Gary L. McCoy Sr., 64, of Wapakoneta passed away at 5:30 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 6, 2012, at Lima Manor.
He was born on Oct. 27, 1947, in Canton, Ill., to Richard and Betty Jo (Hukill) McCoy, and they preceded him in death.
On Aug. 28, 1972, he married Judy L. McBeth, and she survives in Wapakoneta.
He is also survived by two sons, Craig and Richard McCoy; a daughter, Michelle Schrober; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; two sisters, Karen Jo Reed and Kathy Blumenstein.
He was preceded in death by a son, Gary McCoy Jr.; a brother, Michael McCoy.
Gary served in Vietnam in 1969 until being wounded and was awarded a Purple Heart. He proudly served in the Marine Corps. for four years and with the Peoria Illinois Air National Guard for 13 years.
He was employed at Holloways in Jackson Center until its closure in August 2011. He was a lifetime member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8445, American Legion Post 330 and the AmVets Post 333. He was also a member of Harvest Baptist Church in Wapakoneta. He was also one of the charter members of the Chained Eagles of Ohio and an original trustee for the group. He participated in many of their service activities for veterans.
Funeral services are scheduled to begin at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Schlosser Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Wapakoneta, with the Rev. Gary Bragg officiating. Burial will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery in Lima, where military rites will be performed by the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8445.
Friends may call from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday and one hour before the service Monday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Harvest Baptist Church.
Condolences may be expressed at SchlosserFuneralHome.com.