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Charles Edward McCoy

September 30, 1936 ~ May 10, 2020 (age 83)


CHAMPAIGN, IL- Charles Edward McCoy, 83, of Champaign, IL, passed away at 9:38 PM, Sunday, May 10, 2020 at his residence.

There will be a private family funeral service on Monday, May 18, 2020 at the Renner-Wikoff Chapel, 1900 S. Philo Rd., Urbana, IL.  Burial will be held at Eastlawn Cemetery, Urbana.

Charles was born September 30. 1936 in Urbana, IL, a son of Ralph E. McCoy, Sr. and Ella Anna (Wildenradt) McCoy.  Survivors include a sister, Agnete Miller and husband, Lenny Sr of Redondo Beach, California, nephews, Jarred Miller of Redondo Beach and Lenny Miller Jr. Grover Beach California, nieces, Ella McDaniel of Greenwood, Indiana, and Marina Scarano McCoy of Tallahassee, Florida, sister-in-law, Reyna McCoy of Champaign, Illinois, and longtime close friend, Elizabeth Davison of Champaign, Illinois.

He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, Ralph McCoy, Jr. and Dennis McCoy.

Charles graduated in 1955, from Edison High school Champaign.

He served in the Army as a medic from 1958 to 1962. While serving, he was stationed in Fulda, Germany.

Charles retired after 30 years from the University of Illinois, Champaign – Urbana. Prior to that, among other jobs, he held positions at the Meadow Gold Creamery, Champaign, Ozark Airlines at Willard Airport, Savoy, Illinois.

Like his father, Charles was an avid old car enthusiast, with a penchant for Buicks. Having owned many over the years. Charles remained in the same home, his parents acquired in 1945, at the age of eight, until his passing.  Though he was a very independent individual, he was always there to offer support and aid to those he cared for and loved at a moment’s notice, and, never expected anything in return. He loved to travel, though that diminished due to his ill health in recent years, and frequently reminisced of his memory of life while stationed in Germany.  He loved to dance, which he learned formally while stationed in Germany. He loved meeting people, and valued and maintained those relationships over the years.

Due to the current pandemic, an announcement will be posted in the News Gazette, at a future date, regarding a celebration of life event.

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