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Obituary for John Joseph Coy
John Joseph Coy, age 79, of Chrisman, IL, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, July 21, 2016.
John was born September 14, 1936 in Metcalf, IL to Joe and Olive (Rhyan) Coy. He was a 1955 graduate of Young America High School and farmed in northern Edgar County. John was a member of the Metcalf Christian Church where he served as an elder for many years. He also was a member of the Hume Masonic Lodge 829, the Edgar County Shrine Club, the Ansar Shrine in Danville, the Springfield Grand Lodge AF & AF-IL, and was a 32nd degree mason. He also served as commissioner for the Hughes Drainage District and Shiloh #2 Township. He loved farming and was very proud of his John Deere equipment which he kept in immaculate condition. He also enjoyed antique tractors and was a former member of the I & I Antique Tractor Association. John was a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather, and uncle, and his greatest joy was being with his family.
He is survived by his wife of fifty-five years: Marcella Kay (Jones) Coy; two daughters: Kay Ann Coy of Noblesville, IN and Betty Jo (Eric) Shorts of Carmel, IN; a granddaughter: Elise Shorts of Carmel, IN; a niece: Paula (Colin) McClain of Shelbyville, IL; and two nephews: Mark (Sharon) Julian of Springfield, MO and Kevin (Pam) Julian of Metcalf, IL. He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother: Robert Coy; a sister: Joan Julian; and a niece: Sheila Julian Wright.
Visitation will be held on Sunday, July 24, 2016 from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. CST at the Metcalf Christian Church. Funeral services will be held on Monday, July 25, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. Burial will follow in Woodland Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorials may be made to the Metcalf Christian Church.