Harold Leon Coy, 89, of Granite City, passed away at 5:56 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014 at his home.
He was born July 25, 1925, in Granite City, a son of the late Richard Perry and Flora (Hooper) Coy.
He married Roberta “Snooks” (Wilson) Coy on Sept. 15, 1943, in St. Charles, Mo., and she survives.
Harold retired after many years of dedicated service as a car salesman. The United States Navy veteran proudly served his country during World War II aboard the USS Taylor. He was a member of Gracepoint Church in Granite City and the American Legion Dugout Post No. 307 in Venice, Masonic Lodge No. 835 in Granite City and a member of the Ainad Shrine. He enjoyed his days of golfing and fishing and will be remembered for the love and special times shared with his family and friends.
In addition to his beloved wife of 71 years, he is survived by a daughter, Sharon King of Collinsville; a son and daughter-in-law, Jeffrey and Mary “Mimi” Coy of Granite City; daughter-in-law, Linda Coy of Granite City; four grandchildren and their spouses, Jesse and Kelly Coy, Gary and Paula King, Beth and Keith Parris and Kathy and Rick Schellhardt; seven great-grandchildren, Alexandra and her husband, Michael McDaniel, Ryan King, Lauren and Westin Parris and Logan, Savannah and Landon Schellhardt; his granddog, Nicky; many nieces and nephews; other extended family and friends.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son, Richard Leon “Clint” Coy; son-in-law, Gary King; sister, Emma Walker and three brothers, Walden, Neuman and Robert Coy.
In celebration of his life, visitation will be at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014. Masonic services will be held at 7 p.m. Visitation will continue from 10 a.m. until time of funeral service at 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 24, 2014, at Gracepoint Church, 2450 Pontoon Road in Granite City with the Rev. Richard Schellhardt officiating. Burial with military honors will be at St. John Cemetery on Maryville Road in Granite City. Memorials may be made to Hospice of Southern Illinois or to Shriner’s Hospital for Children and may be accepted at the funeral home, www.irwinchapel.com.