Robert was born on May 30, 1942 in Durham, North Carolina. He was the loving son of the late Woodrow and Betsy Bevel McCoy. He received his education in the area and later migrated to Hartsville, South Carolina where he worked at Newsome Auto Body & Paint Shop for 40 years until retirement. Robert was happily married to Gwendolyn Phillips McCoy for 58 years. He loved to laugh and talk with his family and friends. Painting and working on cars were his deepest interest he enjoyed during his leisure.
Surviving to cherish his memories are his loving wife, Gwendolyn Phillips McCoy; Six children, Mary Lee (Ernest) Simmons, Peggy Lee Mack, Ruby Dale (Darryle) Coe, Robert Lee (Crystal) McCoy, William (Lisa) McCoy and David Rayford (Trena) McCoy; One God-child, Michelle Raysor; 14 grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren; a host of nieces, nephews and other close relatives and friends.
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