Desper H. McCoy, known by his friends as “Mac McCoy” age 92 of Newburgh, IN, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2022 at Linda E White Hospice House in Evansville, IN. Desper was born Thursday, Sept. 11, 1930 in Quality, KY, to the union of Lucian Rex and Thelma Jenkins McCoy. Desper was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served during the Korean War and was an active member of the American Legion, Kapperman Post #44, Newburgh, IN. After Service, Desper worked at the Chrysler Plant for several years and then retired from Holderfield Battery Company. After his retirement he operated a used car lot in Newburgh known as Mac & Nix. In addition to his parents, Desper is preceded in death by his wife, Loyce Mayhugh McCoy, his only son, Benny Joe McCoy, two sisters; Gladean Givens and Effie June McCoy and nephew Gaylen Givens.
Desper is survived by sister, Carolyn Porter Givens (Roger), Morgantown, KY, his two granddaughters, Jennifer Jo McCoy (JT Dominick) and Kelsey Hart McCoy, both residing in Nashville TN, two sisters-in-law; Louise Mayhugh of Smith Grove, KY and Edith Mayhugh of Morgantown, KY, several beloved nieces and nephews, daughter-in-law, Liz McCoy, residing in Evansville, IN and long time friends Ronald Parker of Evansville, IN and Shirley Ashby of Central City, KY.
A Celebration of life will be held at a later date. All arrangements are under the direction of the Jones Funeral Chapel. Please share any photos, memories, condolences or light a candle in memory of Desper at www.jonesfuneralchapel.com. the Jones Funeral Chapel is honored to be serving the family of Desper H. McCoy.