Dwayne William McCoy, 68, of Swansea IL, born Thursday, September 13, 1951, in Belleville, IL, passed away Wednesday, June 3, 2020 at Jefferson Barracks VA Medical Center in St. Louis MO.
Dwayne retired from Peerless-Premier Appliance Co. after over 24 years, where he was an Enamel Worker. Dwayne enjoyed music, playing drums in local bands during the 60’s and 70’s including the country western band the Caballeros. He was a member of St. Paul United Church of Christ in Belleville, IL, the Stove Furnace Energy and Allied Appliance Workers Local #482, and the Musicians Union. Dwayne served in the US Army in the 1st Infantry Division (the Big Red 1).
He was preceded in death by his:
- Parents: Roscoe B McCoy Sr and Melba nee Kern McCoy
Surviving are his:
- Son: Dwayne Patrick McCoy of Swansea, IL
- Daughter: Kelli Sue Ramsey of Tulsa, OK
- Donald (Dianna) McCoy of Belleville, IL
- Russell (Jeannie) McCoy of Katy, TX
- Roscoe (Marsha) McCoy Jr. of O’Fallon, IL
- Brandon Patrick McCoy
- Lauren Paige Chesney
Memorials: Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or Wounded Warriors Project.
Services: Private family service. Interment at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery in St. Louis MO.
So sad to hear this. Last time I saw Dwayne, he took me to see Journey at Riverport. Had many good times at Chuck Inn. Will miss you, Dwayne.
Your family has my deepest sympathy. Dwayne was a Belleville neighborhood pal and “school buddy” at Humboldt, Franklin, and Central Junior High. We both played drums, but he excelled at percussion while I watched and admired his talent. Dwayne was a guy that you could disagree with and still be friends. His sense of humor drove me batty, and also made me laugh with gusto! The last time I spoke with him, he was employed at Small’s Clothing Store in downtown Belleville. He is someone from my youth that I will always remember fondly!