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Larry Coy
Apr 24, 1945 - Jun 14, 2017
Posted by: Martha Reddout


Larry Coy, son of Noble Coy and the late Claudia Coy, was born on April 24, 1945 in Elk City, Oklahoma and passed away in Austin, Texas on June 14, 2017.  His fierce intelligence, extraordinary integrity, and playful sense of humor will be sorely missed by all those who loved him.

Larry grew up in Retrop, Oklahoma and attended schools in both Retrop and Carter, Oklahoma. After graduating from high school, he furthered his education at the University of Oklahoma and Southwestern Oklahoma State University, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biological Sciences.  He then worked as a high school biology teacher for the school districts of Andover, Kansas and Sayre, Oklahoma, where he met his wife, Cheryl Elaine (Williams) Coy; they were married in Sayre on December 27, 1968.  After their marriage, Larry enlisted in the United States Navy and served during the Vietnam era stateside in Washington State and Alaska. Honorably discharged in 1973, Larry returned to college and obtained his Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Accounting. Larry had a long and successful banking career, holding positions at First State Bank in Elmore City, Oklahoma; First National Bank in Oklahoma City; Caribank in Dania, Florida; Community Bank in Bristow, Oklahoma; and First National Bank in Heavener, Oklahoma.  After his retirement in 2010, Larry and Cheryl moved to Georgetown, Texas and enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren in Texas and Florida. 

Throughout his life, Larry exhibited a strong work ethic and continued to farm and ranch at Retrop with his hero, his father Noble.  He was an active member of Mensa International, as was his mother Claudia before him.  In his spare time, he enjoyed reading thrillers, watching OU football, refining his photography skills, traveling (especially to San Francisco, Hawaii, and the mountains of New Mexico), and spending time with much-loved family and friends. He was also an expert in the administration of chocolate in case of emergency and could pull a leg with the best of them.

Larry is survived by his beloved wife of 48 years, Cheryl, of the home; two daughters, Cathleen Martin and husband Mike of Bastrop, Texas and Chanin Kelly and husband Pete of Trophy Club, Texas; and five grandchildren, Anna Kate Kelly, Henry Martin, Jack Kelly, Edward Martin, and George Martin.  He is also survived by his father Noble Coy of Retrop; sister Barbara Bartholomew and husband Keith of Carter; sister Lynda Erickson and husband Larry of Denton, Texas; brother Barry Coy of Merritt, Oklahoma; and a host of nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to one of the following organizations:

Seton Heart Specialty Care & Transplant Center
1301 West 38th Street #514
Austin, TX 78705

(make checks payable to the Seton Fund and write "VAD/Transplant Care" on the memo line) or
Retrop Baptist Church
c/o Debbie Wilson
12128 North 2020 Road
Elk City, OK 73644

Monday, June 19, 2017
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM

Whinery-Savage Funeral Service

403 W. Country Club
Elk City, Oklahoma 73644

Funeral Service
Tuesday, June 20, 2017
10:00 AM

Whinery-Savage Chapel

403 West Country Club
Elk City, Oklahoma 73644

Burial will follow in Poarch Cemetery.


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