marjorie Bowman; special cousin, Travis McCoy; godsister, Ruby Davis, all of Vidalia; and the Wards and McCoys throughout the Miss-Lou.

Online condolences may be sent to www.concordiafuneralhomeinc.com.