Willard L. “Willie” Coy, age 77, of Jackson, passed away on Monday, Sept. 9, 2019 at the VA Medical Center in Chillicothe, Ohio. He was born in Jackson, Ohio on Aug. 9, 1942 to the late Willard and Genieve (Brown) Coy. He is survived by his wife, Ronna J. (Orender) Coy, and his sisters: Tami Sech and Dora (Larry) Bartow.
Willie was loved by everyone. He was a veteran of the United States Navy. He enjoyed whistling (some people knew him as “Whistling Willie”), karaoke, playing poker, going to the horse races and to the AMVETS and VFW.
The family would like to welcome everyone to attend the “Celebration of Willie’s Life” held on Saturday, Sept. 28 from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Gear Grinders Building (formerly known as the Jaycee Building) on Crossland Street in Jackson. Everyone is welcome to bring a dish, dessert, drinks and you are welcome to share your stories and memories of “Willie”. It would be greatly appreciated.
A private military service by the Disabled American Veterans Chapter 45 will be held at the convenience of the family. Arrangements are under the direction of the Mayhew-Brown Funeral Home and Southern Ohio Cremation Services in Jackson. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.mayhew-brownfuneralhome.com