Mr. Henry Alphonso McCoy, Jr. passed away on Sunday, Nov. 5, in Orlando. McCoy was born in Madison, on Feb. 6, 1941 to Mr. and Mrs. Allie (Codie) McCoy and Henry McCoy, Sr.
McCoy was affectionally known as “Junior” to some and “Mac” to others. He accepted Christ at an early age and joined the Mt. Zion AME Church of Madison. He matriculated at Madison County Training School, where he played on the football team. After graduating, he pursued a career in the Navy. While in the Navy, McCoy received a Certificate of Leadership Award from National University, two Letters of Commendation, a National Defense Service Medal, a Vietnam Campaign Medal, a Meritorious Service Award from the Greater San Diego Chamber of Commerce, and was named COMNAVBASE Sailor of the Year in 1981. In total, he served his country for 24 years in 11 operational commands on the west coast of the United States; and on tours of the Pacific Ocean.
McCoy was preceded in death by his parents.
He now leaves behind a loving wife of nearly 49 years, Ella W. McCoy of Greenville; McCoy also leaves a loving legacy of two children: Eleanor McCoy Carter of Orlando, and Henry Davenport of Louisville, Ky.; three grandchildren: Angel Davenport, Davadrion Davenport, and Starlette Jackson; six great-grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, Nov. 11, at 11 a.m., at Cooks & Cooper Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 10, also at Cooks & Cooper Funeral Home, located at 162 SW Third Ave., in Madison. Interment will be held at Mt. Nebo Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery, located at 4168 NW Lovette Rd. in Greenville.