Andrew Gordon Coy of Kirksville, 86, passed away at home with his family by his side on Sunday, July 17, 2022.
Andrew was born to Dean Andrew Coy and Arlene Dimmit Coy in Pure Air, Missouri, on August 30, 1935.
He is proceeded in death by his parents, Dean and Arlene Coy; one son, Charles Michael Coy; his brothers, Eldon Coy and Jimmy Dean Coy; one sister, Janet Coy Way; brother-in-laws: John Way, Ward Payne, John Auseon, and Lloyd Campbell; one sister-in-law, Mary Lou Campbell.
Gordon is survived by his wife of 65 years, Lenora Ann Nicholas; 3 sons and their wives, Kenneth Andrew (Dawn), Jeffery Alan (Rhonda), Christopher Brian (Shana); one sister, Jeanie Auseon; nine grandchildren, ten great grandchildren; three sister-in-laws, Vicki Coy, Jeanne Coy, Arlene Payne and one brother-in-law, James Author Nicholas.
Gordon started school at Golden Rule in Pure Air then attended Kirksville School where he graduated in 1955. He served his country for 25 years. He served in the 5th Special Forces Group, Green Beret,
where he achieved many accommodations including: Bronze Star (Valor), Purple Heart, Joint Service Ribbon, Army Achievement. He also received Airborne Master Jump, HALO Jump Master. He served 1 ½ years in the Mike Force Unit in Vietnam. His last tour of duty was in 1977, Berlin Germany.
Andrew and his family returned to Kirksville where he became Maintenance Supervisor for the Kirksville School District for 15 years.
Gordon loved hunting and fishing with his sons and grandchildren. He was an avid gunsmith and craftsman. Gordon was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and friend and was a man of many talents and a wealth of information. He will be greatly missed by all that knew him.
Public visitation will be held Thursday, July 28, 2022 from 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM in the chapel of Travis-Noe Funeral Home in Kirksville.
Funeral service will be held Friday, July 29, 2022 at 10:00 AM at Travis-Noe Funeral Home. Interment will follow the funeral in the Missouri Veterans Cemetery in Jacksonville, Missouri at 1:00 PM.
In lieu of flowers, donations to the Green Beret Foundation. Online donations: https://greenberetfoundation.org/donate. Green Beret Foundation, 14351 Blanco Road, San Antonio, TX, 78216. Memorials may be left at or mailed to Travis-Noe Funeral Home, P.O. Box 306, Kirksville, MO 63501.