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Obituary for Robert McCoy

March 22, 1934 - October 1, 2016
Creston, Iowa | Age 82


Robert McCoy, 82 of Creston, died Saturday, October 1, 2016 at the Afton Care Center. Celebration of life memorial services will be held 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, October 4, 2016 at the First United Methodist Church in Creston. Pastor Jodi Rushing will officiate. Burial will be held privately at Graceland Cemetery in Creston. Flag presentation will be provided by the Theodore J. Marten's VFW Post #1797 of Creston with taps by Skip Kenyon. Visitation with family receiving friends will be from 10:00 until the start of the service at 11:00 on Tuesday in the Fellowship Hall at the First United Methodist Church in Creston. Memorials are to the Lions Club or the First United Methodist Church in Creston. Online condolences may be given at

Robert D. "Bob" McCoy was born on March 22, 1934, in Riverton, Ia., to Harley McCoy and Pearl E. (Kimpton) McCoy.

On July 1, 1956, Bob was united in marriage to Pauline in Corning. In 1953, Bob began his life long career of carpentry, and later owning and operating McCoy Flooring. He was drafted and served his country in the United States Army as a peace time veteran for six years.

Bob was a long-time member and trustee at the First United Methodist Church in Creston, a member and officer of the Lions Club and a 4-H leader and supporter of the Douglas Booster 4-H Club. He also was a Union County Auxiliary Law Enforcement Officer.

Bob is survived by his wife Pauline; son, Christopher McCoy of Austin, Texas; daughter Melanie McCoy Abel Quinn (significant other John Stensland) of Kansas City, Mo.; two grandsons, Jarod (significant other Karlea Trautman) Abel of Kansas City, Mo. and Jordan Abel of Mt. Pleasant, Ia.; brother Jerry McCoy of Colorado; sister-in-law Carolyn McCoy of Elk Point, S.D.; along with many nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends.

Bob was preceded in death by his parents, brothers, Paul, Lowell, Glenn, Roger, Bill and Frank McCoy and sisters, Elsie Larson and Dorothy Scott.



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