Victor McCoy
Victor McCoy

Obituary of Victor Richard McCoy

Victor Richard McCoy June 30, 1939 to April 14, 2023

During Victor’s life he was known by many names; Dickie, Dick, Big Mac (Army), Victor, Vic and Snugy1 (CB Handle).  He began his life with Victor Eugene and Nora Jean McCoy (nee Wilson) on their farm in Westfir, Oregon. His big brother, Kenneth was already waiting and his sisters Colleen and Joyce completed the family. 

He was educated in nearby Oakridge, Oregon and had a paper route, delivering the Oregonian newspaper on his bike to keep him in pocket money and rewards.  He graduated from Oakridge High School Class of 1957! Many times he used the train boxcars or hitchhiked to travel to Eugene, Oregon. 

Dick worked with his Dad at Hines Lumber Company. In 1957 Margie Ann Wood said “yes” to his proposal and they parented Richard Daniel and Christine Ann until they divorced. 

Uncle Sam called him to serve in the US Army at Camp Leroy Johnson in New Orleans, Louisiana; during which time he met Lulu Belle Kitatowski. He became an instant Dad to her daughter Christine and Yolanda, then Denise joined them in 1964.

Upon his Honorable Discharge from the army, they came home to Oregon where he went to work in Road Construction associated with the NFS operating heavy equipment. Using his VA benefits, he attended night school at Lane Community College for 2 years and acquired an Associate’s Degree in 1970.  They purchased a home on Jasper Road in Springfield, Oregon and truck driving became his employment, working for several companies including Stafek & Sons and Lou A. Surcamp Logging.  Their marriage ended.  In 1981 Victor married Janet Haxby in Eugene. Her son, Douglas and daughter, Debra fulfilled the extended family.  Victor started work for Eugene Sand & Gravel in 1991 and retired in 2001.  He called it “The best job he ever had!” and was proud to be a member of the Teamsters Union. 

His personal interests included hunting, fly-fishing, canine critters, and camping in the Great Outdoors, especially Summit Lake.  Bowling Leagues and horseshoe tournaments suited his competitive nature along with the OSU Beavers and NASCAR #3!  His dream had been to be an Archaeologist and he never stopped learning.  He enjoyed documentaries about WWII and Egypt.  He was a Wiz with numbers and statistics plus he believed in Aliens!  His Family meant everything to him, and he felt blessed to have all of them as part of his life regardless of the circumstances.

His legacy was to always give 110%, spend all you need, save all you can, have fun and make everyone smile. He never met a stranger!  His plans to start travelling on his Can-Am Spyder Trike ended due to health issues.  He succumbed to Alzheimer’s’ Disease at home on April 14, 2023 at 9:00AM with his wife present. He was buried on Tuesday April 18th at Springfield Memorial Gardens with some family members and friends in attendance.

He was pre-deceased by his parents, Victor Eugene McCoy and Nona Jean McCoy (nee Wilson), his sister, Colleen Bucholtz and her husband, Steve, his son, Douglas Craig Haxby, and his daughter, Denise Renae McCoy, his granddaughters, Genevieve (Jenny) Marie McCoy and Chelsea Victoria McCoy and Adrianna Rose McCoy and his grandson Jordan Michael McCoy.

His is survived by his wife, Janet Bernardo Haxby McCoy, his brother, Kenneth Alan McCoy (Kathy), his sister, Joyce Burgess (Ron), his son, Richard Daniel, his daughters, Christine Wallachy (Randy), Yolanda Maher (Marc), and Debra Thomas (Duane), as well as 9 grandsons, 7 granddaughters and numerous great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

A portion of Psalms 23 says, “He leadeth me beside still waters. He restoreth my Soul.” He is Home again on his beloved North Fork of the Willamette River casting his sparse gray hackles upon those pristine waters for all time and eternity.

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