JERSEYVILLE- Charles Wesley McCoy, 81, died at 11:10 p.m., Thursday, December 12, 2013 at Jerseyville Nursing & Rehabilitation Center.He was born in Rosedale on March 10, 1932, one of two children born to the late Charles Leslie & Reta W. (Guenther) McCoy.He served his country with the U.S. Army during the Korean War, and was employed through the Alton School District as a custodian at McKinley School for 33 years before retiring. After his retirement, Charles began working at Jerseyville Motor Company serving in various capacities.He was active in the Boy Scouts of America, and served as Scoutmaster for Boy Scout Troop #59 for many years.He married the former Loretta Ann McAdams on Sept. 25, 1955 at the First Baptist Church in Jerseyville, and she passed away on June 14, 2011.Surviving are a daughter & son in law, Debora Ann & Mark Landon of Alton; two sons & daughters in law, Charles R. McCoy of Jerseyville and Randy R. & Jane McCoy of Medora; seven grandchildren, Jessica M. Wunderlich, and her husband, Benjamin of Springfield, Melissa Landon of Alton, Diana McCoy of Lawrence, Ks., Nicholas A. McCoy of Bowling Green, Mo., Bridget McCoy of Jerseyville, Jacob C. McCoy and Sara Jan McCoy both of Medora; a great granddaughter, Mikala Anne Davis.In addition to his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Lela Fessler.Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Crawford Funeral Home in Jerseyville, where funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m.. Rev. Joel Lohr will officiate.Burial will be in the Fieldon Cemetery with the Jerseyville American Legion Post 492 conducting military graveside rites.Memorials may be given to the American Cancer Society.
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