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Michael McKoy

Passed 10/12/2017

Obituary for Michael McKoy

Michael Warren McKoy son of the late Annie Pearl Williams, was born on September 8, 1949 in Rockingham, NC.  He attended the Rockingham County Public School  graduating from Leak Street high School and later A&T State University majoring in Psychology. Mike was drafted by the US Army in March of 1970 where he served in the vietnam war. During his service he was awarded several decorations such as  National Defense Service Medal: Sharpshooter (Rifle M-14),  Sharpshooter (M-16).  Mike received additional Educational training in Field Radio Relay equipment repairman from the USA Southeastern Signal School in Fort Gordon, Georgia.  After receiving his honorable discharge, Mike was employed by Duke University Medical Center where he retired after 20 years of service. Mike departed this life on October 12, 2017 after a short illness. The oldest of four children he was preceded by death by his brother Ricky Wilcher and  sister Linda Williams. He is survived by his brother Orville 'Coon' Williams (Durham).   One sister In-Law Sylvia Wilcher (Durham), nephews Antonio Gibson (Durham), Reggie Williams (Durham), Eric Williams (Durham),  Shawn Smith (Graham), nieces, Ricki N. Smith (Burlington), Aaliyah Williams (Stem), Ayden J. Williams (Stem), Chandra Murphy (Raleigh), Shontea Smith (Durham) and a host of great nephews and nieces. Michael was known for his beautiful eyes and proud statue. Through his eyes he had seen so many things that developed him into the wise man he was.  He was quiet on approach but when he spoke there was such wisdom and humbleness that came out.  A easy going man, one who enjoyed his family very much and respected their choices in life not to interfere or be judgmental. As his nephew Antonio says 'Mike was a great listener and adviser.  I always enjoyed playing chess, listening to music and talking to him, even if he did claim to win at chess when he really didn't.'  Memories of his love, strength and devotion will forever remain in the hearts of his family.    Memorial service on Saturday, October 21, 2017, at Holloway Memorial Funeral Home at 5:00 PM. 

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