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On Wednesday, November 30th, our treasured husband, father, father-in-law, grandfather, sibling, and friend Fred Joseph McCoy passed away. He was eighty-six years old.
Born to George Alexander and Josephine Fandal McCoy, on April 11, 1936, Fred was one of twenty siblings who shared the small family home in Slidell, Louisiana. After serving in the United States Air Force – where he earned his GED, Fred began his career as a union Ironworker (Local 58) and then embarked on a series of ever-expanding roles in the construction industry. It was in one of these roles that he met Susan – the love of his life. They married in 1977 – the second marriage for them both – and have remained devoted to each other for 45 years.
Whether as a father who prized his family over anything in the world; as a construction executive, where he built multiple organizations and led projects all over the world; as a youth cubmaster, scoutmaster, and coach; or in the countless times he mentored, supported, and championed the women and men he encountered, Fred lived his life for others. He believed that the greatest contribution we can make in our lives is to make the lives of those around us richer and more complete – a belief he practiced without fail until his dying day.
Fred is survived by his loving wife Susan; by sons Christopher Stevens and Joshua McCoy; by daughters Julie Lyons and Patti Sarrailee; by daughter-in-law Heather Beebe Stevens; by grandchildren Isabelle Stevens, Elijah Stevens, Alexander McCoy, and Julia McCoy; by sister Ruth Ouder; by brothers John and Fritz McCoy; and faithful friends Charlie and Pam Bledsoe, Stephanie Morgan, David Stricker, and Rick Eoff.
Fred is proceeded in death by his parents; by his sisters Ethel McQueen, Helen Moran, Doris Wade, Agnes Baker, Augusta Parker, and Katie Brannon; and by his brothers James, Manuel, Howard, and Donald McCoy.
A Mass of Christian burial will be held at St. Agnes Church, located at 1680 Dixie Highway in Fort Wright, Kentucky, at 11:30 a.m. on Friday, January 6th, 2023. A visitation will be held at the church that same day between 10:45 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Middendorf Funeral Home in Ft. Wright are handling the arrangements.
In his final days, Fred and his family were greatly assisted by the amazing work of the people of Bluegrass Hospice Care. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial gifts be sent to Bluegrass Hospice Care to help continue their vital mission. Online condolences to: www.middendorf-funeralhome.com
Friday, January 6, 2023
10:45 - 11:30am (Eastern time)
Friday, January 6, 2023
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