Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, December 7, 2017 (tonight) at Crawford Funeral Home in Jerseyville for Roland Duane “Boots” McCoy of Dow.
Mr. McCoy, 81, died December 4 at Alton Memorial Hospital.
He was born April 30, 1936 in Rosedale Township, the son of the late Halley Leroy and Lois Irma (Ridenour) McCoy. He married Martha Helen Arnold in 1954.
At 17 years old, he began working at Laclede Steel in Alton, where he retired as a wire drawer in the Wire Mill after 33 years of service. Retiring at a young age, he enjoyed some of the activities he love: fishing, hunting, anything to do with the outdoors.
Surviving is his wife; four children including Michael Duane (Margie) McCoy of Grafton and Deedee (Michael) Carpenter of Jerseyville; 13 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at the funeral home. Burial will be in the East Newbern Cemetery in Dow.
Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association or the Arthritis Foundation.
Messages of sympathy may be left at crawfordfunerals.com.