Alan D. McCoy, 75, Galveston, went home to be with his Lord at 8:33 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013, at St. Joseph Hospital in Kokomo. He was born Sept. 4, 1937, to Frederick D. and Sarah (Spence) McCoy in Galveston. On Sept. 8, 1956, he married Marjorie (Naphew) McCoy, who survives.
Alan and Marjorie owned and operated McCoy’s Grocery in Galveston from 1976 to 1994. Alan had worked in the store for many years before purchasing it. He also worked for the Galveston Lumber yard from 1955 to 1962. After closing the grocery store in 1994, Alan started his own heating and cooling business in the Galveston area. Alan was also a volunteer fireman and EMT. He joined the Galveston Volunteer Fire Department when he turned 21. He also served as fire chief for many years.
Alan was a member of the First Baptist Church of Galveston, where he enjoyed singing gospel music with his family. He also enjoyed boating.
Surviving are his wife, Marjorie McCoy, Galveston; daughter and son-in-law, Beth and husband Neal Rouch, Galveston; daughter-in-law, Linda McCoy, Galveston; grandchildren, Angela McCoy Archer and companion Michael Claar, Andrew McCoy and companion Patricia Slaughter, Eliza and husband Kyle Corn and Levi Rouch; great-grandchildren, Dannielle Archer, Jeremy Archer, Savannah Archer, Jacob Archer and Victoria McCoy; and brother, James “Jim” McCoy and wife Bessie, Young America.
He was preceded in death by his parents; son, John McCoy; grandson, John Paul McCoy; and sister Sylvia Lee McCoy.
Memorial services will be at 6 p.m. Saturday at First Baptist Church, Galveston, with the Rev. Joel Surface and the Rev. Warren Purcell officiating. Visitation will be from 1 to 6 p.m. Saturday at the church.
Contributions may be given to First Baptist Church of Galveston, 207 S. Sycamore St., Galveston, IN 46932. Murray-Weaver Funeral Home in Galveston is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.murrayweaver.com.