Ira Ellsworth McCoy, 64, transitioned peacefully to his heavenly home on May 8, 2018. He was born to the late George B. McCoy and Ruth W. McCoy. He earned his diploma from Norview High School in 1972 after which he completed the Pipefitters/Plumbing Apprenticeship. Later on he served, as a licensed journeyman and as a member of the Plumbers/Pipefitters Union for a period of 35 years. He became CEO/Owner of his own business, “First Class Plumber and Heating Company”. In March of 1993, Mr. McCoy furthered his employment experience in which he was hired by Ford Motor Company, and he was a member of UAW919. He remainedthere until his retirement in September of 2007. Ira was a man of integrity, strong willed and walked in authority. He served as a former Deacon at Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church. A few of Ira’s favorite past times was nature watching, having biblical discussions and singing in which he accredited to his mother.
Ira was preceded in death by his beloved older brother George B. McCoy Jr., however in his loving memory, Ira leaves to cherish his four children; one son, James T. McCoy and three daughters; Lae’h McCoy-Lassiter, Lauren McCoy and Laina McCoy. He also leaves to cherish his six sisters and their spouses; Bernadette M. White (David), Angela D. Perry-McCoy, Cherryl M. Garris, Gay M. James-Parson (Alfred), Gale M. Franks (Carl), Sonja McCoy as well as a host of aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews