Gary L. McCoy Sr., 64, of Wapakoneta, passed away at 5:30 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 6, 2012, at Lima Manor.
He was born Oct. 27, 1947, in Canton, Ill., the son of Betty Jo (Hukill) and Richard McCoy, who preceded him in death.
On Aug. 28, 1972, he married Judy L. McBeth, who survives in Wapakoneta.
Also surviving are two sons, Craig McCoy and Richard McCoy; a daughter, Michelle Schrober; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Karen Jo Reed and Kathy Blumenstein.
He was preceded in death by a son, Gary McCoy Jr., and a brother,, Michael McCoy.
Gary served in Vietnam in 1969 until being wounded and was awarded a purple heart. He proudly served in the United States Marine Corps. for four years and with the Peoria, Ill. Air National Guard for 13 years. He was employed at Holloways, in Jackson Center, until their closure in August of 2011. He was a lifetime member of the V.F.W. Post 8445, American Legion Post 330, and the AmVets Post 333. He was 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 at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Schlosser Funeral Home & Cremation Services, in Wapakoneta, with the Rev. Gary Bragg officiating.
Burial is to follow at Memorial Park Cemetery, in Lima, where military rites are to be performed by V.F.W. Post 8445.
Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. Sunday and 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Monday at the funeral home.
Contributions may be made to Harvest Baptist Church.
Condolences may be expressed at schlosserfuneralhome.com