Otis Arthur McCoy Jr.
Avera, GA – Otis Arthur McCoy, Jr. 65, loving husband of 36 years to the late Gloria Leigh Lane McCoy, entered into his eternal rest Sunday morning, September 29, 2019 at his residence. Services to celebrate his life will be held in the James Funeral Home Chapel at 5:00 P.M. Wednesday afternoon, October 2, 2019 with Rev. William Alphus Edwards officiating. A private interment will be held at a later date.
Born to the late Virginia Irene Edwards and the late Otis Arthur McCoy, Otis was a native of Davisboro but was raised in Sardis, where he was a member of Sardis Baptist Church. Shortly after graduating from Sardis-Girard-Alexander High School where he was a star basketball player, Otis married and moved back to Davisboro where he and his wife owned and operated Quick Way Foods. He was also a truck driver, and after retiring from trucking, he worked as a fork lift operator for ThermoKing, retiring from there with over 15 years of service. He moved to “the farm”, located deep in the woods off Highway 88, in the late 1980’s. He loved the quiet and solitude of life on the farm. Being proficient with large equipment, he built a pond on the property, as well as created Rocky Comfort Trails ATV Park which exhibited his love for motorcycles and ATVs. A deal-maker, Otis loved to “buy and sale” and collected his “junk treasures”. After suffering serious injuries from a major accident involving heavy equipment in 2014, his health began declining and his very active life-style slowed. But he had a “never give up or quit” attitude and kept working at his beloved pond and farm. Otis had no fear and lived life to its fullest. An outgoing person, he was a very loyal and generous friend. Otis loved his family unconditionally and spending time with them gave him much joy. Otis will be greatly missed by all who had the privilege of knowing him.
Those left to cherish his memory include his daughter, Macy L. Walker (Waylon); sister, Cile Campbell (Todd—who he considered as his brother); two grandchildren, Gaven Kitchens and Madalyn Kitchens; two nephews, Flynt Campbell and Brynt Campbell; and many friends.
The family will receive friends after the services at James Funeral Home Wednesday evening, October 2, 2019.