Johnnie McCoy

Johnnie was born in Panther Creek, West Virginia, on February 2, 1920, he passed away peacefully November 1, 2021, at the age of 101, the oldest of 14 children. He enlisted in the Navy in 1938 and assisted in commissioning the USS Washington BB56 Battleship in 1941. He later transferred with the Navy to Winter Haven, Florida.

He established the Orange Motor Company in Orlando and was associated with the Orlando Auto Auction. He was a Nascar owner of a Golden Hawk, which in 1956 raced on the Beach in Daytona and at Lakewood Speedway in Atlanta.

In 1962 he established St. Pete Auto Transport, transporting vehicles across the United States. From 1962 to 1974 Johnnie was associated with St. Pete Auto Auction, Lakeland Auto Auction, and continued Orlando Auto Auction.

Johnnie returned to West Virginia, in 1974 and helped form Mid-Mountain Coal Company and was Vice President of Mining Operations.

Johnnie returned to Pinellas Park, in 1977 and established 28th Street Auto Sales with his wife Mary retiring in 2004. Johnnie enjoyed retirement by pruning and preening their beautiful half acre yard.

He was preceded in death, by his daughter Cathy (Petite) McCoy Miller and daughter-in-law Doreen M. Carney. He is survived by his best friend and wife of 54 years, Mary E. McCoy; brother, Willis (Sonny) McCoy; sons, John H. (Jabo) McCoy, Kevin L. Carney, Sr. and his wife Mayor Sandra Bradbury Carney, Brian K. Carney and his wife Jodi, Thomas K. (Kirby) Carney; many nieces, nephews, grandchildren and great grandchildren.

His Celebration of Life and Grave-side Ceremony at Sunnyside Cemetery will be announced later.

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2 months ago

I will miss u so much dad I love you allways Kirby

Barbara Casper
2 months ago

Johnny (Dad) you will always be in my heart. Thank you for always being there for me and Kevin (JR). Thank you for all the great memories. I will always cherish them.

Joe Toothman
2 months ago

He was a amazing person, and will be missed,
Hes watching his wrestling now and can hear it…lol
Love you Jonnie McCoy
Joe T.

Laura Bishop💁‍♀️
2 months ago

Uncle Johnny, you hold a special place in my heart. Thank you to you and Aunt Mary for being so welcoming to me in Florida when I was on my own. I could sit and here your stories all day! Love you so much. You’ll be missed but never forgotten. Your northern neice, Laura

2 months ago

I’ll miss our talks for sure… (never knew what the heck you were going to say )…welcomed me as part of the Family… For that (POP) I will be eternally grateful, my heart is heavy now and I’m kind of at a loss for words, you were a welcomed fixture in so many lives. God broke the mold when he made you sir, until we meet again my dear friend Godspeed.

LaVerda "Bobbi" Falkenburg
2 months ago

John, was a wonderful friend .. l along with my late husband Dr. Louis Falkenburg and friend Dr. Cy DeLaurier, had many good times with John and Mary.. My heart goes out to Mary and all the family.. ❤️🙏🌹

Earl Miller
2 months ago

I was so lucky to be part of Johnnie s family. Petite and I had great times with you. May you rest in peace l

2 months ago

I know he is watching us and having a good time where he is. We will miss you, Johnny! Until we see you again! You’re one of a kind. Rest in peace…

2 months ago

John it was very nice having you in my life for the small time that god allowed you to be in my life you and Mary taught me many things to become a strong woman and to raise my children children as a single parent thank you for listening to me and helping me when I always needed help with the kids rest in peace John love Kelly Inglis ❤

2 months ago

RIP Uncle Johnnie. Go with God. Love you.

Linda Langford
2 months ago

Uncle Johnny, you will be missed. I hate that I didn’t get to see you more and be able to hear stories of you, Mom and your brothers and sisters growing up. Mom told us some stories but I bet you could have added a lot more good stories. Love

Jennie Lynn Hatfield Lawrence
2 months ago

I will always remember you coming to West Virginia for Christmas one year with Petite and playing Twister with me. One of my best memories. You will be missed. Love you.

Sheila Wasung
1 month ago

Uncle Johnny. I didn’t get to talk to you until later in our lives. After Aunt Mary tracked me down (at my job, LOL) to tell me she and Uncle Johnny could fill me in on some family history that would help in my genealogy interest. You were so humorous and colorful in describing the McCoy family and I’ll never forget your little tidbits, especially about Grandma Phoebe. I know you’re still telling funny stories wherever you are and amusing everyone around you. RIP

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