Billie McCoy (March 7, 1924 - August 24, 2014)

Billie McCoy
03/07/1924 – 08/24/2014

Billie L. McCoy, 90, of Zanesville, passed away Sunday, August 24, 2014, at her home.

Billie was born March 7, 1924, in Groom, Texas. She was the daughter of the late Jess and Ayme Ritter. She graduated from Gulf Port College.

She married Nelson McCoy in 1945 and moved to Zanesville. She was a member of Grace United Methodist Church. She worked for years in the design department of Nelson McCoy Pottery and was an enthusiastic collector of older McCoy pottery. She was an active member of the Zanesville community and enjoyed her time and friends at the Zanesville Country Club. Mostly, she enjoyed her family: her husband Nelson, her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren.

Surviving are her husband of 69 years and her daughter Margaret (Perry) Smith of Wilmington, NC. Also surviving are a sister Margaret Brownfield of Moberly, Missouri, and a brother, Keith Ritter, of Amarillo Texas, three grandchildren, Perry (Emily) Smith, Lindsay (Chris) Grider and Derek (Elizabeth) Smith and three great grandchildren, Peter Smith, Matthew Smith, and Margaret Grider.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by three brothers and by her beloved son, William “Mac” McCoy Jr.

Friends and family may call two hours prior to the funeral service which will be held at 1:00 P.M. on Friday, August 29, 2014, at the BOLIN-DIERKES FUNERAL HOME, 1271 BLUE AVENUE, ZANESVILLE, with Rev. Steve McGuire officiating. She will be laid to rest at Woodlawn Cemetery, Zanesville.

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