Gene H. McCoy, 85, lifelong resident of Decatur County and a descendent of pioneer families, passed away on July 4, 2021. He was born on August 20, 1935, in Greensburg, the son of Eugene Meek and
Lillian Hamilton McCoy. Gene was a 1953 graduate of Greensburg High School and attended Hanover
College. On August 6, 1961, he married Linda L. Swift at the Kingston Presbyterian Church.
For 30 years, Gene operated the family farm known as TERRA-VISTA-MANOR, located just south of
Kingston. He produced registered and commercial hogs, selling in Indiana, Ohio, and Kentucky, and exported to Taiwan. In addition to hogs, Gene also produced and marketed beef cattle, and sheep. Gene, along with his family, showed hogs in local, state, and national livestock competitions. He was a member of several local, state, and national livestock organizations. After retiring from farming in 1986, Gene and Linda moved from the farm into town. He worked as an advertising representative for WTRE Radio Station. He was a member of the First Baptist Church, Gideons International and was a Charter member of the Decatur County Gideons and the Decatur County Historical Society. Gene was a member of Right to Life and the Power of the Past. Gene was a former Sunday school teacher, youth worker, lay speaker, church officer, and served on evangelical committees. He served on the State Cabinet of Gideons International for four years as well as local Gideon offices, American Red Cross, American Heart Association, American Cancer Society, Bread of Life and Kiwanis.
Survivors include: Daughters-Julia McCoy (Paul M.) Ewer of Noblesville and Jill McCoy of Indianapolis;
Brother in Law- Larry L. (Pam) Swift of Nashville, TN; Nieces- Gretchen (Rich) Kalonick of Nashville, TN and Rebecca Swift of Brentwood, TN; Great Niece- Polly M. Kalonick and Great Nephew Pete Kalonick both of Nashville, TN. He was preceded in death by his Parents, Wife- Linda L. McCoy and infant twin brothers.
A visitation for family and friends will be held on Friday, July 9, 2021 from 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm at the First Baptist Church, 209 W. Washington Street, Greensburg, Indiana. Funeral services will be Saturday, July 10, 2021 at 10:00 am, friends may visit an hour prior, with Pastor Cliff Bunch officiating. Burial will follow at South Park Cemetery. Memorial contributions can be made to the Gideon Living Memorial Bible Plan or the Donor’s favorite charity. Online condolences can be made to the family at www.gilliland-howe.com