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Paul Lester McCoy, 76, of North Vernon, passed away at 6:15 p.m. on Friday, August 2, 2013 at Our Hospice of South Central Indiana Inpatient Facility in Columbus.
Paul was born on April 4, 1937 in Washington, Indiana the son of Cleo Wesley and Pauline Ross McCoy. He married Barbara Patterson on October 1, 1960 at the First Baptist Church in North Vernon; she survives.
Paul worked as an engine tester for Cummins Engine Company in Columbus, retiring in 2002 after 37 years and had also worked for five years as a Railroad Police Officer. He was a member of First Baptist Church in North Vernon, where he was a former Deacon. He served in the U.S. Marines from 1956 until 1962 and was a 1956 graduate of Washington High School in Washington, Indiana. His enjoyments were fishing, hunting, boating, and photography, especially taking photos and was an avid I.U. football fan.
He is survived by his wife, Barbara McCoy of North Vernon; two sons, Dan T. McCoy of Butlerville, and Christopher McCoy of North Vernon; three daughters, Kimberly (Ken) Schumacher of North Vernon, Catherine (Edward) Greenlee of Columbus, and Algnette (Jim) McNelly of Waverly, Ohio; one sister, Joy (Jim) Ellis of Indianapolis; 10 grandchildren, Troy McCoy and Macy McCoy both of Columbus, James Greenlee of Columbus, now serving his county in Afghanistan, Amber Girt, Seth Schumacher, Carly McCoy, Madison McCoy and Jake McCoy, all of North Vernon, Chance McNelly and Savannah McNelly, both of Waverly, Ohio; and one great-grandchild, Miles McCoy of Columbus.
He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Earl and William McCoy.
Funeral Service will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, August 6, 2013 at the First Baptist Church in North Vernon with the Rev. Bob Weeks officiating. Friends may call at Dove-Sharp & Rudicel Funeral Home and Cremation Services on Monday, August 5, 2013 from 4 until 8 p.m. and one hour prior to the service on Tuesday at the church. Burial will be in the Vernon Cemetery in Vernon, with member of Matt Hester Post #2021 V.F.W. providing military graveside honors.
Memorial may be made through the Dove-Sharp & Rudicel Funeral Home and Cremation Services to the First Baptist Church or Jennings County High School Color Guard.
You are welcome to leave the family a message of condolence at www.dovesharprudicel.com.
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