C.W. "Mac" McCoy, Jr. 4/14/1931 - 8/20/2013
Beloved Father, Grandfather, Brother and Uncle, Clarence William McCoy, Jr., known to all as "Mac", went to meet his Heavenly Father on August 20th, 2013. There is no doubt that he was greeted by his loving bride of 50 years which he missed every day since she left us over 9 years ago. Together forever-happy at last!
Born in Washington Courthouse, Ohio, on April 14th, 1931, the youngest of three children. He was raised by hard-working parents who instilled a strong work ethic that stayed with him until the end. He was still working up to the day he checked himself into the hospital, two weeks ago.
He met his bride, Mary, at Langley AFB in Virginia and proudly served our country in the USAF for many years training pilots on simulators. After the service he worked for LINK and moved his young family all over the country. He finally settled in Friendswood in 1964 with a job at NASA in Building 5 as an electrical engineer. He helped train many astronauts, eventually working on the Lunar Module simulator. He also started his own A/C business but stopped after a few years as he had a hard time charging his friends. After retirement from NASA he went to work at the Ellington Aero Club and eventually got his pilot's license. That was a dream come true for him as his poor eyesight had kept him from flying in the USAF. An avid sportsman, he loved shooting his guns and was an excellent shot. He loved to hang out at the gun club and made many life-long friends there. He eventually went to work for Raytheon and did so every day he was able until his recent illness.
He was a loyal friend and, being a man of few words, taught his children by example. He seldom missed a game or event that his children participated in and, no matter what it was, we did our best to get the approving "smile or nod" from our Dad.
He loved our country and its flag, flew it often and taught us to respect it. He loved his family and never missed singing Happy Birthday over the phone to each of us. He was a tough man with a tender heart. He loved his dog. He will be missed. We love you, Daddy - keep our seats warm until we get there.
Mac McCoy is survived by his brother, Don McCoy and wife, Sue, his children, Rhoda Truitt and husband Joey, Mac McCoy, III, David McCoy and wife Diane, Renada Addington and husband, Ken, 13 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and 3 more on the way.
The funeral service was held on Friday, August 23, 2013 at 10:00 A.M. at the Jeter Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Roger Patterson officiating. Interment will follow at the Forest Park East Cemetery in Webster, TX.