Sentinel-Echo.com

Obituaries

November 14, 2013

Rev. Thomas R. McCoy

LAUREL COUNTY, Ky. — Rev. Thomas R. McCoy, 60, husband of Joan Orras McCoy, passed away, Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013 in Goshen, Ind. 

Born in Williamson, W.Va., he was a son of Leonard and Alma Estep McCoy of Lexington. 

Rev. McCoy was a pastor for 21 years at Way of Holiness Tabernacle Church.  He served his ministry in many ways including being the founder of Bluegrass Pentecostal Youth Camp in Elizabethtown, vice president of Faith Missions in Dundee, Fla., a board member for Free Pentecostal Church of God Ministerial Association in Cincinnati, Ohio, and co-founder of Champion Holiness Missions in Donna, Texas.  He also served as a missionary in the Ukraine, Russia, Israel, and Mexico. 

Besides his wife and parents, survivors include three sons, Joshua McCoy, Matamoras, Pa., Jordan (Adina) McCoy, Winchester, Ky., and Jacob (Hope) McCoy, Lexington; a brother, Kevin (Peggy) McCoy, Lexington; a sister, Benita (David) Lyons, Lexington; and four grandchildren, Benjamin and Elijah McCoy, and Mary Orman, and Charlotte Lotz.  All that knew him could see and feel his compassion, dedication and joy he lived everyday through his ministry.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. today, Friday, Nov. 15 at Kerr Brothers Funeral Home, Harrodsburg Road, by the Rev. Phillip Horton, Rev. David Horton, and Rev. John Gabbard with burial to follow in the Lexington Cemetery. 

Pallbearers will be Jordan, Jacob, Joshua, and Kevin McCoy, Steven and Timmy Orras, Alex Sizemore, and David Lyons.  Honorary bearers will be James Orras and Johnny David Orras. 

Visitation was from 4 to 10 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.  Memorials are suggested to Faith Missions, P.O. Box 487, Dundee, Fla., 33838, or Champion Holiness Missions, 2109 Champion Ave., Donna, Texas, 75837.

1
Text Only
Obituaries
Facebook
AP Video
Captain of Sunken SKorean Ferry Arrested Raw: Fire Destroys 3 N.J. Beachfront Homes Raw: Pope Presides Over Good Friday Mass Raw: Space X Launches to Space Station Superheroes Descend on Capitol Mall Man Charged in Kansas City Highway Shootings Obama Awards Navy Football Trophy Anti-semitic Leaflets Posted in Eastern Ukraine Raw: Magnitude-7.2 Earthquake Shakes Mexico City Ceremony at MIT Remembers One of Boston's Finest Raw: Students Hurt in Colo. School Bus Crash Raw: Church Tries for Record With Chalk Jesus Raw: Faithful Celebrate Good Friday Worldwide Deadly Avalanche Sweeps Slopes of Mount Everest Police Arrest Suspect in Highway Shootings Drought Concerns May Hurt Lake Tourism Vermont Goat Meat Gives Refugees Taste of Home Calif. Investigators Re-construct Fatal Bus Cras Mayor Rob Ford Launches Re-election Campaign Appellate Court Hears Okla. Gay Marriage Case
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
Poll

How do you celebrate Easter?

A. Celebrate with the fellowship at church.
B. Have a meal with friends and family.
C. Egg hunts with the kids.
D. All of the above.
     View Results