Joseph Lee McCoy, of Salem, formerly of Blacksburg, passed away peacefully Saturday, April 22, 2023 at the age of 92. He was preceded in death by his wife of 46 years, Rebecca H. McCoy and his parents Vernon and Ruby McCoy.
Joe is survived by his children Sharon (Scott) Conner and Jim (Alicia) McCoy. Poppy leaves behind his five grandchildren [Chris (Sonnet) Conner, Andrew (Amy) Conner, Ian McCoy, Rachel McCoy (Isaac Haberman), and Jacob McCoy] and three great children, Marleigh, Micah and Ellie Conner, all of whom he loved beyond measure. Also surviving are Joe’s sister Joyce M Watson and brother Jerry (Sue) McCoy.
Joe was a Korean War veteran and retiree from General Electric in Salem. He was a lifetime fan of Virginia Tech football and was a fixture in Lane Stadium on Saturdays in the fall. He also loved going to Hokie bowl games and tailgating with family and friends (thank you Ray and Susan Byrd and Robert and Tonya Mitchem). The family wants to thank Dr. Delmas Bolin, the Richfield Living staff at Joseph C Thomas, Periwinkle Cottage and Long-Term Care, Blue Ridge Cottage as well as Legacy Hospice for their care and support.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in his memory to the Roanoke Rescue Mission or a charity of your choice. There will be a private family service at a later date.
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