Jerry Lee McCoy
Jerry Lee McCoy, 82, of Middlebury, died at 8:28 am on Sunday, September 2,
at his residence. He was born on September 16, 1935 in Dayton, OH, to Edgar
and Mildred (Willis) McCoy. On June 8, 1957 in Dayton, Ohio he married
Peggy Ann Morelock, she died November 23, 2004. Surviving are two sons,
Brian (Mary) McCoy of Indianapolis and Ken (Jo) McCoy of South Bend; son-
in-law, Barry Schmell of Middlebury; nine grandchildren and four great-
grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife and a daughter,
Deborah Schmell. Jerry had worked for 45 years as a Master Pattern Maker,
beginning his career making patterns for the US Air Force. He then worked
for Kuhn’s Foundry in Ohio and later for NIBCO in Elkhart where he served as
the corporate supervisor in patternmaking. He was an avid golfer, IU
basketball fan, woodworker, and was an annoying Ohio State Buckeye fan.
He enjoyed fishing and was a member of First United Methodist Church of
Middlebury, where he had been very active. More than anything else he
enjoyed spending time with his family at the lake house, where he was
known as a Grill Master. Visitation will be from 4:00 to 8:00 pm on
Wednesday, September 5, at Miller-Stewart Funeral Home, 1003 South Main
Street Middlebury. Funeral services will be at 10:00 am on Thursday,
September 6, at First United Methodist Church, 720 South Main Street
Middlebury. Services will be conducted by Pastors Ron Russell and Barry
Schmell. Burial will be in Grace Lawn Cemetery, Middlebury. Memorials may
be given to First United Methodist Church or Stone Lake Conservation Club.  
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May God love you, and welcome you into his loving arms. It was pleasure to
have known you.
From: Jim Montgomery
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I worked very closely with Jerry all the years he was at Nibco. He was a
pleasure to work and travel with, and just be in his company. He was an easy
person to consider a "friend".
From: Tom Heerschop
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Dear all -- Loved your dad and have many fond memories. So sorry we aren't
able to attend the visitation -- love and hugs!
From: Danny and Renee' Cocanower