By: Ralph B. DavisManaging Editor
November 30, 2012
Dwight David McCoy, 59, of Alabaster, Alabama, formerly of Matewan and Kenova, died Friday, November 23, 2012 in Yambio, South Sudan.
He was born September 4, 1953 the son of Chester Lee McCoy of Alabaster, Ala. and Yvonne Little McCoy of Kenova, W.Va. Dwight was a 1973 graduate of Pikeville College with an associate degree in mining technology.
He was the owner of S&J Mining in Williamson for a number of years, Dwight served as the superintendent at Peabody Coal Company in West Kentucky, as mine foreman at V&M Coal Company in McCarr, Ky., and was part owner and founder of Mingo Cable Service in Delbarton. He later worked as President of Alabama Land and Mineral in Abernant, Ala. Dwight also worked with EMR as Project Manager in Hurricane Katrina cleanup work, he was a safety lead during the BP oil spill cleanup in Slidell, La., and Program Director during tornado cleanup efforts throughout Alabama and in Joplin, Mo. He most recently worked as the Country Director for SGI Global Holdings in Yambio, South Sudan.
He was preceded in death by his brother, Dr. Jeffrey Scott McCoy.
He is survived by his wife of 39 years, Shelley Clark McCoy; children, Dwight David McCoy II, Courtney McCoy Ward and husband Joshua, Miranda McCoy Carroll and husband Nicholas, Kirby McCoy Henderson and husband David. Survivors also include his stepmother, Diana McCoy of Alabaster; brother Tim McCoy and wife Sherry of Pawleys Island, S.C.; sister, Trish Murphy and husband Wayne of Delbarton; sister-in-law, Dr. Susan McCoy; grandchildren, Christian, Aubrey, and Lucy Ward; Wyatt and Walker Carroll; and several nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be held 6 p.m. to 8p.m. Friday, November 30, at the Reger Funeral Home, Huntington. Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, December 1, at the Reger Funeral Chapel, Huntington. Burial will follow at McCoy Cemetery, Webb Road, Crum.
Condolences may be made to the family at www.regerfh.com.