by Paul Adkins
ALABASTER, Ala. — Dwight David McCoy, 59, of Alabaster, Ala., formerly of Matewan and Kenova, passed away Friday, November 23, 2012, in Yambio, South Sudan.
Born September 4, 1953, he was a son of Chester Lee McCoy of Alabaster and Yvonne Little McCoy of Kenova.
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, and 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.
Preceding him in death was his brother, Dr. Jeffrey Scott McCoy.
Survivors include his wife of 39 years, Shelley Clark McCoy; children, Dwight David McCoy II, Courtney McCoy (Joshua) Ward, Miranda McCoy (Nicholas) Carroll, and Kirby McCoy (David) Henderson; his stepmother, Diana McCoy of Alabaster; brother Tim (Sherry) McCoy of Pawleys Island, S.C.; sister, Trish (Wayne) Murphy of Delbarton; sister-in-law, Dr. Susan McCoy; grandchildren, Christian, Aubrey, and Lucy Ward and Wyatt and Walker Carroll, and several nieces and nephews.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, December 1, at Reger Funeral Chapel at Huntington. Burial will follow at McCoy Cemetery at Webb Road at Crum.
Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Condolences may be left at www.regerfh.com
Reger Funeral Home of Huntington is in charge of the arrangements.
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