Fallen Hero: CW4(Ret) James (Tim) R. McCoy


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Colonial Chapel Funeral Home

3077 Simpson Hwy 13, Mendanhall, MS 39114


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Graveside Services

March 13, 2021, 3 PM, Macedonia Baptist Church Cemetery


Another great Soldier and Fallen Hero have been released from duty, passed from our ranks on March 11, 2021, and moved on to his heavenly home. CW4(Ret) James (Tim) (Pud) R. McCoy, age 81, a retired member of the MS Army National Guard who had served within HQ STARC and worked fulltime at AGO with the Operations Division of the O&T Directorate and at the USPFO-MS within the Internal Review Division has departed and gone to a better place with our good Lord.

It takes a special person to serve within the military for their country giving up their family time, comfort, and safety for their country, ultimately for all Americans to enjoy their freedoms, safety, and way of life.  We now applaud you for your service to our country.  A special message from General Douglas McArthur remains applicable today for our servicemen that have passed:  “Old Soldiers never die; they just fade away”.

Rest in Peace Soldier.  We applaud your patriotism and brave efforts in serving our country and your family for their support of your service.  We thank you for your service.  Without your efforts and your families’ support, this country would not stand so boldly, shine so bright and live so free.

You now have earned a rest, so go fly with the Angels, go rest high on that mountain; your work on earth is done.  Go to heaven a-shoutin’ Love for the Father and the Son.


James R. “Pud” McCoy, 81, of Mendenhall, Mississippi, passed away from his earthly home to his heavenly home on Thursday, March 11, 2021, at home. He was born Tuesday, March 28, 1939, in Naples, Texas.

A private graveside funeral service will be held Saturday, March 13, 2021, at 3:00 p.m. at Macedonia Baptist Church Cemetery in Mendenhall, Mississippi. The burial will follow in Macedonia Baptist Church Cemetery. Bro. David Jager will officiate. Colonial Chapel Funeral Home of Mendenhall is in charge of arrangements. (601) 847-4401

Mr. McCoy was a member of Macedonia Baptist Church.  He served as a Deacon and was a devoted Sunday School teacher for many years.  He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, son, brother, and friend.  He served our country in the United States Army National Guard for forty-three years retiring as a Chief Warrant Officer. He will be greatly missed by his loving family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Roger McCoy and Era Mosley McCoy; six brothers and two sisters.  Survivors include his loving wife of sixty-two years, Melanie Moak McCoy of Mendenhall; two sons, Jamey McCoy of Mendenhall and Patrick McCoy and his wife, Miranda, of Madison; one daughter, Christi McCoy Ramirez and her husband, George, of Brownsville, TX; five grandchildren, Michelle Winget and husband, Kevin, of Waco, TX, Michael Ramirez and wife Cassie, of Brownsville, TX, Aiden McCoy of Madison, Arin McCoy of Madison, and Elena McCoy of Madison; one sister, Shirley Stribling and husband, Bobby Joe, of Bradenton, FL; and a host of other family members and friends.

A special thanks to the Hospice Ministries for the loving care that they provided to our family.

Graveside Services

March 13, 2021, 3 PM, Macedonia Baptist Church Cemetery

Services provided by, Colonial Chapel Funeral Home, 3077 Simpson Hwy 13, Mendanhall, MS 39114, 601-847-4401