November 28, 1918 ~ June 19, 2001
J.B. 'Mac' McCoy, 82, passed away June 19, 2001. Survived by his children, Patricia Lee (Salome) Vigil of Boise, Idaho, Robert W. (Eva) McCoy of Nephi, Utah, James W. (Collette) McCoy of Orem Utah, Elbert 'Ebb' McCoy of Pueblo, David W. (Sandra) McCoy of Alpine, Utah, and Rebecca J. McCoy of Pueblo; 23 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by his wife, Virginia McCoy on March 27, 1995; longtime companion, Alice Beth Habern on February 20, 1999; and son, Martin McCoy on December 7, 1999. J.B. was the only child born to Amanda Jane (nee Young) and William MacKenzie McCoy on November 28, 1918, in Bluefield, West Virginia. He served in the U.S. Navy during WWII and retired as a coal mine plant manager. Member of First United Methodist Church. Other memberships include American Legion, Ent Rod and Sportsman Club, NRA, Pueblo Gun Club and National Skeet Shooting Association where he served as state director for over 12 years, shot 45 years of registered targets and held state record for high over all average with 4 guns. He will lie in state at the funeral home from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. today. Funeral service will be held 12:30 p.m. Friday, June 22, 2001, at First Methodist Church, 11th and Court, with Reverend Richard Hendry officiating Military honors by Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team and interment will follow at Imperial Memorial Gardens. Memorials may be made to National Skeet Shooting Association through the funeral home.