Allen McCoy

Obituary of Allen Edwin McCoy

Allen Edwin McCoy, 69, passed away on Saturday, July 2nd, 2022, at home with his family after a short battle with cancer. Allen was born on July 19th, 1952 in Cherokee, NC. Allen is preceded in death by his mother Bethna McCoy, his granddaughter Beverly Walker, and his stepfather-in-law John Ryan. He is survived by his wife Michelle “Becky” Saunooke-McCoy and his children Charlene McCoy (Goose), Kevin McCoy (Undine), Joe McCoy (Nikki), Crystal Jenkins (Greg), and Rose Campbell (James). Step-children Tonya Maney, Dalton Maney (Raymonda), and Jessica Maney as well as 19 grandchildren and many great-grandchildren, nieces, and nephews. Also, surviving is his father Charles McCoy, and brothers Jeff (Chrissy) and Norman McCoy. Step-sisters Cheryl Shell (Rick) and Rose Maney. Mother-in-law Barbara Saunooke, sister-in-law Kim Saunooke (Mike), and brother-in-law Shawn Saunooke. Special daughter Jordan Maples (AJ), special friend and hiking partner Barbara McCoy, special friend Barb Waldroup, and special ankle-biter Jazzy. He was “Pepaw” to most and AE to others. His early careers included mining and tunneling which lead him traveling across the country. However, his heart always led him back home to Cherokee, NC where he spent the rest of his years. Most weekends you would find him hiking or enjoying family and friends in the comfort of his home. He will be remembered for his infectious laugh, exaggerated stories, and dance moves. The love he had for his family was immeasurable and he will be missed by many. Funeral services will be held at 3:00 pm Friday July 8th, 2022 in the chapel of Crisp Funeral Home. Ben Reed will officiate with burial to follow at Birdtown Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 5:00-9:00 pm on Thursday July 7th, 2022 at Crisp Funeral Home. Pall bearers will be Greg Jenkins, Dalton Maney, Joseph McCoy, Tyler McCoy, Logan Arch, Charlie Bird, and Darrell Platt.
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Thursday
7
July

Visitation

5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday, July 7, 2022
Chapel of Crisp Funeral Home
669 Highway 19 South
Bryson City, North Carolina, United States
828-488-3222
Friday
8
July

Funeral Service

3:00 pm
Friday, July 8, 2022
Chapel of Crisp Funeral Home
669 Highway 19 South
Bryson City, North Carolina, United States
828-488-3222
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