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William Mccoy

July 5, 1940 — December 28, 2022

Morton, MS

Graveside: 10am Friday, 12/30/2022 at Pulaski Cemetery.

Arrangements were entrusted to the care of Ott & Lee Funeral Home in Morton.


William Edward McCoy, age 82, a resident of Morton passed away at his home surrounded by his loving family on Wednesday, December 28, 2022.  Burial will be 10am Friday, December 30, 2022 at Pulaski Cemetery.  Arrangements were entrusted to the care of Ott & Lee Funeral Home in Morton.

Mr. McCoy was born in Scott County on July 5, 1940.  He loved the outdoors going hunting and fishing.  Mr. McCoy was a man with a very unique personality.  He was known as grumpy gramps to the family and he would like a good argument because he was always the winner.  He will be greatly missed by all who loved and knew him.

He is preceded in death by his wife, Marie McCoy; parents, Donald Edward McCoy and Mary Pauline Neal McCoy; 2 daughters, Cathy Jo Fitzhugh and Sandra Kay Sellers; 1 great grandchild, Reggie Lee Merchant; siblings, Richard McCoy and Donna Warren; 2 sons-in-law, Oscar Fortenberry and Reggie Merchant.

He is survived by his children, Patricia Tadlock (Paul) of Lake, Amy Lee Merchant of Morton, Carol McCoy of Morton and Glen McCoy (Lisa) of Pelahatchie; sister, Retha Porter (Daniel) of Morton; 10 grandchildren; a host of great grandchildren and friends.

Pallbearers will be Braden Fitzhugh, Josh Merchant, Lee Sellers, Chanler Watkins, Joey Holmes and Chris Gray.  Honorary pallbearers will be Randy McCoy, John Mikel Merchant, Lance Porter, Skilar Squires and Braxton Whitt.



Gaily bedight,
A gallant knight,
In sunshine and in shadow,
Had journeyed long,
Singing a song,
In search of Eldorado.

But he grew old—
This knight so bold—
And o’er his heart a shadow—
Fell as he found
No spot of ground
That looked like Eldorado.

And, as his strength
Failed him at length,
He met a pilgrim shadow—
‘Shadow,’ said he,
‘Where can it be—
This land of Eldorado?’

‘Over the Mountains
Of the Moon,
Down the Valley of the Shadow,
Ride, boldly ride,’
The shade replied,—
‘If you seek for Eldorado!’

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Graveside Service

Friday, December 30, 2022

10:00 - 10:30 am (Central time)

Pulaski Independent Methodist Cemetery


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