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Elvin McCoy

Obituary of Elvin McCoy

Elvin James “Red” McCoy, 79, husband of Deloris Thames McCoy, died Tuesday, July 9, 2019, at Prisma Health Richland Hospital in Columbia.


Born in Sumter, he was a son of the late Ernest J. McCoy and Mary Sevier McCoy. 


Mr. McCoy was retired from Campbell Soup Company.  He loved his kids, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, fishing and the sports of baseball and bowling as well as bingo and planting flowers.


Surviving are his wife of 59 years of Sumter; a son, Mark McCoy (Beckie); a daughter, Patricia Norton all of Sumter; 10 grandchildren, Mickel, Kirk, Ashliegh, Amanda, Charlotte, Jamie, Kacie, Kristie, Shannen, Ladonna; and 14 great-grandchildren.


He was preceded in death by a daughter, Wendy Karen McCoy and a brother, Alton McCoy.


Graveside services will be held at 2 P.M. Saturday at Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery with Rev. Aaron Reed officiating.


The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 P.M. Friday at the Elmore Hill McCreight Funeral Home and other times at the home.   


Online condolences may be sent to


Elmore Hill McCreight Funeral Home & Crematory, 221 Broad Street, Sumter, is in charge of the arrangements (803) 775-9386.