Lum Eugene McCoy 1923 - 2009 Kansas City, Mo.
Services for Lum Eugene McCoy, 86, Kansas City, Mo., were Monday, Sept. 14, 2009.
Mr. McCoy died Friday, Sept. 11, 2009.
He was born July 20, 1923, to Lum and Mary Elizabeth (Phillips) McCoy in Old Success in Texas County, Mo. He left Texas County to serve in the U.S. Army.
Upon his return in 1947, he married Marjorie Ardella Richards on Dec. 3, 1947. They remained married 55 years until her death in 2003. From this union, five children were born and raised. Mr McCoy spent many hours coaching baseball teams of local children of the east bottoms area of Kansas City, Mo. He became a lifetime member of the 3&2 Baseball Association of Greater Kansas City. He worked 35 years for Santa Fe Railroad, retiring July 31, 1984.
He was preceded in death by a brother, two sisters and his grandson, Jonas Wade McCoy.
He is survived by sons, Larry and wife, Judy, of Odessa, Mo., Kenneth of Valley Falls, David and wife, Dee, of Kansas City, Mo., and James of the home; daughter Marsha McKenzie and husband, Allen, of Raytown, Mo.; 15 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; two brothers; and three sisters.
Contributions may be made to Kansas City Hospice House, 12000 Wornall Rd, Kansas City, Mo., 64145 or at www.kansascityhospice.org.
Arrangements: Newcomer’s White Chapel Funeral Home (816-452-8419)