February 10, 1932 - November 28, 2021
James A. McCoy, Sr. of Hurricane passed away on November 28, 2021 with his family by his side Mr. McCoy was born on February 10, 1932, and raised in Wharton W.Va. and a graduate of Van High School and attended Morris Harvey College and the University of Dayton and C.L.U. Mr. McCoy was a Christian, a devoted, loving Husband, Father, Uncle and Grandfather and will be missed and remembered. He was a Coal Miner with Eastern Associated Coal and Gas Co. but spent his career as an agent and Manager for Peoples Life Insurance Company until his retirement. He was a camp counselor at Eastern Coal Camp Thomas E. Lightfoot, and a veteran of the United States Army, during the Korean Conflict Era. Mr. McCoy is predeceased by his parents, Harry Arthur McCoy and Nancy Ellen McCoy formerly of Wharton, W.Va. and his brothers and sisters, John “Jack” McCoy, Nancy Louise McCoy, Helen McCoy, Janice Erle McCoy Cole, Billie McCoy Hall, Harry “Mac” Arthur McCoy, Betty McCoy Wert, Nancy McCoy Lally and Theodore R. McCoy. He is survived by his wife of 70 years, Velma Atkins McCoy; daughters, Nancy McCoy Kalen of Richmond, Va, Julie McCoy Stowers of Dunbar, W.Va.; son, James A. McCoy, Jr. of Hamlin, W.Va. He is also survived by his brothers, William McCoy of Indianapolis, Ind., Robert L. McCoy of Kettering, Ohio and Sherman “Randy” McCoy of Centerville, Ohio; grandsons, Nick Kalen of Blacksburg, Va., Matt Kalen of San Diego, California and granddaughter, Emma Stowers of Dunbar, W.Va. A graveside service will be 2:00pm Sunday at Cunningham Memorial Park, Upper Mausoleum, St. Albans WV, with Pastor Aaron Mills officiating. Anyone wishing to leave an online condolence may do so by visiting Mr. McCoy tribute page at: www.chapmanfuneralhomes.com Chapman Funeral Home, 3941 Teays Valley Road, Hurricane WV 25526 is honored to handle the McCoy family’s arrangements.
James A. McCoy, Sr. of Hurricane passed away on November 28, 2021 with his family by his side Mr. McCoy was born on February 10, 1932, and raised in Wharton W.Va. and a graduate of Van High School and attended Morris Harvey College and the... View Obituary & Service Information
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