Richard L. McCoy Jr. 52, of 46 Gatewood Road in Asheville was born December 13, 1966. He departed this life February 19, 2019.
He was preceded in death by his uncle Oscar McCoy, Sr., aunt Rosetta Davidson, grandparents Alphonzo and Rosebud McCoy, and Otto and Fannie Logan.
Richard was a graduate of Asheville High Class of “85”. He served with the ROTC and was also a member of the Asheville High track team. After graduating he enlisted in the US Army and was stationed in Fort Greely, Alaska.
He was a member of Tried Stone Missionary Baptist Church. Richard enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren, family and friends.
Left to cherish his memory is his wife Kristle McCoy, parents Richard and Nevada McCoy, sisters Kelly (Troy), Kendrick, and Wanda Holloway, his children Roderick McCoy, and Portia Pryor, stepchildren Michael Austin, Marquita Nesbitt, Marissa Nesbitt, and Marell Nesbitt, 17 grandchildren, sister-in-law Sarita Holloway, brother-in-law James Nesbitt, and a host of nephews, nieces, relatives and friends.
Services for Mr. McCoy will be held on Monday, February 25th at 12:00 pm at Tried Stone Missionary Baptist Church located at 100 Carroll Ave. There will be a visitation one hour prior to the funeral service.
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