W. Gibson McCoy

November 5, 1924 - December 5, 2008

11/05/1924 - 12/05/2008

Past Services

Monday December 15, 2008
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
McCoy- Altmeyer Funeral Home
44 - 15th St
Wheeling, WV 26003
Tuesday December 16, 2008
Greenwood Cemetery-Wheeling
National Road
Wheeling, WV 26003
304-232-0330 | Directions
Tuesday December 16, 2008
11:00 am
First United Presbyterian Church
1301 Chapline Street
Wheeling, WV 26003
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
McCoy- Altmeyer Funeral Home
44 - 15th St
Wheeling, WV 26003

McCoy, W. Gibson “Gib” of Wheeling, WV died Friday, December 5, in Ohio Valley Medical Center, Wheeling.

A life-long resident of Wheeling, he was born on November 5, 1924, the son of the late Richard T. and Doris Gibson McCoy. Gib graduated from Wheeling High School in 1940 at the age of fifteen and attended Culver Military Academy, graduating in June of 1942 to enter West Virginia University in the autumn of that year. He served in the Air Force throughout World War II, stationed in Burma, Indo – China until the end of the war, at which time he returned to W.V.U. to complete his studies, graduating from W.V.U. and Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science. While at WVU he served as president of Phi Kappa Psi fraternity and was later president of his class at Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science. Upon graduation Gib returned to Wheeling to serve as owner and operator of McCoy Funeral Homes, Inc. for more than fifty years.

Gib served the community of Wheeling in numerous ways. He was a member of Ohio Lodge 1, AF & AM; Scottish Rite, the Osiris Shrine, and Loyal Order of Jesters. He was active in the Jaycees, Red Cross, Kiwanis, and United Way, and served on numerous boards and committees including the Board of Directors of Wheeling National Bank, YMCA Board, Altenheim Retirement Home Board, The Home for Men in Warwood, WV., the National Funeral Director’s Association and the West Virginia Funeral Directors Association. He was a life long member of First Presbyterian Church, Wheeling, serving as an elder for over fifty years. Among his greatest accomplishments is the passing of his strong faith in Christ to his children and grandchildren through wise counsel and consistent example. It was this strong and steady faith and faithfulness that proved immeasurably beneficial throughout his life in his service to his family, friends and community. In the words of the Presbyterian Book of Common Worship, Gib has “made the world richer for his presence.”

He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Nancy James McCoy, one daughter, Judith McCoy Crews and her husband, Darryl, of Wheeling; one son, the Rev. Dr. William McCoy and his wife Mary Hopkins McCoy, of Charleston, W. Va.; his brother, Richard Thomas McCoy, Jr. of Timonium, Md,; and six grandchildren,

Friends and family will be received at McCoy Funeral Home, 44, 15th Street, Wheeling on Monday, December 15, 2 – 4 and 7 – 9 p.m. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, December 16, at First Presbyterian Church, 1307 Chapline Street, Wheeling.

Memorial contributions may be made to First Presbyterian Church, 1307 Chapline Street, Wheeling, WV 26003, or the Building Fund of C3 Church, 56 Parker St., Wheeling, WV.

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Rick & Beth Vorhees
8 years ago

Bill & Mary & Family,

In this difficult time, please know we love you and are thinking of you. We will see you soon. Our condolances also to Judy and her family and especially your Mom.

Gail Brandfass Horner
8 years ago

Dear McCoy family,

We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Mother was saddened by the news and sends her condolences. Gail Brandfass Horner

Michael and Peggie Fusick
8 years ago

Dear McCoy Family,

Our most sincere condolences for the passing of Gib. We know he will be greatly missed. Our prayers are with all of you.

Dortha Crews
8 years ago

Dear McCoy-Crews Family,

What a sad day for us, but a happy one for Gib.

Having known Gib and Nancy for 30 years and shareing our brillant, handsome grandsons, . I have many great memories, I could not even began to relay them all but one always stands out, at a barbaque at the McCoys, Nathan and Gib showed us how they both could wiggle their ears, I know there is a picture some where. How many of you knew that?

Thanks Gib and Nancy for shareing your wonderful Daughter, Judy with us, no one your Son and Daughter in law-, you did great there too.

I last saw Gib in May o8. at our youngest Grandson, Micah’s collage Graduation, Nancy I will always treasure that time we shared, course we were at Nathan and Chris’s graduation to make memories also, you are blessed, plus Granddaughters, how grand is that, 3 boys, three girls, It is said you are remembered not by what you do , but by what you leave behind, Well raise a glass to Gib and the wonderful things he left behind.

love to all, Dortha crews and family, there Gib. see you later, Hugs to all.

Sylvia McNeil
8 years ago

Dear Nancy and Family–To let you know so many thoughts and prayers are with you and yours–Take care–Keep the faith and My God Bless you with His Peace and Love–“When someone you love becomes a memory, that memory becomes a treasure!”–Sincerely, Sylvia and Dan McNeil–neighbors and friends

Midge and Dave Ayars
8 years ago

Dear Nancy, Judy, and Bill–How proud you all must be to have shared your lives with Gib. He was without a doubt one of the kindest, most Christian men we have ever had the priviledge of knowing. He is in a better place now and know that God will love and cherish him as we all have done. Our love, Midge and Dave

Joseph F, Coury
8 years ago

Gib was in my class of 1940 at Whg HI He was agreat student & well liked Our sympathy goes out to his family & may his soul rest in peace. Dorothy & Joe Coury

joni gooley
8 years ago

I wish that I was there to enjoy the stories. He was such a wonderful man, and a tremendous example to us all. His life is a testament to God and His faithfulness.

Hugs all around! Joni and Tim Gooley

Gary Colvin
8 years ago

Judy… we are sorry to hear about your loss. Please know that you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. We love you

Gary & Mary

Gail & Rich Pedersen
8 years ago

Nancy & family..

Our condolences and prayers. Gib was a good friend.

Sandra Theiss-Niven
8 years ago

To “ALL” of the McCoy family my deep sympathy, thoughts and prayers. Mr. Gib was very instrumental in many services for our family. Always the consumate professional We share in your loss.