Ray Laverne McCoy Jr., 78, widower of Kathryn Davis McCoy, died Thursday, Dec. 26, 2013, at Tuomey Regional Medical Center.
Born in Charlotte, N.C,, he was a son of the late Ray Laverne Sr. and Allie Atkinson McCoy. He was the owner and operator of Ray’s Suzuki-Kawasaki until his retirement in 1998. He was an avid race fan. He was a race winner and multi-track champion at dirt tracks around the state. Mr. McCoy was a member of Sumter Masonic Lodge No. 364 and a member of the Elks Lodge. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War.
Survivors include two sons, Ray L. “Randy” McCoy III (Cornelia Corey) of Clemmons, N.C., and John S. “Johnny” McCoy (Lyn) of Sumter; three grandchildren, Andrea Hyden (Rayn) of San Antonio, Texas, and Christopher McCoy and Joshua McCoy, both of Sumter; and a sister, Lillie McCoy Hucks (Ed) of Garden City.
A graveside service will be held at noon today in the Sumter Cemetery with the Rev. Mark Bordeaux officiating.
Pallbearers will be members of the Sumter Enduro Riders Motorcycle Association (SERMA).
Honorary pallbearers will be members of Sumter Masonic Lodge No. 364.
Memorials may be made to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research, Grand Central Station, P.O. Box 4777, New York, NY 10163-4777.
Elmore-Cannon-Stephens Funeral Home and Crematorium of Sumter is in charge of the arrangements.