Harry Lee McCoy

Friday, June 19, 2009
Harry Lee McCoy (Mac)

Harry Lee McCoy (Mac), 87 of Mountain Home, passed away on June 16, 2009 at Boise hospital. Per his request, no services are planned. In lieu of flowers a donation to your favorite charity can be made in Mac's memory. Cremation was under the direction of Rost Funeral Home, McMurtrey Chapel.

Mac was the only boy of four children, born to John and Maude McCoy on December 30, 1922 in Lincoln, West Virginia. His sisters were Marquaret Drake, Ruth Forther, and Olive Lucas. He married Mozell Mulling in the state of Kentucky August 15, 1949 and they were happily married for 43 years.

Mac joined the Military in 1942, which at the time was known as the Army Air Corps, and served in World War II. In 1947 he was transferred into the new Air Force. His 35 year career took him around the world including three tours to Vietnam, numerous destinations in the United States and was awarded countless decorations and rose to the rank of Chief Master Sergeant. Mac was well respected by his subordinates and his peers during his military service. He was transferred to Mountain Home in 1973 and retired from the Air Force in 1977 where he resided until he passed.

Mac was a true outdoors man and loved to hunt and fish, whether it was up in the mountains elk hunting or out in the Owyhee desert chukar hunting. He was also a long standing member of the Elk's Lodge 2276 and American Legion Post # 26.

His first wife, Mozell, passed away in 1992. Then in 1994 Mac met the second love of his life Carol Lee Beaver. With Carol at his side they together made it their quest to find the perfect fishing hole, the best camp site for hunting and to find the best bargains at the Giant Flee Market in Florida. Mac, never forgetting his roots in West Virginia, would try to make it home once a year to see his family. As part of the original McCoy family of the legendary Hatfield vs McCoy fame, visits home were very joyous and uniquely interesting.

Mac will truly be missed by his loving family in Idaho and West Virginia.

He was preceded in death by his first wife Mozell, his parents John and Maude McCoy, sister Marquaret, and his second wife Carol Beaver. He is survived by his sisters Ruth Fortner and Olive Lucas, his step-children Doug Beaver (Mae), Dennis Beaver (Pam), Ramona Mendenhall (Jay), Brenda Schwarze (Bob) and numerous other blood and step-relatives.