Harry Coy Sr.

Mt. Pero Baptist Church Cemetery

U. S. Veteran WWII

        Harry Coy, Sr., was born in Powhatan County, VA., on March 26, 1919, and passed into rest on February 18, 2007. He was 87 years old.

        Harry lived and worked in Powhatan until joining the US Army in 1941. He served in World War II as a paratrooper and was honorably discharged in 1945. After separating from the army, Harry returned to his hometown where he lived, and cared for his grandmother and uncle until their deaths.

        He was a single parent and was determined to keep his four children together. He raised his children with the help of the Lord, and his aunt and friends.

        Harry was a long time member of Mt. Pero Baptist Church where he served as a member of the choir until his legs would no longer allow him to mount the steps. He was a trustee until his death. He helped the kitchen committee with the clean-up of the garbage until January of this year(2007). Harry always helped the older and younger people of the community, taking them to the doctors, shopping and just good old fashion fellowship. You could always count on Harry to be there if you needed anything. Harry was his sister's (Kathleen) best friend. They talked and shared many things about the church, God and our faith. He will be surely missed by all of us but God only takes the best and we know he is now at peace in God's loving arms.

        He is preceded in death by one son, Thomas Royal Coy, and leaves to cherish his memory, his sons, Harry Coy, Jr. (Alice), and James Franklin Coy (Mildred); his daughter, Mary Coy Eddleton; one sister, Kathleen Hipkins; one brother, Robert Vaughan; seventeen grandchildren, fifteen great-grandchildren, one niece, one nephew, other beloved family members and friends.

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