James M. 'Jim'  McCoy


James M. "Jim" McCoy, 85, of Galveston, went home to be with the Lord, Monday, May 20, 2019, at the home of his daughter in Marion. Jim was born on June 20, 1933, in Galveston, Indiana, to Frederick D. "Ted" and Sarah Elizabeth (Spence) McCoy. He married Josephine "Jo" Freeman on Feb. 22, 1958, and she preceded him in death on Aug. 28, 1999. He later married Bessie M. Zeck in June of 2001, and she preceded him in death April 2, 2017.
Jim was a heavy equipment operator for over 40 years, working for Mohr Construction and the Union. He was also a member of the Galveston Volunteer Fire Department, where he served as chief, EMT and fireman for many years. Jim enjoyed eating out with family and friends any time he could. He loved steam engines, watching his grandchildren play sports and his beloved dog, Maggie. He was also an avid Cubs fan, which is a McCoy family tradition. He served his country in the United States Army during the Korean War.
Surviving family include his children, James F. "Jim" (Marilyn) McCoy, Julie (Jim) Mitchell; three stepchildren, Rod (Angie) Zeck, Dawn (Kevin) Pullen and Ryan (Andrea) Zeck; his grandchildren, Greg (Megan) McCoy, Eric (Ashley) McCoy, and Katie Mitchell; stepgrandchildren, Kristin Zeck, Colton (Laura) Zeck, Kensi (Travis) Yoakum, Kassi Zeck, Conner and Caden Zeck, Kyle (Lynsee) Pullen, Derek (Taylor) Pullen, Delaney and Maryn Zeck; great-grandchildren, Collin and Eden McCoy and stepgreat-grandchildren, Karrington and Lakelyn Lund, Gentry Gurule, Cohen Zeck-Wright, Crew Yoakum, Kashton, Kodee Pullen, Lane Pullen and Leonny Zeck; sister-in-law, Marjorie McCoy; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, first wife Josephine, second wife Bessie, brother Alan, and sister Sylvia.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, May 24, 2019, at First Baptist Church, 207 S. Sycamore St. in Galveston, with Pastors Eric McCoy and John Rhodes officiating. Visitation of family and friends will be held Thursday evening from 4 to 8 p.m., also at the church.
Memorial contributions may be given to the Galveston Volunteer Fire Department in Jim's honor. Murray Weaver Funeral Home in Galveston has been entrusted with the arrangements. www.murrayweaverfuneralhome.com
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Published on May 22, 2019
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Ruth Mohr
May 22, 2019
Jim and I spent many a day at the Mohr Construction Reclaim Center where he was my loader man and best friend. He always ate bologna for lunch and on April Fools day I made a sandwich with foam rubber bologna. He thought that something was "wrong" with that sandwich. For once I got his goat. He was a great man and will be missed by all that knew him.
Joyce Fivecoate
May 22, 2019
Good memories when he was my neighbor & also with Lewis cass band. Knew jo & Bessie both. RIP Jim
Elise (Broeker) Davidson
May 22, 2019
My deepest condolences on your loss. May God comfort you and bring you peace.