It is with a tremendous amount of gratitude that we thank you all for your very generous donations. At this time, we believe that we have all foreseeable expenses covered through your contributions, and have since lowered the goal which has recently been met. Chris has been cremated and Katie plans to lay him to rest this Spring, along with Jack and Kelly. We will keep you all updated on any developments and further plans, if any.
Words cannot appropriately address the amount of gratitude we have for all of you. Thank you and Merry Christmas.
Upon receipt of new information, there is proving to be numerous unforeseen expenses that will be incurred through his passing, which is why the goal was increased. Any and all contributions recieved above and beyond the cost of burial will be used towards easing this financial burden. Thank you all for your very generous donations.
Chris Allan McCoy, the father of my sister, Katie Ann McCoy, passed away due to smoke inhalation caused by an accidental kitchen fire, this past Friday December 15, 2017. (See Article Here
Many would describe Chris as the life of the party. A fun, life-loving guy who had a contagious laugh. Those people would likely tell you that he brought a lot of joy to their life for the time they had spent with them. It helps bring us peace knowing that some of you reading this will look back fondly at your time spent with Chris.
Throughout his fifty six years, Chris had also proven to be a not-so-wise decision maker who also damaged many of his relationships. One of these relationships was with his estranged daughter, Katie. I would be amiss, if in writing this I didn't acknowledge that truth so many of you already know.
As next of kin, Katie is now responsible to manage his affairs and make decisions on behalf of her estranged father. It is very likely that Chris passed without any assets. Unfortunately, we are unaware of any insurance policy and have no access to any documentation (as all of his belongings were believed to be with him in the fire).
We would like to offer Chris the opportunity to finally be at peace. Our goal is to pay for Chris' cremation, and if possible, lay him to rest with his parents and brother, Jack, Judy and Kelly McCoy.
"Forgiveness does not excuse their behavior. Forgiveness prevents their behavior from destroying your heart."