Stanley Elisha McCoy, 96, of Duncan, Okahoma passed away Sunday June 9, 2019 at the West Wind Assisted Living in Marlow.
A Graveside Service will beheld at 10:00AM Friday June 14, 2019 at the City of Marlow Cemetery with Rev. Dr. Janice Sharp officiating. Services are under the direction of the Don Grantham Funeral Home, Duncan.
His family will visit with friends at the funeral home Thursday, June 13th from 5-7PM.
Stanley E. McCoy was born on 1 January 1923 to Herbert Elisha McCoy and Emma Alzada Walburn McCoy at the family home in Beatrice, Nebraska. He passed on 9 June 2019 in Marlow, Oklahoma.
Stanley was the third child born to Herbert and Emma, a brother Vaughn and a sister Vera. Stanley McCoy graduated from Blue Hill High School in Blue Hill, Nebraska and then attended Wentworth Military Academy in Lexington, Missouri. He was accepted into Kansas City Dental College in Kansas City, Missouri on a U.S. Army war-time program. Upon graduation he was commissioned a Captain in the United States Army, Dental Corps and was assigned to United States Army Europe. His port of embarkation was Ft. Dix, NJ and he travelled to Europe on a Victory ship with other medical and dental personnel. He was stationed initially in Salzburg, Austria and then was reassigned to the 95th General Hospital in Frankfurt, Germany. While stationed in Frankfurt, Germany he met 1st Lieutenant Imogene Renfro who was assigned to the hospital as a physical therapist. They were married on 5 June 1948. While in Frankfurt, Germany twin sons, Patrick Murray and Michael Carey were born to Stanley and Imogene. While stationed in Germany he purchased a 1949 Ford, one of the first automobiles produced for the civilian market after, WWII, through the Post Exchange and he and Imogene traveled extensively through Germany and France. At the end of his tour in Europe, he was assigned to Ft. Riley, Kansas. After completing his tour of duty at Ft. Riley he was assigned to Brooke General Hospital at Ft. Sam Houston, Texas. Upon the end of the Korean War, Stanley McCoy left the army and established a private dental practice in Laramie, Wyoming. He maintained the practice until his retirement in 1987 when he moved to Duncan, OK with his wife Imogene.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Imogene in September 2000 and a grandson, Brendan McCoy.
Stanley E. McCoy is survived by his two sons, Patrick M. McCoy of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma and Michael C. McCoy of Perryville, MD; 5 grandchildren; and 7 great grandchildren.
Online condolences may be sent to his family at: www.granthamfuneralhomes.com