McCoy, Ruth Minnick

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Ruth Naomi Minnick McCoy, of Radford, passed away Saturday, August 15, 2015 at Commonwealth Assisted Living in Christiansburg. Ruth was a former employee of Century Ribbon Mills, Inland Motors and a retiree of St. Albans Hospital, where she gave 18 ½ years of service as the Head Dietician.

She was a life-long member of the Fairlawn United Methodist Church, where she faithfully served in several capacities. She sang in the church choir for several years, taught youth and adult Sunday school classes. She was President of the Women’s Society, leader of the Women’s Bible class, and she and Harry were the leaders for the Youth Fellowship for 13 years.

Ruth was preceded in death by her husband, Harry Harding McCoy after 58 years of marriage; her father, Andrew Jackson and mother, Jettie Lou Minnick; brothers, Nathan Minnick and David Minnick; and several half-brothers and half-sisters.

She is survived by one son, Ed McCoy and his wife Mary Ann McCoy of Bonita Springs, Fla.; one grandson, Todd McCoy of Richmond, Va.; a beloved niece, Dottie McCoy Kershner of Christiansburg, Va.; great-grandchildren, Mary Elizabeth Vietmier, Jessica ,and Gavin McCoy, all of Richmond, Va.; and several nephews.

Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, August 19, 2015 at the Highland Memory Gardens Mausoleum Chapel in Dublin with Rev. Bobby Lorton officiating. Following the service, the family will receive friends at the Fairlawn UM Church

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Fairlawn UM Church, 7590 Brandon Road, Fairlawn, VA 24141.

The McCoy family is in the care of Mullins Funeral Home & Crematory in Radford, Va.