Brian Clark McCoy, 48, of Statesville, N.C., died Friday, April 10, 2020, at the Gordon Hospice House. Born in Moore County, N.C., on April 19, 1971, he was a son of Larry and Charlot Fox McCoy, both of whom survive.

He attended Covenant A.R.P. and Fairview Baptist churches. He was a police officer for the Cleveland, Statesville, and Spencer police departments and was the chief of the Landis Police Department. He enjoyed the martial arts, holding a 6th-degree black belt, and he enjoyed art and creating art. He was a graduate of Western Carolina University.

Survivors, in addition to his parents, include a son, Joshua McCoy; and daughters, MaryKate McCoy and Adriana McCoy Quintana. Also surviving is a sister, Kathryn Lane (Jimmy).

Graveside services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday, April 16, at Beulah Baptist Church Cemetery with Rev. Henry Cook, Rev. Brian Burgess and Michael Sharpe officiating. The family will speak with friends at the cemetery following the service.

The family expresses appreciation to everyone at the Gordon Hospice House for their compassionate care of Brian.

Condolences may be sent online to the family to Memorials may be given to Purple Heart Homes, 755 Washington Street, Statesville, NC 28677.

Nicholson Funeral Home is entrusted with the arrangements.

2 thoughts on “Brian Clark McCoy

  1. Sandra Root says:

    Larry and Charlotte: I am so sorry for your loss. May Jesus Christ give you His comfort and peace through this heartbreaking time.

  2. David Shuping MAJ CAP says:

    I will miss Brian. I was honored when he asked me to teach the basics of search and rescue to his Landis officers. I know from private conversations how proud he was of his kids. I will always remember him as a man of integrity and one who did not take the easy way out of things, regardless of the consequences. Thanks for the example, Brian! Prayers for the family as you prepare for the real new normal.

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